Explore the art form with Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Audience Engagement Programs. PNB hosts a variety of opportunities to enjoy dancer rehearsals and demonstrations, explore ballet history, examine the cultural impact of ballet, and curate in-depth conversations with the dancers, artists, and leaders creating ballet today.
PNB Immersion Experience
Take a deep dive into the program onstage with a new deal for the 2019-2020 season: the PNB Immersion Experience. Designed to immerse you in the creative process before Opening Night, Immersion Experiences include an hour-long studio rehearsal hosted by Artistic Director Peter Boal—sitting courtside in PNB’s studios for a dancer rehearsal—plus either a PNB Orchestra rehearsal at McCaw Hall hosted by Music Director Emil De Cou or a tour of PNB’s award-winning costume shop with a Q&A with dancers and artists. The Immersion Experience will make a ballet expert out of you! Available for LOCALLY SOURCED, Cinderella, ONE THOUSAND PIECES, and Giselle.
PNB Conversations & Dress Rehearsal
PNB Conversations are hosted by Artistic Director Peter Boal or Audience Education Manager Doug Fullington and offer in-depth interviews with choreographers, stagers, designers, dancers, and other artists involved in putting our repertory on stage. Attend the Conversations event only or stay for Dress Rehearsal.
Seminars, Lectures, & Demos
Ballet 101 is a four-part series exploring of a range of ballet topics. PNB artistic staff leads a behind-the-scenes look at many facets of the ballet industry and provides an engaging point of entry for audience members both well-acquainted with and new to PNB and our programs. Moderated by Audience Education Manager Doug Fullington.
Throughout the season, PNB will offer a variety of one-time studio presentations related to the upcoming program. Each program is unique – but all are led by industry experts and provide an in-depth look at elements of the work before it takes the stage. Events often include demonstrations and rehearsal by PNB Company dancers, along with conversation and commentary about the ballets.
Ballet Talk & Meet the Artist
Enrich your experience and understanding of PNB’s performances by joining us for lectures and Q&A sessions before and after performances.