Kyle Davis | Principal Dancer

Kyle Davis is from Green Bay, Wisconsin. He trained at Makaroff School of Ballet and on scholarship at Rock School for Dance Education and North Carolina School of the Arts, and attended summer courses on scholarship at Milwaukee Ballet School, the School of American Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. He also studied with Ethan Stiefel and Warren Conover. Mr. Davis joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2008 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2009, soloist in 2016, and principal in 2020.

In 2008, Mr. Davis won the Prix de Lausanne competition in Lausanne, Switzerland. He also won various awards in the Youth American Grand Prix Regional and Finals in 2005 and 2006. He was a 2007–2008 recipient of the Elizabeth Harriet Weaver Memorial Scholarship and the Martha and Spencer Love Foundation Scholarship for Excellence in the Arts at the North Carolina School of the Arts.

Mr. Davis’ works for PNB’s NEXT STEP choreographers’ showcase include Sylvia Pas de Deux (2012), Fanfare and Waltz from “Sylvia” (2013), A Hundred Ways to Paint the Portion of a Plane Bounded by Such a Curve, Part Two (2015), Make It So (2016), and Variegated Voices (2017). In 2014, he choreographed the third act of Sylvia for PNB School’s Annual School Performance. He has also created work for Chop Shop Contemporary Dance Festival and was a 2017 choreographic resident at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. In 2018, Mr. Davis choreographed A Dark and Lonely Space for PNB’s mainstage. In 2021, he choreographed Las Estrellas for PNB’s digital season.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine
Divertimento from “Le Baiser de la Fée”
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Cavalier, Soldier Doll, Hot Chocolate, Tea, Candy Cane)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon, Puck)
Prodigal Son (Friend)
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Morrisine)
La Source
Square Dance
Theme and Variations

Andrew Bartee
arms that work

Peter Boal
Giselle (Peasant pas de deux)

Donald Byrd
And the sky is not cloudy all day*
Love and Loss*

Alejandro Cerrudo
Little mortal jump
One Thousand Pieces

Kyle Davis
Sylvia Pas de Deux

David Dawson
Empire Noir

William Forsythe
New Suite
One Flat Thing, reproduced
The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude

Paul Gibson

Marco Goecke
Place a Chill

Ronald Hynd
The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Florimund, Gold and Silver pas de trois, Blue Bird pas de deux)

Jiri Kylian
Petite Mort

Edwaard Liang
The Veil Between Worlds*

Jessica Lang
Ghost Variations*
Her Door to the Sky

Jean-Christophe Maillot
Roméo et Juliette (Benvolio, Acolyte)

Mark Morris
Kammermusik No. 3*

Matthew Neenan

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Cylindrical Shadows

Justin Peck
Year of the Rabbit

Crystal Pite
Plot Point

Yuri Possokhov
RAkU (Monk)

Alexei Ratmansky
Concerto DSCH
Pictures at an Exhibition

Jerome Robbins
The Concert
Dances at a Gathering

Kent Stowell
Carmina Burana
Cinderella (Prince, Jester, Evil Sprite)
Nutcracker (Prince, Commedia)
Swan Lake (Jester, Wolfgang, Pas de trois, Neapolitan Dance)

Susan Stroman
TAKE FIVE…More or Less

Price Suddarth

Twyla Tharp
Brief Fling
Waterbaby Bagatelles

Ezra Thomson
The Perpetual State

* Originated role