Studio Presentations, Seminars, and Lecture-Demonstrations

2015–2016 Season


Tickets: $25 General Admission

Prodigal Son coaching rehearsal

Tuesday, September 8 @ 6:00-7:00 PM
Studio C @ The Phelps Center
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George Balanchine revived his 1929 Prodigal Son for Jerome Robbins in 1950 and Robbins went on to coach Peter Boal in the role in the 1980s. Join us as Boal passes his incredible legacy on to PNB’s dancers performing the iconic roles of the Prodigal and the Siren.

Exploring George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

New 3-part series
$40 per session ($100 for 3-session series)**
Please note varying event times

**Tickets for the complete Nutcracker series package must be purchased by calling 206.441.2424

Get an inside look at George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ before the curtain goes up! Our 3-part series will introduce you to Balanchine’s magical production that made Nutcracker America’s favorite holiday tradition.

Introducing The Nutcracker
Tuesday, September 15 @ 7:00-8:30 PM
Nesholm Family Lecture Hall @ McCaw Hall

Learn all about The Nutcracker during this panel discussion with Peter Boal, stager Judith Fugate, and designer Ian Falconer as they share their lifelong experiences with this treasured staging and reveal secrets of PNB’s new production.

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Learning The Nutcracker
Tuesday, October 13 @ time 6:00-7:30 PM
Studio C @ The Phelps Center

Join in the fun and learn alongside PNB Company dancer and PNB School students as Peter Boal teaches you the famous Little Prince pantomime from the second act of The Nutcracker.

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Dancing The Nutcracker
November 17 @ 5:30-7:00 PM
Studio C @ The Phelps Center

Enjoy PNB Company dancers rehearsing excerpts from The Nutcracker while learning about the close ties Balanchine’s production shares with the 1892 St. Petersburg original.

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Square Dance coaching rehearsal

Tuesday, December 8 @ 6:00-7:00 PM
Studio C @ The Phelps Center

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Stager Bart Cook coaches PNB dancers in the celebrated Square Dance solo George Balanchine choreographed for him in 1976.

Roméo et Juliette coaching rehearsal

Monday, February 1 @ 5:30-7:00 PM LIVE STREAM
Studio C @ The Phelps Center

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Join us for this rare opportunity to see Bernice Coppieters, Jean-Christophe Maillot’s muse and original Juliet, coach PNB dancers in his signature staging of Roméo et Juliette.

New York Tour preview

Friday, February 19 @ 5:30-7:00 PM LIVE STREAM
Studio C @ The Phelps Center

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Pacific Northwest Ballet and Orchestra return to New York’s City Center with two mixed bills of works by Balanchine, Dawson, Forsythe, and Pite. Join in the excitement at this preview studio rehearsal of excerpts from PNB’s touring repertory.

Le Corsaire lecture-demonstration

Tuesday, March 8 @ 7:00-8:30 PM
Studio C @ The Phelps Center

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Join Doug Fullington and PNB School Professional Division students to learn all about classical ballet’s famous swashbuckler, Le Corsaire, which has been reconstructed by Fullington from original sources to be presented in streamlined format as Le Corsaire: A Pirate’s Tale, PNB’s newest Family Matinee ballet.

Coppélia coaching rehearsal

Friday, April 8 @ 5:30-7:00 PM
Studio C @ The Phelps Center

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George Balanchine’s definitive production of Coppélia, classical ballet’s great comedy, pays homage to the 1870 French original, set to a delightful score by Léo Delibes. Join Peter Boal and PNB dancers for this coaching session focused on the ballet’s intimate second act, set in the toy workshop of the mysterious Dr. Coppelius.

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