Press Releases

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July 2014
Tickets Go On Sale Monday, July 21 for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 42nd Season!, July 16, 2014
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents George Balanchine's JEWELS™, July 9, 2014
April 2014
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents its 2013-2014 Encore Performance, April 22, 2014
A Wolf Trap Face of America production with Pacific Northwest Ballet to film at Olympic National Park, April 21, 2014
March 2014
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Giselle, March 12, 2014
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s D. David Brown to be Honored by Dance/USA, March 6, 2014
February 2014
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents A Midsummer Night's Dream, February 24, 2014
Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces 2014-2015 Season Line-Up, February 12, 2014
January 2014
Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal Announces Five Promotions at The Sleeping Beauty Opening Night, January 31, 2014
Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Kaori Nakamura to Retire at End of the 2013-2014 Season, January 24, 2014
Pacific Northwest Ballet Appoints Ellen Walker as incoming Executive Director, January 16, 2014
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Director's Choice, January 7, 2014
December 2013
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Pinocchio, December 18, 2013
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Ronald Hynd's The Sleeping Beauty, December 16, 2013
October 2013
Pacific Northwest Ballet celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Stowell & Sendak Nutcracker, October 28, 2013
Pacific Northwest Ballet presents KYLIAN + PITE, August 16, 2013
September 2013
Pacific Northwest Ballet to Live-Stream a Portion of Lecture-Demonstration with Twyla Tharp, September 19, 2013
August 2013
Pacific Northwest Ballet presents AIR TWYLA, August 5, 2013
July 2013
Pacific Northwest Ballet Box Office Opens for 2013-2014 Season, July 8, 2013
June 2013
D. David Brown, Executive Director of Pacific Northwest Ballet, to Retire in June 2014, June 11, 2013
April 2013
32nd Annual Pacific Northwest Ballet School Performances, June 15, 2013
Pacific Northwest Ballet presents NEXT STEP choreographers’ showcase, June 14, 2013
Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces 2013-2014 Line-Up, April 25, 2013
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents it's 2012-2013 Season Encore Performance, June 9, 2013
Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces Swan Lake Casting and Special Events, April 3, 2013
March 2013
Pacific Northwest Ballet presents DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, May 31–June 9, 2013
February 2013
Pacific Northwest Ballet presents Kent Stowell's Swan Lake, April 12–21, 2013
Roméo et Juliette: Realizing a Designer’s Vision, February 6, 2013
James Moore Promoted to Principal Dancer and New Hires, February 1, 2013
January 2013
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Special Family Matinees of Hansel & Gretel, March 17-23, 2013
Casting Announced for Pacific Northwest Ballet at New York City Center, February 13-16, 2013
Pacific Northwest Ballet presents MODERN MASTERPIECES, March 15-24, 2013
Pacific Northwest Ballet presents Roméo et Juliette Special Presentations
December 2012
Pacific Northwest Ballet presents the Seattle and New York runs of Jean-Christophe Maillot's Roméo et Juliette, February 1-10, 2012; February 15 & 16, 2012
November 2012
Pacific Northwest Ballet receives NEA grant to support DIRECTOR’S CHOICE, Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Pacific Northwest Ballet offers 96-Hour Sale for Thanksgiving Weekend, Tuesday, November 20, 2012
ANCERS AMONG US: Book Signing, Sunday, November 11, 2012
October 2012
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Stowell & Sendak Nutcracker, the Northwest's Favorite Holiday Tradition, December 7–29, 2012
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents ALL PREMIERE November 2 – 11, 2012
September 2012
New York City Center Presents Pacific Northwest Ballet, February 13–16, 2013
August 2012
Pacific Northwest Ballet Offers an Abundance of Engaging Audience Education Events August 20, 2012
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents CELEBRATE SEATTLE September 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Kent Stowell's Cinderella September 21 – 30, 2012
Pacific Northwest Ballet Honored With Four Teen Tix Teeny Awards! August 1, 2012
July 2012
40th Anniversary sale begins July 23 for Swan Lake, Cinderella, and more! July 17, 2012
PNB flies to Italy to perform three evenings of ALL THARP, works by Twyla Tharp, at Spoleto 55: Festival dei Due Mondi, July 6 – 8, 2012
June 2012
Nicholas Ade hired as School Principal for Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, June 2012
May 2012
June 16: PNB School Performance and NEXT STEP choreographers’ showcase, Saturday, June 16, 2012
Pacific Northwest Ballet presents Coppélia, June 1–10, 2012
Works & Process, the performing arts program at the Guggenheim to live stream Pacific Northwest Ballet – AFTER PETIPA Sunday, May 13 and Monday, May 14, 2012
April 2012
Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces 40th Anniversary Line-Up! Special One-Week Offer: NO SERVICE FEES July 23 – 29!
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents its 2011-2012 Season Encore Performance June 10, 2012
March 2012
Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Lucien Postlewaite to Join Les Ballets de Monte Carlo
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents APOLLO'S AFTER PARTY: The Eight Annual Backstage Bash, April 20, 2012.
Pacific Northwest Ballet Announced as Recipient of the Rudolf Nureyev Prize for New Dance
February 2012
Pacific Northwest Ballet presents APOLLO & CARMINA, April 13–22, 2012
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents NEW WORKS, March 16–24, 2012
Pacific Northwest Ballet School Presents Snow White, March 17–25, 2012
January 2012
Pacific Northwest Ballet presents the American Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s Don Quixote, February 3–12, 2012
November 2011
HARK! The High School Choirs Sing!
Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces New Hires and Promotions
September 2011
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Stowell & Sendak Nutcracker, the Northwest's Favorite Holiday Tradition, November 25–December 27, 2011
August 2011
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents LOVE STORIES, November 4–13, 2011
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents ALL WHEELDON, September 23–October 2, 2011
