Promotion: Kiyon Ross to become Pacific Northwest Ballet’s new Associate Artistic Director.

Promotion: Kiyon Ross to become Pacific Northwest Ballet’s new Associate Artistic Director.

September 19, 2022, SEATTLE, WA – Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced that Kiyon Ross has been promoted to the position of Associate Artistic Director. Mr. […]

Kiyon Ross: From PNB School Student to Associate Artistic Director

Kiyon Ross: From PNB School Student to Associate Artistic Director

By Theresa Ruth Howard
Author, Diversity Strategist, and Consultant
Learn more about Theresa’s work at MoBBallet.org.

Quite simply, Kiyon Ross is the embodiment of Pacific Northwest Ballet. Not only has […]

2022-09-20T12:24:11-07:00September 20th, 2022|Categories: Director's Notebook, Performances|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Announcing our 2022/23 Season

Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced the line-up for PNB’s 50th Anniversary Season, running from September 2022 through June 2023. Highlights include six world premieres, a major PNB premiere from Crystal Pite, and story ballets Giselle and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as works by George Balanchine, Edwaard Liang, Penny Saunders, and PNB Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell.

Pride 2021 Reading List

As a part of PNB’s celebration of Pride Month 2021, we have compiled these resources for anyone looking to add to their To Be Read or To Be Watched lists. This post is not exhaustive by any means, but we hope it will be a helpful place to start for anyone looking for […]

PNB Celebrates Kiyon Ross

Kiyon Ross has had an illustrious career at PNB: from Company Soloist (you may remember him as Kiyon Gaines) to PNB School faculty member, Next Step Program Manager, and most recently PNB’s […]

Kiyon Ross has had an illustrious career at PNB: from Company Soloist (you may remember him as Kiyon Gaines) to PNB School faculty member, Next Step Program Manager, and most recently PNB’s […]

Kiyon Ross has had an illustrious career at PNB: from Company Soloist (you may remember him as Kiyon Gaines) to PNB School faculty member, Next Step Program Manager, and most recently PNB’s […]

Kiyon Ross has had an illustrious career at PNB: from Company Soloist (you may remember him as Kiyon Gaines) to PNB School faculty member, Next Step Program Manager, and most recently PNB’s […]

2021-02-23T11:24:13-08:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Choreographers, Dancers|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Tutu Tuesday: PNB’s Second Stage

In honor of Tutu Tuesday (2/2) this year, PNB is celebrating by fundraising for our Second Stage program!

Second Stage is a multi-faceted career transition program for PNB dancers to achieve their post-Company goals. Since 1999, Second Stage has provided more than $750,000 in grants to […]

Director’s Notes: THEMES & VARIATIONS

By PNB Artistic Director Peter Boal

Pacific Northwest Ballet is a choreographer’s company. In some companies, that term might imply one choreographer creates the bulk of the repertoire. That’s not the case with PNB. We celebrate choreography, devoting resources, time, and energy to the creation of new dances and the […]

PNB Conversations: NEXT STEP Program Manager Kiyon Ross

Kiyon Ross wears many hats at PNB: PNB School faculty member, DanceChance mentor, and NEXT STEP program manager, a position he has held since 2012. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Kiyon trained at Baltimore School of the Arts, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre […]

Kiyon Ross wears many hats at PNB: PNB School faculty member, DanceChance mentor, and NEXT STEP program manager, a position he has held since 2012. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Kiyon trained at Baltimore School of the Arts, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre […]

So You Want to be a NEXT STEP Choreographer


PNB’s NEXT STEP initiative is designed to foster choreographic talent among PNB company dancers. A nine-month process which includes educational seminars, professional development tools, rehearsal time and space, and access to PNB’s production resources, NEXT STEP gives aspiring and rising choreographers […]

Former DanceChance student stages PNB’s latest premiere

We’re so lucky to welcome artists from all over the world to PNB’s studios to stage ballets. Each ballet requires a stager, the artist who teaches the steps, timing, and intention of a ballet on behalf of the choreographer.

For our upcoming mixed bill EMERGENCE, RAkU choreographer Yuri […]

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