Announcing PNB’s 2024/25 Season

Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced the line-up for PNB’s 52nd season, running from September 2024 through June 2025. The centerpiece of the season will be PNB’s world premiere production of The Sleeping Beauty, staged by Boal in collaboration with dance historian Doug Fullington and a design team with some of the leading artists of our time. Other highlights include the return of Jean-Christophe Maillot’s timeless Roméo et Juliette, a triple-bill of Balanchine classics, and Crystal Pite’s thrilling Emergence. Also in the line-up are works from Edwaard Liang, Justine Peck, Jerome Robbins, Kiyon Ross, and Twyla Tharp; and three world premieres from Jessica Lang, Price Suddarth, and Rena Butler. (Plus a family-matinee offering of Bruce Wells’ Beauty and the Beast, featuring the students of the PNB School; and, of course, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.)

The PNB Box Office is now open for subscription renewals and new subscriptions; tickets for individual programs go on sale July 23. PNB plans to continue offering its digital subscription as well so audiences across the country and around the world can attend the show. For further information, contact the PNB Box Office by phone at 206.441.2424, or online at As always, everything is subject to change.

Rep 1: The Times Are Racing: September 20 - 29, 2024


September 20 – 29, 2024

Step into the world of contemporary ballet with three spectacular choreographers. Jessica Lang will debut a brand-new work, her first contribution as PNB’s new Resident Choreographer. Add the color and vibrancy of both Edwaard Liang’s The Veil Between Worlds and Justin Peck’s The Times Are Racing and you’ve got a recipe for an invigorating trio of ballets.

The Veil Between Worlds

Music: Oliver Davis

Choreography: Edwaard Liang

Costume Design: Mark Zappone

Lighting Design: Reed Nakayama


Choreography: Jessica Lang

The Times Are Racing

Music: Dan Deacon

Choreography: Justin Peck

Staging: Craig Hall

Costume Design: Humberto Leon

Lighting Design: Brandon Stirling Baker

Rep 2: All Balanchine: November 1 - 10, 2024


November 1 – 10, 2024

This program highlights the range and creativity George Balanchine brought to all of his work, and how he used the music of Vivaldi, Corelli, Prokofiev, and Stravinsky to inspire and influence his choreography. This meeting of music and dance is as thought-provoking now as it was when Balanchine created these now-classic ballets. Don’t miss this intriguing blend of American folk dance (Square Dance), dramatic parable (Prodigal Son), and ballet blockbuster (Stravinsky Violin Concerto).

Square Dance

Music: Antonio Vivaldi

Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Staging: Peter Boal

Prodigal Son

Music: Sergei Prokofiev

Libretto: Boris Kochno

Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Staging: Peter Boal

Scenic and Costume Design: Georges Rouault

Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

Music: Igor Stravinsky

Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli

The Nutcracker: November 28 - December 28, 2024

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

November 29 – December 28, 2024 (NOTE: Not part of the 2024-25 Subscription season.)

The Northwest’s favorite holiday tradition, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is ready to delight one and all. From the liveliest lobby in town to the dazzling sets and costumes and unforgettable performances, The Nutcracker is an integral part of the holidays for ballet fans of all ages!

Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Staging: Judith Fugate with Peter Boal and Garielle Whittle

Costume & Scenic Design: Ian Falconer

Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls

Rep 3: The Sleeping Beauty World Premiere: January 31 - February 9, 2025

The Sleeping Beauty (World Premiere Production)

January 31 – February 9, 2025

This brand-new production of The Sleeping Beauty promises to enchant with scenic design by glass artist Preston Singletary and costumes by Paul Tazewell (Hamilton, West Side Story, PNB’s Swan Lake). Step into a world of magic and monarchs in this historically-informed re-imagining of a classic tale. Walk with Princess Aurora through a Pacific Northwest-inspired fairyland, as she fulfills her destiny in a ballet full of adventure, dreams, and love.

Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Marius Petipa

Production Concept and Additional Choreography: Peter Boal

Staging: Doug Fullington

Scenic Design: Preston Singletary

Projection Design: Wendall K. Harrington

Costume Design: Paul Tazewell

Puppetry Design: Basil Twist

Lighting Design: Reed Nakayama

Associate Scenic Design: Charlene Hall

Rep 4: Emergence: March 14 - 23, 2025


March 14 – 23, 2025

Crystal Pite’s audience favorite Emergence returns after a six-year hiatus! “Like the best works of art, it transforms its audience, as well as its participants,” says The Seattle Times of Emergence. This mesmerizing piece is accompanied by Jerome Robbins’ intimate Afternoon of a Faun, Marco Goecke’s solo work Mopey, and a World Premiere from PNB dancer and choreographer Price Suddarth. Each of these choreographers pushes the boundaries of dance with their own unique vision, and are especially remarkable when juxtaposed with one another.


