Housing is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, as demand exceeds capacity. The residence fee includes daily transportation to and from the PNB studios and three full meals per day.
2024 Residence Cost: $4,253
PNBS provides safe, supervised housing for Summer Course students ages 12–18 in Levels IV through VIII. The Residence is a secure building located on the picturesque campus of Seattle Pacific University in a quiet residential neighborhood approximately 1.5 miles from PNBS. We are the only group occupying the Residence. Cable TV and wireless internet access are provided. Other features include a comfortable main lounge with grand piano, a theater-style TV lounge with big-screen TV, separate lounges and kitchenettes with refrigerators on each floor, a large, well-equipped laundry room, and an ice machine. Daily transportation to and from the Residence and PNB studios is provided. Nutritious meals are served in SPU’s Gwinn Commons cafeteria, with daily vegetarian options, and vegan options available upon request.
The Residence is staffed by experienced adult counselors who live on-site during the entire 5 weeks to ensure a safe, congenial atmosphere and individual attention given to all residents.
The Residence’s location in a thriving, world-class city is a tremendous asset for Summer Course students. Seattle is surrounded by water and mountains, providing daily photo opportunities with seagulls, bridges, ferryboats, and snow-capped peaks. Public transportation continues to be available in the city, and students will be able to explore the city (masked at all times) via walking and/or Metro Transit (bus). Just up the hill from campus is a village-like avenue with coffee-shop and eateries. Other neighborhood attractions within walking distance of the Summer Residence include the Lake Washington Ship Canal, and the Fremont neighborhood, featuring public art and local boutiques.
David Jensen (he/him) is Pacific Northwest Ballet School’s Summer Residence Director. This will be his 30th year with the PNB Summer Course. Dave grew up in Olympia, Washington, and earned his B.A. in English and Master in Teaching from the University of Washington. He has been a public school teacher for 23 years; he taught high school for ten years before moving to his current position as an English language arts teacher at Tillicum Middle School in Bellevue, Washington, in 2010. He has been a member of the Summer Residence staff since 1995 and has also served PNB School in the roles of Registrar and Eastside Administrative Assistant. In addition, Dave is one of our Summer Residence bus drivers and holds a commercial driver’s license with all required endorsements.