Benjamin Griffiths

PNB Soloist

Benjamin Griffiths © Angela Sterling

Benjamin Griffiths is from Boise, Idaho, where he received his early training with Lisa Moon. He also studied at the School of American Ballet, where he was a 2001 Mae L. Wien Award recipient. He attended summer courses at Pacific Northwest Ballet School and San Francisco Ballet School. After dancing with Boston Ballet, he joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2005 and was promoted to soloist in 2008.

Mr. Griffiths is a 2003 Princess Grace Award recipient.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine's Agon, Ballet Imperial, Coppélia (Franz), Emeralds, The Four Temperaments, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon), Rubies, Square Dance, and Symphony in C; Peter Boal’s Giselle (Peasant pas de deux); Ulysses Dove’s Serious Pleasures; William Forsythe’s In the middle, somewhat elevated and One Flat Thing, reproduced; Kiyon Gaines’ Sum Stravinsky; Paul Gibson’s The Piano Dance; Marco Goecke’s Mopey and Place a Chill; Ronald Hynd’s The Sleeping Beauty (Blue Bird pas de deux, Gold and Silver pas de trois, Puss in Boots); Jiri Kylian’s Forgotten Land, Petite Mort, and Sech Tänze (Six Dances); Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Cylindrical Shadows; Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette (Benvolio); Benjamin Millepied’s 3 Movements; Mark Morris’ A GardenKammermusik No. 3, and Pacific; Alexei Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH; Brian Reeder’s Lost Language of the Flight Attendant; Jerome Robbins’ The Concert, Dances at a Gathering, Fancy Free, and Glass Pieces; Kent Stowell’s Carmina Burana, Cinderella (Jester), Nutcracker (Prince) and Swan Lake (Jester, Pas de trois, Neopolitan Dance); Twyla Tharp’s Afternoon Ball, Brief Fling, In the Upper Room, Nine Sinatra Songs, Opus 111, and Waterbaby Bagatelles; and Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia.

Originated Leading Roles: Val Caniparoli’s The Seasons, Kiyon Gaines’ Interrupted Pri’si’zhen and M-Pulse, Gibson’s Mozart Pieces and Sense of Doubt, Margaret Mullin’s Lost in Light, Victor Quijada’s Suspension of Disbelief, and Olivier Wevers’ Shindig.

Featured Roles

George Balanchine's Diamonds, La Sonnambula, Symphony in Three Movements and La Valse; Ratmanky’s Don Quixote; Stowell’s Carmina Burana; and Christopher Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance).

Photos of Benjamin Griffiths


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