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“Before, I had major stage fright. But after I performed in front of 2,000 people, I knew I could do anything.” -5th grader

In support of the Vision and Mission of Pacific Northwest Ballet, PNB’s Community Education programs seek to engage the community through programs and partnerships that provide access and equity. PNB views dance as a fundamental part of education and life.

We value

  • community engagement;
  • excellence in dance and education;
  • collaboration with our partners;
  • lifelong learning in the arts.

PNB Community Education programs are committed to serving ALL members of the community. We believe every child and adult has the ability and merit to dance. Programming is inclusive regardless of race, national origin, disability status, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or gender.

Each year, PNB reaches over 21,000 community members, including students, teachers, and families through in-school programming, visits to PNB studios, specially-priced student matinees, and community partnerships.

[PNB] is hands down the most effective and empowering arts program we’ve got at [our school].
–classroom teacher


RightColumnThumbPacific Northwest Ballet’s DISCOVER DANCE program provides standards-based dance education to schools that otherwise offer little or no dance instruction. Learn More

REACH Student Dance Group

thumb_reachFall Session:
Contemporary Jazz with Spectrum Dance Theater Company Member, Davione Gordon

Lecture Series

Throughout the season, the PNB Lecture Series features interviews with PNB artistic staff, choreographers, and stagers during the hour preceding dress rehearsal.

Support Community Programs

Contributions from supporters like you make it possible to bring PNB into classrooms, and classrooms into PNB. Please consider making a donation.

Contact PNB Education & Community Programs:

Pacific Northwest Ballet
The Phelps Center
301 Mercer Street
Seattle, Washington 98109

Doug Fullington, Education Programs Manager
206.441.2445 or

Kayti Bouljon, Community Education Programs Manager
206.441.2432 or

Shannon Barnes, Community Education Programs Coordinator
206.441.9411 x4229 or