Conceived in 1999, Second Stage is a multi-faceted career transition program created by PNB dancers, Trustees, and volunteers to support the dancers you see on stage in achieving their goals following a career in dance. Second Stage resources allow dancers to take classes, access mentors and career counseling, and receive grants. Funding from fans like you has built the Second Stage program, making it possible for PNB dancers to become Pilates instructors, real estate agents, interior designers, small business owners, medical students, and law students.PNB principal dancer Maria Chapman and former dancer Jordan Pacitti talk about Second Stage on New Day Northwest. Originally aired September 14th, 2011.
In addition to providing grants for online learning, university, and community college support, Second Stage developed a partnership with Seattle University in 2003. SU offers PNB dancers college courses at times that work with their busy schedules. The SU partnership teaches academic skills, but perhaps more importantly, demonstrates to the dancers that they are indeed multi-talented individuals capable of diverse achievements on and off the stage. This knowledge provides hope for their future after dance and enriches their lives as dancers today.
The past twelve years have been remarkably successful for Second Stage. In 1999, only a handful of dancers actively planned for their career after dance. Since that time, Second Stage has provided nearly $430,000 in grants to more than 135 dancers.
PNB dancers are investing in their futures and hope you will too by contacting PNB Development Staff to make your tax deductible donation to Second Stage.
You may also mail your gift to:
Second Stage c/o Pacific Northwest Ballet
301 Mercer St., Seattle, WA 98109
(Make checks payable to Pacific Northwest Ballet)
Contact Clare Hausmann: Giving@pnb.org | phone: 206.441.3593
Click on the links below to view these Second Stage documents in PDF format.
Some of the documents below are intended only for PNB dancers and current Second Stage participants and are password protected. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Terrie Flaming at TFlaming@pnb.org.