PNB by the Decades: Dancing around the Globe and in Seattle in the ’90s

As PNB celebrates our 50th anniversary season, we are looking back to our past. In the 1990's, finally established as a prestigious dance company, PNB focused on engaging with the local Seattle community and touring to New York, Melbourne, and more.

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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 […]

Q&A with Josh Spell, PNBS Consulting Therapist

PNB School is thrilled to introduce you to Josh Spell, former PNB Company Dancer, and our new Consulting Therapist! Josh officially joined the PNBS Consulting staff in July to present health and wellness seminars for our 2020 Seattle Summer Course students, and he will oversee student health and wellness programs and initiatives moving […]

Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Lindsi Dec Announces Retirement

Lindsi Dec bows after performing Crystal Pite’s Emergence, photo © Angela Sterling.

Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and principal dancer Lindsi Dec have announced that Ms. Dec has decided to retire. Ms. Dec joined PNB as an […]

PNB Principal Dancer Sarah Ricard Orza Announces Retirement

Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Sarah Ricard Orza has announced that she has decided to retire after 13 years with the company. Ms. Orza joined PNB as a member of the corps de ballet in 2007; she was promoted to soloist in 2010 and principal dancer in 2017. Ms. Orza will focus her […]

Shop Small with the PNB Family

Doing more online shopping lately? Many members of our PNB family have small businesses and projects outside of PNB ranging from dance wear to skin care to ice cream. We put them all in one place for you!

What Seattle small businesses are your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

Principal Dancer Benjamin Griffiths to retire at the end of 2019-20 Season

Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and principal dancer Benjamin Griffiths have announced that Mr. Griffiths will retire at the end of PNB’s current season. Mr. Griffiths joined PNB as a corps de ballet dancer in 2005; he was promoted to soloist in 2008 and principal dancer in 2016. His career will […]

Saying goodbye to Karel Cruz

At the end of the season, PNB bids a heartfelt adieu to Karel Cruz – a beloved principal dancer who has been with the Company for 16 years. He’ll go out with a bang at our Season Encore performance in celebration of his dance career, but first, learn more about Karel’s beginnings in […]


Karel Cruz in a photo shoot for Alexei Ratmansky’s Don Quixote, photo © Angela Sterling.

Cruz’s 16-year career with PNB to be honored at Season Encore Performance, June 10, 2018.

Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced that […]

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