Pacific Northwest Ballet Congratulates Princess Grace Award-Winner Margaret Mullin
July 2011
Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces New Company Members for 2011–12 Season
May 2011
PNB Box Office Opens for 2011–2012 ticket sales on Monday, July 18. Special One Week Offer: NO SERVICE FEES July 18–24! PNB Announces 39th Season Line-Up
National Endowment for the Arts announces grant to Pacific Northwest Ballet
April 2011
Pacific Northwest Ballet School Presents A DAY OF DANCE, Saturday, June 18, 2011: The 30th Annual PNB School Performance and NEXT STEP
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Giselle, June 3–12, 2011
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents MIDSUMMER MISCHIEF: The Seventh Annual Backstage Bash, April 15.
March 2011
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents its 2010–2011 Season Encore Performance, June 12, 2011, to include works by Balanchine, Caniparoli, Kylian, Stowell, and more! Featuring the PNB Orchestra.
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents the Spring 2011 DISCOVER DANCE Community Performance, Saturday, March 26, 10:00 am
February 2011
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents A Midsummer Night's Dream, April 8–17, 2011
Pacific Northwest Ballet presents CONTEMPORARY 4
, featuring works by Paul Gibson, Marco Goecke, Mark Morris, Alexei Ratmansky
Pacific Northwest Ballet Pinocchio, PNB's Family Matinee Series, Featuring performances by students of Pacific Northwest Ballet School
January 2011
Pacific Northwest Ballet Dancer Stacy Lowenberg Announces Retirement, Following a 17-Year Career, Final Performances During 2010–2011 Season
Cinderella: Lunch is a Ball! Prince Charming may be just a scratch away at Pacific Northwest Ballet and Pacific Place
Works & Process, the performing arts program at the Guggenheim to live stream PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET – GISELLE REVISITED, Sunday, January 9
December 2010
Pacific Northwest Ballet presents Cinderella, February 4–13, 2011
Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker Nominated for Fourth-Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award
November 2010
Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Jeffrey Stanton Announces Retirement, Final Performances During 2010–2011 Season
October 2010
Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces Guest Conductors for Nutcracker
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents the Fall DISCOVER DANCE Community Performance
, First Outreach Performance of the 2010–2011 Season, Saturday, November 13, 2010, 2:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Stowell & Sendak Nutcracker, the Northwest's Favorite Holiday Tradition, November 26–December 27, 2010
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents ALL THARP, November 5–14, 2010
September 2010
Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Ariana Lallone to Leave at End of 2010-2011 Season
August 2010
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Director's Choice, Featuring works by Nacho Duato, Jiri Kylian, Jerome Robbins, September 24–October 3, 2010
Pacific Northwest Ballet Appoints Emil de Cou as new Music Director/Principal Conductor
July 2010
We're Teeny with the Kids! Pacific Northwest Ballet Honored with Three Teen Tix Teeny Awards!
Pacific Northwest Ballet Box Office Opens for 2010-2011 season on Monday, July 19. Special One Week Offer: NO SERVICE FEES July 19 – 25!
Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces Dancer Promotions for 2010–2011 Season
May 2010
Countdown to Coppélia Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces Special Family-Friendly Activities, as PNB’s Production Staff Goes into Overdrive Putting Final Touches on Gorgeous New Production of Balanchine’s Comedic Classic!
Pacific Northwest Ballet School Presents A Day of Dance, Saturday, June 19, 2010. The 29th Annual PNBS School Performances, See the stars of tomorrow on stage today!
Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces First Week's PRINCIPAL CASTING, special GUEST CONDUCTORS, and PETER BOAL'S DEBUT as Dr. Coppelius in the PNB Premiere of George Balanchine's Coppélia
Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces Special Offers in Conjunction with the PNB Premiere of George Balanchine's Coppélia
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents its 2009–2010 Season Encore Performance, featuring Stewart Kershaw Conducting the PNB Orchestra, June 13, 2010
April 2010
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents the PNB Premiere of George Balanchine's Coppélia, June 3-13, 2010
March 2010
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents the Seventh Annual Choreographers’ Showcase, One Night Only! Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 7:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents ALL BALANCHINE, April 15–25, 2010
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Jordan Pacitti Announces Departure to Pursue Fragrance Career
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents the Spring DISCOVER DANCE Community Performance, The second outreach performance of the 2009–2010 Season, 2:00 pm, April 24, 2010
Pacific Northwest Ballet presents WHEN DOVES FLY, The Sixth Annual Backstage Bash, Friday, March 26, 2010
Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET—BALANCHINE'S PETIPA, May 14 & 15, 2010
February 2010
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents 3 BY DOVE (and one by Quijada), March 18–28, 2010
January 2010
The Sleeping Beauty: Unlike Princess Aurora, if you snooze, you lose! Now thru February 12, 2010, enter to win one of three Sleeping Beauty Dream Weekends and get the royal treatment from PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET and PACIFIC PLACE
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Special Family Matinees: Hansel & Gretel, March 21 at 12:00 & 3:30 pm; March 27 at 1:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Winter Wonderland Ball, Sunday, January 31, 2010
December 2009
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Ronald Hynd's The Sleeping Beauty, February 4–14, 2010
November 2009
Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces Special Guest Appearance by UW Husky Quincy Pondexter in Nutcracker
Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces Guest Conductors for Nutcracker
Pacific Northwest Ballet Returns to New York City with Seven Performances at Joyce Theater
Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker The Northwest's Favorite Holiday Tradition!
Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker Hosts Contests Both Literate and Artistic

