Kyle Davis | Principal Dancer2024-04-01T13:57:33-07:00
Kyle Davis


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. 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’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.

Featured & Leading Roles

George Balanchine

Allegro Brillante
Divertimento from “Le Basier de la Fée”
The Nutcracker

(Cavalier, Solider Doll, Hot Chocolate, Tea, Candy Cane)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

(Oberon, Puck)

Prodigal Son


Slaughter on Tenth Avenue


La Source
Square Dance
Theme and Variation

Andrew Bartee

arms that work

Peter Boal


(Albert, Peasant pas de deux)

Alejandro Cerrudo

Little mortal jump
One Thousand Pieces

Ulysses Dove

Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven

William Forsythe

New Suite
The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude

Paul Gibson


Marco Goecke

Place a Chill

Ronald Hynd

The Sleeping Beauty

(Prince Florimund, Bluebird pas de deux, Gold and Silver pas de trois)

Jiří Kylián

Petite Mort

Jessica Lang

Her Door to the Sky

Jean-Christophe Maillot

Roméo et Juliette

(Benvolio, Acolyte)

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Cylindrical Shadows

Justin Peck

The Times Are Racing
Year of the Rabbit

Crystal Pite

Plot Point

Yuri Possokhov



Alexei Ratmansky

Concerto DSCH
Pictures at an Exhibition
Wartime Elegy

Jerome Robbins

The Concert
Dances at a Gathering

Kent Stowell

Carmina Burana

(Prince, Jester, Evil Sprite)



Swan Lake

(Prince Siegfried, Jester, Wolfgang, Pas de trois, Neapolitan)

Susan Stroman

TAKE FIVE…More or Less

Twyla Tharp

Brief Fling
Waiting at the Station


Waterbaby Bagatelles

Original Roles

Donald Byrd

Love and Loss

Jessica Lang

Ghost Variations
Let Me Mingle Tears With Thee

Edwaard Liang

The Veil Between Worlds

Mark Morris

Kammermusik No. 3

Matthew Neenan


Price Suddarth


Headshot © Lindsay Thomas
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