We Need You Now
We need your help. At this time, we don’t know when we will be able to perform for you again or welcome our 1500 ballet students back to class. Dancers, musicians, school faculty, costumers, production staff, and many administrative and artistic support staff are on temporary furlough, while a small staff works diligently to continue baseline operations and secure the resources needed to continue paying health insurance premiums for PNB’s 175 enrolled employees. Our situation becomes more precarious the longer we are unable to prepare for or conduct performances, or open studios for PNB School classes.
And yet, in this time of great uncertainty, we choose hope. We maintain a vision of gathering again in the sacred space created by artists and audiences and are calling on our community to secure Pacific Northwest Ballet’s future.
We have established a relief fund with a goal of $3 million to help offset losses incurred through April, keep employee benefits intact and fund our return to the stage when it’s safe to do so.
All donors to the PNB Relief Fund will receive a VIP Invite to our House Party on April 17. This curated digital collection provides everything you need for an evening at home including an exclusive party playlist, food and drink recipes, our Greatest Hits collection of ballet videos, special thank-yous from PNB dancers, and more. Donations are tax-deductible and will help PNB continue to provide the inspiring and exhilarating dance you love.
-PNB Dancers, Musicians, Staff and Faculty
In an attempt to be part of the solution, and for the safety of our audiences, artists, students, and staff, all PNB performances, events, and classes are officially cancelled through April 30, 2020. At this time, performances after April 30 are scheduled to proceed, but we will send notifications by email, update the website, and announce on social media if and when that changes.
If you had tickets to a cancelled production please click below to see your options.