Music: Alfonso Perduto

Choreography: Price Suddarth

Costume Design: Mark Zappone

Lighting Design: Reed Nakayama

Afternoon of a Faun

Music: Claude Debussy

Choreography: Jerome Robbins

Staging: Bart Cook

Scenic and Lighting Design: Jean Rosenthal

Costume Design: Irene Sharaff


Music: C.P.E. Bach and The Cramps

Choreography: Marco Goecke

Staging: Sean Suozzi

Costume Coordinator: Mark Zappone

Lighting Design: David Moodey


Music: Owen Belton

Choreography: Crystal Pite

Staging: Hope Muir, Anne Dabrowski

Scenic Design: Jay Gower Taylor

Costume Design: Linda Chow

Lighting Design: Alan Brodie

Bruce Wells’ Beauty and the Beast

March 22 – 30, 2025 (NOTE: Not part of the 2024-25 Subscription season.)

Featuring students of Pacific Northwest Ballet School.

Music: Léo Delibes

Concept and Choreography: Bruce Wells

Staging: Ezra Thomson

Scenic Design: Ryan Sbaratta

Costumes: Atlanta Ballet Costume Shop

Lighting Design: Reed Nakayama

Rep 5: Romeo et Juliette: April 11 - 20, 2025

Roméo et Juliette

April 11 – 20, 2025

The original star-crossed lovers are back on the McCaw Hall stage! Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette distills the Shakespearean tragedy to its most moving, timeless core. Watch as young love blooms, grows, and overwhelms in this magnetic refresh of the classic story. Featuring emotional performances by PNB Company dancers and Prokofiev’s powerful score masterfully rendered by the PNB Orchestra, you won’t want to miss this spring offering.

Music: Sergei Prokofiev

Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot

Original Staging: Gaby Baars, Bernice Coppieters, Giovanna Lorenzoni

Scenic Design: Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Costume Design: Jérôme Kaplan

Lighting Design: Dominique Drillot

Rep 6: Director's Choice: May 30 - June 8, 2025


May 30 – June 8, 2025

Embrace humanity and expand your mind as you explore the three pieces in our final production of the season. Twyla Tharp’s American masterpiece Nine Sinatra Songs is still sharp 40 years after its premiere. In it, Tharp effortlessly floats between dance genres, set to the familiar strains of Frank Sinatra hits. Two pieces from innovative choreographers Rena Butler and PNB’s own Kiyon Ross round out the program, and promise to connect us with our inner desires while allowing us to touch the stars.

…throes of increasing wonder

Music: Cristina Spinei

Choreography: Kiyon Ross

Costume Design: Pauline Smith

Scenic Design: Norbert Herriges and Reed Nakayama

Lighting Design: Reed Nakayama


Choreography: Rena Butler

Nine Sinatra Songs

Music: Frank Sinatra

Choreography: Twyla Tharp

Staging: Shelley Washington

Original Scenic Design: Santo Loquasto

Original Costume Design: Oscar de la Renta

Original Lighting Design: Jennifer Tipton


The Pacific Northwest Ballet Box Office is now taking orders for subscription renewals, new subscriptions, and digital-season subscriptions to PNB’s 2024-25 season. Full-season [seated] subscriptions start at $201 for seats to all six programs. Four-show partial-season subscriptions start at $138. Full and partial-season subscribers may add on digital streaming access for reps 1-6 for $30 (does not include The Nutcracker or Beauty and the Beast.)

DIGITAL SEASON: For four years, PNB’s digital stage has allowed the company to stay connected with audiences around the world, and our plans are to continue providing an at-home streaming option this season. Many works PNB performs onstage during the 2024-25 season will be shared exclusively with Digital Season subscribers after the curtain comes down on in-person performances, available to view for five days. The digital-only subscription will be available for purchase at a later date.

Beginning July 23, tickets to all PNB performances (starting at $38) and George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (starting at $29) may be purchased through the PNB Box Office:

· Phone – 206.441.2424

· In Person – 301 Mercer Street at Seattle Center

· Online 24/7 –

(Tickets are also available – subject to availability – 90 minutes prior to each performance at McCaw Hall. In-person ticket sales at the McCaw Hall Box Office are subject to day-of-show increases. Advance tickets through the PNB Box Office are strongly suggested for best prices and greatest availability.)

For information about special ticket offers including group discounts, The Pointe, Beer & Ballet, Pay-What-You-Can, and student and senior rush tickets, visit

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s season is proudly sponsored by ArtsFund, Microsoft, and The Shubert Foundation. Special thanks to 4Culture. PNB’s digital season is made possible by Katherine Graubard and William Calvin. PNB media sponsorship provided by The Seattle Times.