October 2009
First DISCOVER DANCE Community Performance of 2009-2010 Season November 14, 2009. Performance offers a sneak-peek of PNB’s new Coppélia (PDF: 203K)
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, Featuring works by Val Caniparoli, Marco Goecke, Jiri Kylian, Jerome Robbins, November 5-15, 2009 (PDF: 229K)

September 2009
Pacific Northwest Ballet Music Director and Conductor Stewart Kershaw Announces Departure (PDF: 116K)
Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces Dancer Promotions for the 2009-2010 Season (PDF: 125K)
Pacific Northwest Ballet Partners with Classical KING FM for Four Live Broadcasts of Season Ballets (PDF: 133K)
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Stowell & Sendak Nutcracker, The Northwest's Favorite Holiday Tradition! (PDF: 165K)

August 2009
How to Cook a Ballerina: Pacific Northwest Ballet's Kari Brunson Announces Departure to Pursue Restaurant Career (PDF: 165K)
PNB to tour to Joyce Theatre, NYC (PDF: 67K)
Pacific Northwest Ballet Opens 2009–2010 Season with Jean-Christophe Maillot's Roméo et Juliette (PDF: 166K)
Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces Performance Casting for Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival, One Day Only! Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2009, 1:00 pm (PDF: 101K)

July 2009
Pacific Northwest Ballet Box Office Opens for 2009-2010 season on Monday, July 20. Special One Week Offer: NO SERVICE FEES FOR online and in-person sales July 20–27! (PDF: 69K)

