The active use of imagination and dreaming of what might be possible without limits should never be underestimated as forces for youthful creativity.  We at PNB take a lot of pride in our youth, and in our future, which is why we are continuing to provide teens around the Seattle area with a great source of inspiration. That source is PNB’s Teen Night on Wednesday, May 9th! Teen Night is a one hour open rehearsal and an exclusive preview of our NEXT STEP program, where PNB company dancers choreograph new works on PNB School’s Professional Division students.

TEEN NIGHT is your chance to see your favorite dancers up close and personal, ask them questions, and see a different side to their creativity. This year’s NEXT STEP choreographers are: Ezra Thomson, Sean Rollofson, Chelsea Adomaitis, Eric Hipolito, Kyle Davis and Kiyon Gaines. To throw some more into the mix, we are also having a preview of PNB School’s new work by Price Suddarth.

Last year, we had a great rehearsal and reception with treats and drinks. More than 200 teens ages 13 – 19 took part in the evening, and got to speak and mingle with the choreographers and dancers. This year promises to live up to the excitement from last year, and with the $5 ticket price, we all wish we were teenagers! Come and join us, leave your parents at home, and share in the excitement and imagination of PNB’s best on May 9th!

See you there!

Nicholas Ade
Principal, Eastside School, Pacific Northwest Ballet School
NEXT STEP Coordinator

Photos: Ezra Thomson in rehearsal with PNB School students, photos © Lindsay Thomas.