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Ranked as one of the top three ballet training institutions in the nation, Pacific Northwest Ballet School helps students create successful lives. While offering the highest caliber education, PNBS remains committed to keeping ballet accessible. In upholding this commitment, tuition covers only 75% of the actual cost of operating PNBS. Therefore there remains a gap between tuition and operating costs.

What Can I Do?

Perhaps the most important way that you can help us fill this gap is by making a donation to the Annual Fund. Last year the PNBS Parents contributed an almost $200,000 to the Annual Fund. This year we’d like to have the same success. Therefore we are making a direct appeal to all households to consider a gift to the Annual Fund and help close the tuition gap.

We understand that not all families are able to make a financial contribution, but we are asking every family to contribute in whatever means possible. PNBS relies on the support of its parents to continue providing quality education and a rich experience in your child's life.

Special Offer to Parents

If you make a contribution to our School of $250 or more, we will send your child a personalized, autographed photograph of his or her favorite PNB dancer. The perfect keepsake for any young dancer!

By supporting the School through the Parents Annual Fund you will also be eligible to receive Membership benefits. These special benefits can enrich your child's education and give them an insider's view of PNB. We encourage you to share these benefits with your children, extending their dance education beyond the classroom. Member Benefit Details

Make a Gift Today

You may make your gift online or mail your gift to the PNB Development Office at 301 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA, 98109. If you have questions regarding your gift or the benefits you may receive, please contact Sarah Tackett, Annual Fund Manager, at 206.441.3593 or stackett@PNB.ORG.

Please remember: If you work for a company with a matching gift program, you may be able to double your contribution and increase your benefits. Ask your employer if they will match your gift to PNB and please enclose a completed matching gift form with your donation.

PNBS tuition covers only 75% of the actual cost of operating PNBS. After applying your tuition, there remains an additional cost of your child's education that remains unpaid. This gap between tuition and operating costs is the tuition gap. We look to parents, our greatest advocates, to help fill the gap with a tax-deductible Annual Fund contribution.

2015–2016 PNBS Parents Annual Fund Campaign


Quarterly Tuition 25% Tuition Gap
Duet $220 $55
PNB Tots $220 $55
Creative Movement $230 $58
Children's Division Boys $230 $58
Annual Tuition 25% Tuition Gap
Pre-Ballet $1,110 $278
Level I $1,470 $368
Level IC Boys $1,110 $278
Level II $2,120 $530
Level IIIC Boys $2,450 $613
Level III $3,140 $785
Level IV $4,750 $1,188
Intermediate Boys $4,530 $1,133
Level V $5,290 $1,323
Level VI $6,430 $1,608
Level VII $6,750 $1,688
Level VIII $7,460 $1,865
Professional Division $8,770 $2,193

Thank You for Your Support

Pacific Northwest Ballet School gratefully acknowledges the following parents who have generously supported the Parents Annual Fund Campaign.

Duet V  

  • Jason Yip


PNBS Tots III        

  • Charlie and Lisa Herb
  • Aron and Anneliese Johnson
  • Lance Rounds and Brinette Bobb


PNBS Tots IV        

  • Zengjian Hu and Rong Ge


Creative Movement I        

  • Jacob and Heather Bresnahan
  • Tom Rabideau and Nicole Rendahl


Creative Movement II       

  • Seda Unal Calargun
  • Yakeline Pena


Creative Movement III     

  • Philip Bagley and Stacey King
  • Kevin and Terresa Davis
  • Brad and Bt Gamroth
  • Anne Meurn
  • Josh and Katherine Samson
  • William and Gabriella Wagner


Creative Movement IV     

  • Ken Huey and Lili Liu


Creative Movement V       

  • Charlie and Lisa Herb
  • Matthew and Melinda Kleven


Creative Movement VII    

  • Michael Kim and Betty Nhan


Creative Movement VIII   

  • Ruxandra Pajor


Creative Movement IX      

  • Robert and Margaret Siegfried


Creative Movement X       

  • Marcus Fontoura and Ana Doliveira


Creative Movement XI      

  • Marcus Fontoura and Ana Doliveira
  • Eugenia Han
  • Ian Kosseff and Vanya Koseva


CD Boys 

  • Matt and Tracy Hannuksela


Pre-Ballet C          

  • James Dean and Katherine Braun
  • Brenin and Sara Williams


Pre-Ballet I           

  • Chris and Evelyn Daniels
  • Dino Dimayuga and Michelle Cariaso
  • Clifton and Jennifer Teschke


Pre-Ballet II         

  • Rob Lilleness and Christina Jones
  • Christoph Mack and Lisa Friede
  • Scott and Anne Meurn
  • Scott Sanford and Tina Skidmore
  • William and Gabriella Wagner


Pre-Ballet III        

  • Eric and Inessa Anderson
  • Justin Marlowe and Jennifer Magyar
  • Grant and Catherine Ries
  • Drew and Li Smathers
  • Carl & Amy Wolfteich


Pre-Ballet IV        

  • Kean and Claudine Lawlor
  • Zunguan Wang and Weiqing Tu


Pre-Ballet V         

  • Lei He


Pre-Ballet VI        

  • Zhe Nan
  • Zhen Liu and Huangli Wu


Level I A

  • Anthony Archer and Mindy Levine-Archer
  • Jeff and Molly Blucher
  • Amy Knight Carter
  • Chris Linder and Meghan Delaney
  • Michael and Chris Rupp
  • Karl and Stacie Siebrecht
  • Paul and Caroline Tittel
  • Jiaming Wang and Xiaochong Yang
  • Eric and Carla Youngblut


