Benjamin Griffiths - Pacific Northwest Ballet

Benjamin Griffiths

Benjamin Griffiths2019-04-15T13:29:00+00:00
PNB Principal Dancer
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Leading Roles

George Balanchine
  • Agon
  • Ballet Imperial
  • Coppélia (Franz)
  • Emeralds
  • The Four Temperaments
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Cavalier, Soldier Doll, Tea, Candy Cane)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon, Lysander)
  • Prodigal Son
  • Rubies
  • La Sonnambula
  • La Source
  • Square Dance
  • Symphony in C
  • La Valse
Peter Boal
  • Giselle (Peasant pas de deux)
Val Caniparoli
  • The Seasons*
Kyle Davis
  • A Dark and Lonely Space
David Dawson
  • Empire Noir
Ulysses Dove
  • Red Angels
  • Serious Pleasures
William Forsythe
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
  • New Suite
  • One Flat Thing, reproduced
  • The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
Kiyon Gaines
  • Interrupted Pri’si’zhen*
  • M-Pulse*
  • Sum Stravinsky
Paul Gibson
  • Mozart Pieces*
  • The Piano Dance
  • Rush
  • Sense of Doubt*
Marco Goecke
  • Mopey
  • Place a Chill
Ronald Hynd
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Bluebird pas de deux, Gold and Silver pas de trois, Puss in Boots)
Jiri Kylian
  • Forgotten Land
  • Petite Mort
  • Sechs Tänze (Six Dances)
Jean-Christophe Maillot
  • Roméo et Juliette (Benvolio)
Benjamin Millepied
  • 3 Movements
Mark Morris
  • A Garden
  • Kammermusik No. 3
  • Pacific
Margaret Mullin
  • Lost in Light*
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
  • Cylindrical Shadows
Justin Peck
  • Debonair
  • Year of the Rabbit
Crystal Pite
  • Plot Point
Victor Quijada
  • Suspension of Disbelief*
Alexei Ratmansky
  • Concerto DSCH
Brian Reeder
  • Lost Language of the Flight Attendant
Jerome Robbins
  • The Concert
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • Fancy Free
  • Glass Pieces
  • In the Night
  • Opus 19/The Dreamer
  • West Side Story Suite (Tony)
Kent Stowell
  • Carmina Burana
  • Cinderella (Jester)
  • Nutcracker (Prince)
  • Swan Lake (Jester, Pas de trois, Neopolitan Dance)
Price Suddarth
  • Signature*
Twyla Tharp
  • Afternoon Ball
  • Brief Fling
  • In the Upper Room
  • Nine Sinatra Songs
  • Opus 111
  • Waiting at the Station
  • Waterbaby Bagatelles
Olivier Wevers
  • Shindig*
Christopher Wheeldon
  • Polyphonia
  • Tide Harmonic

* Originated role

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, Mr. Griffiths joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2005. He was promoted to soloist in 2008 and principal in 2016.

Mr. Griffiths is a 2003 Princess Grace Award recipient.

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