Kyle Davis | Principal Dancer2023-10-02T13:12:01-07:00
Kyle Davis


Kyle Davis (he/him) 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. He 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, Kyle 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.

Kyle has performed leading roles in George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, Agon, Divertimento from “Le Baiser de la Fée, Emeralds, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Cavalier, Soldier Doll, Hot Chocolate, Tea, Candy Cane), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon, Puck), Prodigal Son (Friend), Rubies, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Morrisine), La Source, Square Dance, Tarantella, and Theme and Variations; Andrew Bartee’s arms that work; Peter Boal’s Giselle (Peasant pas de deux); Alejandro Cerrudo’s Little mortal jump and One Thousand Pieces; David Dawson’s Empire Noir; Ulysses Dove’s Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven; William Forsythe’s New Suite and The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; Paul Gibson’s Rush; Marco Goecke’s Place a Chill; Ronald Hynd’s The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Florimund, Bluebird pas de deux, Gold and Silver pas de trois); Jiri Kylian’s Petite Mort; Jessica Lang’s Her Door to the Sky; Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette (Benvolio, Acolyte); Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Cylindrical Shadows; Justin Peck’s Debonair, The Times Are Racing, and Year of the Rabbit; Crystal Pite’s Emergence and Plot Point; Yuri Possokhov’s RAkU (Monk); Alexei Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH, Pictures at an Exhibition, and Wartime Elegy; Jerome Robbins’ The Concert and Dances at a Gathering; Kent Stowell’s Carmina Burana, Cinderella (Prince, Jester, Evil Sprite), Nutcracker (Prince), and Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried, Jester, Wolfgang, Pas de trois, Neapolitan); Susan Stroman’s TAKE FIVE…More or Less; and Twyla Tharp’s Brief Fling, Waiting at the Station (Son), and Waterbaby Bagatelles. He originated leading roles in Donald Byrd’s Love and Loss, Jessica Lang’s Ghost Variations, Edwaard Liang’s The Veil Between Worlds, Mark Morris’ Kammermusik No. 3, Matthew Neenan’s Bacchus, and Price Suddarth’s Signature.

Kyle’s 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, Kyle choreographed A Dark and Lonely Space for PNB’s mainstage. In 2021 he choreographed Las Estrellas for PNB’s digital season.

Headshot © Lindsay Thomas
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