May 2009
Pacific Northwest Ballet's DISCOVER DANCE Program Receives Funding from National Endowment for the Arts. (PDF: 49K)
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Saturday, June 13, 2009: A DAY OF DANCE (PDF: 69K)
    2:30 pm: 28th ANNUAL PNBS SCHOOL PERFORMANCE
    5:30 pm: FIRST ANNUAL PNBS SCHOLARSHIP DINNER
    7:30 pm: SIXTH ANNUAL CHOREOGRAPHERS’ SHOWCASE

April 2009
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Repertory Program 6: DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, featuring works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Christopher Wheeldon. May 28–June 7, 2009 (PDF: 96K)
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents 2008-2009 Season Encore Performance: A Celebration of Louise Nadeau, Sunday, June 7, 2009, 6:30 pm (PDF: 110KB)

March 2009
Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces 2009–2010 Season Calendar. September 2009–June 2010 (PDF: 68K)
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Swan Lake. April 9–19, 2009 (PDF: 55K)
Pacific Northwest Ballet's Broadway Festival Presents INTERMISSION: THE MUSICAL, The show must go on...in the lobby. (PDF: 49KB)
In Conjunction with PNB's Broadway Festival, SIFF Cinema Presents The Broadway Festival Onscreen (PDF: 49KB)

February 2009
Pacific Northwest Ballet and Five Elementary Schools Present Community Performance DISCOVER DANCE: "Ideas in Motion", March 21, 2009, 2:00 pm (PDF: 54KB)
Pacific Northwest Ballet coming to Palm Desert . Sixth Annual Desert Sunset Dinner on Saturday, February 28 to be followed by performance on Sunday, March 1 at McCallum Theatre. Honorary guest: Barbara Sinatra (PDF: 23KB)
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Broadway Festival Featuring Works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Susan Stroman, and Christopher Wheeldon. March 12-22, 2009 (PDF: 71KB)

January 2009
Emeralds and Rubies and Diamonds—Oh My!. PNB and Pacific Place announce story contest in conjunction with Jewels (PDF: 463KB)
Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Louise Nadeau to Retire at End of the 2008-2009 Season (PDF: 53KB)
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents World Premiere: Pinocchio. PNB's Family Matinee Series, February 7–8, 2009 (PDF: 43KB)

December 2008
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Repertory Program 3: George Balanchine's Jewels. Emeralds, Rubies, Diamonds (PDF: 48KB)
Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces Special Guest Casting for Nutcracker (PDF: 66KB)
Jacob's Pillow Makes First Announcement of the 2009 Festival Season: Pacific Northwest Ballet Performs Exclusive Ulysses Dove Program (PDF: 50KB)

October 2008
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents its Second Repertory Program of the 2008–2009 Season: NEW WORKS, Nov 6-16 (PDF: 425KB)
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Stowell/Sendak Nutcracker, 25th Anniversary(PDF: 175KB)

August 2008
Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents Two World Premieres by Twyla Tharp as Curtain Rises on the 2008–2009 Season: ALL THARP, September 25 - October 5, 2008 (PDF: 103KB)
Season Opener of Pacific Northwest Ballet's "Conversations with PNB" to Include Book-Signing by Twyla Tharp, September 21, 2008 (PDF: 88KB)
"FIRST LOOK" Season Preview Performance and Gala Launches Pacific Northwest Ballet's Season on the Right Foot — ALSO — PNB Announces New Dancers for 2008–2009 Season (PDF: 116KB)
Twyla Tharp to Kick Off the First of Pacific Northwest Ballet's 2008–2009 Season Lecture-Demonstrations!
Pacific Northwest Ballet Soloist Lucien Postlewaite Wins Princess Grace Award (PDF: 103KB) Casting Announced for Pacific Northwest Ballet's Performance at Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival, Labor Day Monday, September 1, 2008, 5:30 pm (PDF: 68KB)

June 2008
Life Beyond Ballet, The First Press Release in an Ongoing Series Sporadically Spotlighting the Outside Endeavors of Members of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Family (PDF: 120KB)

May 2008
Pacific Northwest Ballet School Presents the 27th Annual School Performance, June 14, 2008, 2 performances (PDF: 87KB)

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