Benjamin Griffiths

PNB Soloist

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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); William Forsythe's In the middle, somewhat elevated and One Flat Thing, reproduced; Ulysses Dove’s Serious Pleasures; Paul Gibson’s The Piano Dance; Marco Goecke’s solo Mopey and Place a Chill; Ronald Hynd's The Sleeping Beauty (Gold and Silver pas de trois, Bluebird pas de deux); Jiri Kylian's Petite Mort and Sechs 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 Garden and Pacific; Alexei Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH and Don Quixote; 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 Cinderella (Jester), Nutcracker (Prince), and Swan Lake (Jester); Twyla Tharp's Afternoon Ball, In the Upper Room, Nine Sinatra Songs, 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, Paul Gibson's Sense of Doubt, 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; Kent Stowell's Carmina Burana; and Christopher Wheeldon's Carousel (A Dance).

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