Donors to PNB's New Works Initiative fund the costs of creation and performance of new works at PNB.

The New Works Initiative provides a flexible environment to create new works, develop dancers through performances, and fashion a repertory both firmly rooted in tradition and committed to the evolution of the artistic medium. New works contribute to the advancement of the art form, while presenting PNB's audiences with a wide range of dance to bolster a strong appreciation of the versatility of ballet and a true understanding of various choreographers' bodies of work.

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For more information on the New Works Initiative and how you can support this important vision, please contact Carolyn Black, Director of Development, at 206.441.3595 or Donations to the New Works Initiative will provide you with new benefits, as well as augment your Membership level.


$10,000+ (Cost varies based on specific production**) All of the below benefits plus:

  • Opportunity to watch the creation of "your" ballet in PNB studios (subject to prior arrangement)
  • Exclusive one-on-one time with specific choreographer or stager during the creation or staging of "your" ballet, i.e. meeting, coffee, lunch, etc. (subject to prior arrangement)
  • Opportunity to visit the PNB costume or scene shop to witness the creation of sets and costumes for "your" ballet (subject to prior arrangement)
  • Opportunity to travel with the Artistic Director on PNB tours (excludes travel expenses)
  • Name recognition in Encore on the Program Notes page associated with sponsoring "your" ballet
  • Name recognition on the casting inserts during the program featuring "your" ballet
  • Name recognition on any press releases associated with "your" ballet
  • Name recognition on the marquee outside McCaw Hall during the program featuring "your" ballet
  • Name recognition on the monitors throughout McCaw Hall during the program featuring "your" ballet
  • Opportunity to watch "your" ballet from backstage (subject to prior arrangement)
  • Complimentary dinner for two to the Opening Night dinner of "your" ballet's program
  • Two complimentary tickets to "your" ballet's program
  • Signed photo from "your" ballet


$500 - $9,999

  • Recognition in Encore in a special New Works Initiative listing
  • 2 complimentary tickets to the Next Step performance

*Please note: these benefits are in addition to your standard annual fund benefits.

** Please contact Elizabeth Damore, Associate Director of Development, at 206.441.3594 for more information.