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Dance in Seattle

A number of recognized dance companies are putting both feet forward in Seattle. Some are producing exquisite renditions of classic pieces, while others are projecting a more modern artistic vision.

Pacific Northwest Ballet is widely recognized as one of the country’s premiere regional dance companies. Founded in 1972, it is now delighting audiences under the artistic leadership of Peter Boal, a well-regarded former dancer with a distinguished 22 year career with the New York City Ballet. The sheer brilliance of the choreographers and dancers will captivate you. If you want to put on your own dancing shoes, don’t miss the Century Ballroom. With its elegantly draped balconies and glossy wood floors, it sets the mood to swing or salsa, and for those of us with two left feet, lessons are usually offered before the dance. You can usually find top international and national companies performing at The Paramount Theatre, On the Boards or the UW World Series at Meany Hall, or catch our up-and-coming artists at Cornish College of the Arts.

Upcoming Dance Events

The Sleeping Beauty

2/1/2019 through 2/10/2019

Don’t miss the kiss! Ronald Hynd’s magnificent full-length classic returns to Pacific Northwest Ballet on the McCaw Hall …

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The Choir of Man


The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for its first U.S. tour! Known …

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Whim W’him 3×3

Now through 1/26/2019

Acclaimed choreographers from coast to coast are featured on this split bill that promises to captivate. 2015 Guggenheim …

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Mark Morris Dance Group

2/21/2019 through 2/23/2019

Choreographer Mark Morris has been hailed as the “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the …

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Company Wayne McGregor


What does it mean to write your own life-story? For 25 years, WAYNE MCGREGOR has been making choreography …

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Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater

2/23/2019 through 2/24/2019

Seattle contemporary dance company Whim W’Him and the Orchestra join forces to present Pergolesi’s enduring masterpiece Stabat Mater, …

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