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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

Legend of El Dorado

6/7/2019 through 9/29/2019

When three women made the pact of solidarity on their summer road trip, no one ever expected that …

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This Is Not The Little Prince

6/7/2019 through 6/15/2019

“This Is Not the Little Prince” is Whim W’Him’s newest full-length contemporary dance production featuring choreography by Olivier …

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Themes and Variations


The season’s final mixed bill promises intriguing variety. Balanchine’s resplendent Theme and Variations represents the height of classical …

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Themes and Variation

5/31/2019 through 6/9/2019

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s final mixed bill of the season presents intriguing variety. Balanchine’s Theme and Variation represents the …

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Derek Hough Live! – The Tour


From the Emmy Award-winning mind of Derek Hough, this live dance show is the first-ever solo tour for …

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Season Encore


The Season Encore performance is a crowd-pleasing reprise of some of PNB’s greatest hits. The evening celebrates the …

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