Teacher Resources & Professional Development

Pacific Northwest Ballet is proud to provide resources and professional development in dance education for classroom teachers, arts and PE specialists, teaching artists, and others through workshops and events. PNB also partners with other local organizations to collectively provide professional development opportunities. Partner organizations include: ArtsWA, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Seattle University, and Seattle Public Schools.

Teacher Discounts

In appreciation of all your dedicated and inspirational work, Pacific Northwest Ballet frequently provides Teacher Discounts to some of PNB’s most anticipated performances of the season! We invite teachers to treat yourself to a night at the ballet with 20% off tickets to PNB’s repertory performances. Each program is your ticket to the vast world of ballet—sure to be enjoyed by ballet lovers or those new to the art form!

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Pacific Northwest Ballet is proud to be an active participant in the Seattle cultural and educational community. Educational programs such as PNB’s DanceChance and DISCOVER DANCE  bring dance to hundreds of students in the Seattle area, and we continue to seek new ways of reaching those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy the exhilaration and elegance of dance.

We thank you for all of your hard work serving students, and we look forward to having you join us!


Teacher Discount tickets are available only to certified teachers or individuals that work for PK-college educational institutions. Proof of teacher certification or staff ID indicating place of employment is required. Discounts are not valid on previously purchased tickets or the lowest priced ticket and cannot be combined with any other offers. Teacher discounts are not available for George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® or Family Matinee Performances. To inquire about availability of Teacher Discount tickets for the current performance season, please call 206.441.2424 or visit the PNB Box Office.

Workshops for Teachers

Interested in incorporating or supporting dance in your school or program? PNB offers customizable professional development workshops that prioritize alignment with your individual school goals and values.

Topics may include: using movement in the classroom to engage and support student learning, dance and 21st century skills, dance concepts, integrating dance with other curriculum areas, dance and special education, assessing student learning in the arts, and more.  All activities are aligned with state and national standards for the arts.

When: Early release days, in-service days, or faculty retreats
Where: At your school or facility; open room recommended
Cost: $150 per workshop hour
Minimum: 8 participants

For more information contact education@pnb.org or 206.441.2432.

Dance in Physical Education

Pacific Northwest Ballet partners with Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and Highline School District to provide professional development for physical education specialists across the districts. In collaboration with district staff, PNB has developed grade level-specific dance units for grades K-2. Through a scaffolded professional development program, physical education specialists are trained to teach the dance unit in alignment with the Quality Physical Education curriculum.

Specialists work one-on-one with a master teaching artist from PNB to gain dance content knowledge and increase independence in this area of their curriculum. K-2 students receive dance instruction with lessons taught during regularly scheduled PE time.

Lessons are adapted from PNB’s DISCOVER DANCE curriculum, which has been taught in area schools for over 20 years. Content focuses on movement concepts, choreography tools, dance vocabulary, and the 21st Century skill of collaboration. The unit is aligned with state standards in PE and Dance. By the end of the training, specialists teach and lead lessons on their own, with coaching and supports available.

PNB is a rostered partner with The Creative Advantage—Seattle Public Schools’ plan to provide equitable arts education.

For more information contact education@pnb.org or 206.441.2432.