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 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, 2017
Contemporary with Robert Moore, Spectrum Dance Theater Company member

Rehearsals: Saturdays from 4:00pm-5:30pm, September 16-November 4
Performance: November 11, 2017 at 2:00pm, McCaw Hall

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

The Fall REACH session, Contemporary with Robert Moore, is designed to introduce the technical, choreographic, and performance aspects of contemporary 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.

Robert Moore, from Hamden, Connecticut, began his dance training at New England Ballet and continued training at Dee Dee’s Dance Center and New Haven Ballet. He is an alumnus of Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive, Merce Cunningham Trust Workshop, Jacob’s Pillow Movin’ Commercial Dance Program, and the Complexions Contemporary Ballet Summer Intensive. He has performed and taught in Mexico as a part of JUNTOS Collective, and participated in outreach programs with Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre, the Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre Academy, and the JD/dansfolk Summer Intensive. He has performed works by Fredrick Earl Mosley, Ronald K. Brown, Ray Mercer, Jessica Lang, Marcus Jarrell Willis, Norbert De La Cruz III, Rena Butler, Astrid von Ussar, Germaul Barnes, Matthew Rushing, Jeffrey Page, Francesca Harper, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Julia Ehrstrand, Sidra Bell, Bradley Shelver, Lar Lubovitch, William Forsythe, and Alvin Ailey. Robert graduated magna cum laude from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program and has danced with Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre, The Steps Repertory Ensemble, and AATMA Performing Arts. This is Robert’s first year with Spectrum Dance Theater.

Winter Session, 2018
TBD- Stay tuned!

Rehearsals: Saturdays from 4:00-5:30pm, January 6-March 17 (no class on 2/17 and 2/24)
Performance: March 24, 2017 at 11:30am, McCaw Hall

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


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


$150 per session or $250 for both sessions
Scholarships available. To apply for a scholarship, please complete the scholarship request form and return it with your registration form.