Level I B

  • Craig and Ashley Baerwaldt
  • Kumiko Chiba
  • Rafael and Nelly Hiciano
  • Sean and Kalen Holmes
  • John and Jessica Lambert
  • Tony and Alison Payauys
  • Tom Rabideau and Nicole Rendahl
  • Huitao Sheng and Jinmei Shi


Level I D

  • Vadim Eydelman and Rimma Gorovaya
  • Lei He
  • Charlie and Lisa Herb
  • Michael Kim and Betty Nhan
  • Yong Liang Yang and Yuan Zhang


Level II A              

  • Vipaul Aggarwal and Mila Mihova
  • Anna Berry
  • David and Viki Lawton
  • Miyuki Pier
  • Eliza and Oleg Vysotsky


Level II B              

  • James and Amy Cunningham
  • James Hinz and Trisha Unger
  • Brent Jacobs and Fumiko Takeda
  • John Kim and Seo HyeKyung
  • Christopher and Ellen Kinney
  • Tadashi and Kumi Otake


Level II C              

  • Barba Salvatore and Deborah Houseworth
  • Andrew Siegel and Deborah Ahrens


Level II D              

  • John and Ilsa Lawler
  • Brian and Sarah Utter


Level III A             

  • Jeff and Molly Blucher
  • Ron and Alexa Crawford
  • Paul and Alison Herber
  • Kirk and Joanna Mattson
  • Tucker Orr and Tiffany Bridges
  • Frederick and Elizabeth Walters
  • Eric and Carla Youngblut


Level III B             

  • Roger and Elena Blume
  • Chris and Mary Ann Brooks
  • Pakkin Chan and Yen Wong
  • John and Ann Marie Clark
  • Boyd and Barbara Coleman
  • Marcelo Freire and Rieko Hoshino
  • Steven and Chi Han
  • Adriann Kelly
  • Casey and Julie Kelly
  • Patrick and Audrey Kozel
  • Brent and Kimberly Montgomery
  • Andrea Redmond


Level III C Boys    

  • Greg and Megan Failla
  • Ty and Michelle Flandreau
  • Jesse Rothstein and Aimee Truchard
  • Chad Thompson and Kimberly Gonzales


Int. Boys               

  • Charles Meredith and Janet Meredith-Bester
  • Klaus Mergerner and Sabine Endrigkeit
  • Jay Sugui and Maria Ethel Villalobos
  • Daiva Tautvydas


Level IV

  • Michael and Lorna Belkin
  • Felicia Carter
  • Audrey Freudenberg
  • Matt and Michelle Galvin
  • Craig and Julia Kitamura
  • Celina Martin
  • Paige Molloy
  • Robert and Laura Rookstool
  • Alex and Leigh Staddon-Smith
  • Matilde Vivar
  • Webb and Amy Walker


Level V  

  • Jerry and Rita Anches
  • James and Marie Chapman
  • Robert and Etsuko Fornell
  • Chad and Mieko Hamblin
  • Paul Harshman and Michelle Poole
  • Rafael and Nelly Hiciano
  • Yosuke and Mariko Kameoka
  • Brian and Kylie Kim
  • Matthew and Melinda Kleven
  • Damon and Cindy Knight
  • Fruyuan Li and Qi Mei Ou
  • James and Tomoko O'Brien
  • Jon Alberts and Pam Poolsawad
  • Charles and Kathryn Richmond
  • William and Christa Rupp
  • Alex and Laurie Skalbania
  • Granger Stuck and Mia Todd
  • Karl and Kristin Uselman
  • Kyle Wang and Katherine Randolph
  • David and Nancy Wickler


Level VI

  • Maurice Breslin and Michelle Buswinka
  • James Dean and Katherine Braun
  • Matt and Tracy Hannuksela
  • David and Vanessa Harder
  • David and Lynn Honari
  • John and Sally Morgan
  • Andrew and Emily Russin
  • Granger Stuck and Mia Todd
  • Daniel and Noriko Thygesen


Level VII               

  • Ralph Coolman
  • Scott and Jennifer Folts
  • Michael and Tracy Guglielmo
  • Michael and Akiko Kennedy
  • Scott and Mona Liang
  • Laurent and Kwija Mollicone
  • Yuri and Lyudmila Moskalenko
  • Richard and Karen Ombrellaro
  • Mike and Anne Marie Pickles
  • Boon-Siew and Mae Quah
  • Xhavar Strothers and Crystal Hilliard
  • Hiroaki Takamatsu
  • Richard and Maya Ting


Level VII C            

  • Jeff and Sue Daley
  • Brenin and Sarah Williams


Level VIII              

  • Roger and Lyndia Collister
  • Joseph Kostolansky and Teresa Sorrentino
  • Thomas and Jane Laird
  • Robert and Laura Rookstool
  • Granger Stuck and Mia Todd


Level VIII C          

  • Don Fleming and Elizabeth Hanna
  • Mark Sherman and Jen Daves


Prof. Division I     

  • Peter and Peggy Ashcraft
  • Manuel Flores and Miryam Sanchez Osejo
  • Robert K. Massie and Deborah Karl
  • Robert and Linda Steimle
  • Mark and Taryn Warren


Prof. Division II   

  • Leo and Denise Lambert


Prof. Division II C

  • Tammy Teachout
  • Adam Vinueza and Lisa Bates

A special thank you to the 2015-16 Parent Participation Challenge winning parents! This year’s top class won a class with PNB Artistic Director, Peter Boal.


For more information on supporting PNBS Parents Annual Fund Campaign, please contact Sarah Tackett, Annual Fund Manager, at 206.441.3593 or


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From PNB Parents

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—PNBS Parent

“My daughter has been very blessed with scholarships from PNB which allowed her to grow as a dancer and become the person she is today. Without the generous support of donors she would not have been able to have this opportunity to develop the special talent that she was born with.”
—PNBS Parent


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