REACH Student Dance Group - Pacific Northwest Ballet

REACH Student Dance Group

A partnership between Pacific Northwest Ballet and Spectrum Dance Theatre, REACH is a unique dance workshop program, offered in two independent 8-week sessions for students ages 11-15. Participants collaborate with local dance artists to create and perform new pieces of choreography. Each session explores a different dance style and culminates in a performance on stage at McCaw Hall! REACH offers a supportive environment and unique opportunities for students both new to and experienced in dance.  All dance experience and ability levels welcome.

Fall Session, 2016
Modern with Eva Stone, PNB School Faculty

Rehearsals: Saturdays from 4:00pm-5:30pm, September 17-November 5
Performance: November 12, 2016 at 2:00pm, McCaw Hall

Space is limited. For more information, or to register, email

The Fall REACH session, Contemporary Composition, is designed to introduce the technical, choreographic, and performance aspects of modern dance. Students will learn movement phrases with a focus on the dynamic and performance qualities of those phrases. Designed for dancers of all levels, this session will enhance the understanding and engagement of how dance is learned, created, and then presented to an audience.

Eva Stone has been making dances for over twenty-five years and is obsessed with sharing her knowledge on all aspects of dance. She is an instructor at Spectrum and PNB as well as Artistic Director of The Stone Dance Collective and producer of Chop Shop:  Bodies of Work, an annual contemporary dance festival.

Winter Session, 2017
Contemporary Composition with Fausto Rivera, Spectrum Dance Theater Company member

Rehearsals: Saturdays from 4:00-5:30pm, January 21-March 18 (no class on 2/25)
Performance: March 25, 2017 at 11:30am, McCaw Hall

Space is limited. For more information, or to register, email

The Winter REACH session, Contemporary Dance with Fausto Rivera, will feature learning foundational concepts of contemporary dance technique, as well as exploring how to transform dance steps into a cohesive piece of choreography. Dancers will work collaboratively with each other and the instructor to create the final choreographic work.

Fausto Rivera is a Chicano dance artist from the Pacific Northwest. He graduated with a BA in Dance and a minor in Anthropology from the University of Washington, where he was awarded the Evelyn H. Green Endowed Scholarship for artistic merit and promise. He grew up training in Mexican Folk Dance with Joyas Mestizas, and discovered ballet and modern dance in college. While at the UW, he danced with the Chamber Dance Company under the direction of Hannah C. Wiley, performing work by Lar Lubovitch, Danny Shapiro/Joanie Smith, Bill T. Jones, and Doug Varone. He also trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Northwest Dance Project’s Launch: 10, and a semester abroad at the University of Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico. Other credits include performing original work by Bennyroyce Royon, creating work with Cheryl Delostrinos, which was presented in Seattle and New York City, and performing in Seattle Theatre Group’s 2011 production of Black Nativity and the 5th Avenue Theatre’s production of Carousel, both with choreography by Donald Byrd. Fausto has been a company member of Spectrum Dance Theater since January 2015.


Space is limited.  Submit your completed registration form to or mail to:

Pacific Northwest Ballet
301 Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98109

For more information, contact or 206.441.9411.4229


$125 per session or $200 for both sessions
Scholarships available. To apply for a scholarship, please complete the scholarship request form and return it with your registration form.