Season 2014-2015 Announcement

SEATTLE, WA—Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced the line-up for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 2014-2015 season. Highlights include a program devoted to the work of acclaimed choreographer William Forsythe; the return of popular works by George Balanchine, Alexei Ratmansky, David Dawson, and Nacho Duato; a world premiere by New York City Ballet’s Justin Peck, a PNB premiere by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa; and a fond farewell to the Northwest’s favorite holiday tradition, Kent Stowell and Maurice Sendak’s Nutcracker. (PNB will unveil a new production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ with sets and costumes by Ian Falconer in 2015.)

PNB is now accepting season subscription renewals and new subscription orders; New and renewing subscribers may also purchase tickets to the Stowell & Sendak Nutcracker, which goes on sale to the public on May 19.The PNB Box Office opens for 2014-2015 season ticket sales on Monday, July 21. For further information, contact the PNB Box Office by phone at 206.441.2424, online at, or in person at 301 Mercer Street. Discounted subscription rates are available for senior citizens and students with ID. All programming and dates are subject to change. For more information, visit

2014-2015 SEASON LINE-UP:

First Look Gala
Friday, September 26, 2014

Celebrate the opening of PNB’s 42nd season with a glamorous cocktail party, an elegant backstage dinner, and a dance party onstage after the performance! Edward Villella is scheduled to be PNB’s honored guest at our season kick-off gala. 

Leah Merchant in George Balanchine’s Rubies. Choreography  ©  The George Balanchine Trust Photo   © Angela Sterling. 

Rep 1– George Balanchine’s JEWELS
September 26 – October 5, 2014

Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Staging: Elyse Borne
Costume Design: KarinskaLighting Design: Mark Stanley                                         


Music: Gabriel Fauré


Music: Igor Stravinsky

Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

“Simple and complex, thought-provoking and crowd-pleasing, deeply traditional and utterly modern, [an] affirmation of Balanchine’s genius.” —The New York Times
Lindsi Dec (front) and Lesley Rausch in David Dawson’s A Million Kisses to my Skin  © Angela Sterling. 

November 7 – 16, 2014

A Million Kisses to My Skin
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreography: David Dawson

Scenic Design: David Dawson

Costume Design: Yumiko Takeshima

Lighting Design: Bert Dalhuysen                                    

Music: Toto Bissainthe
Choreography: Nacho Duato

Scenic Design: Walter Nobbe

Costume Design: Nacho Duato

Lighting Design: Nicolas Fischtel

Before After
(PNB Premiere)
Music: Marc Van Roon

Choreography: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Costume and Lighting Design: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

World Premiere

Music: George Antheil

Choreography: Justin Peck

“[PNB has] pushed the envelope with world premieres by highly sought-after choreographers and emerging talent alike. Let’s just say Boal chooses well.” —Seattle Dances 
PNB School students in Stowell & Sendak Nutcracker  © Angela Sterling

Stowell & Sendak NUTCRACKER
November 28 – December 28, 2014
(Not part of PNB’s subscription season. Call the PNB Box Office for details.)
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Kent Stowell
Scenic & Costume Design: Maurice Sendak
Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli

Seth Orza with Company dancers in Don Quixote  © Angela Sterling.

Rep 3DON QUIXOTE (to be confirmed)

January 30 – February 8, 2015

Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky 
with additional choreography and staging by Alexei Ratmansky
Scenic and Costume Design: Jerome Kaplan
Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls

“A visual explosion of costume and color, spirited dancers, and humorous acting…a brilliant theatrical success.”
City Arts

Carrie Imler and Jonathan Porretta in William Forsythe’s In the middle, somewhat elevated © Angela Sterling.

March 13 – 22, 2015

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
(PNB Premiere)
Music: Franz Schubert
Choreography: William Forsythe

Costume Design: Stephen Galloway

Scenic and Lighting Design: William Forsythe

New Suite
(PNB Premiere)
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach, Luciano Berio, Gavin Bryars, George Frederic Handel, Thom Willems

Choreography: William Forsythe

Scenic and Lighting Design: William Forsythe

In the middle, somewhat elevated

Music: Thom Willems
Choreography: William Forsythe
Scenic, Costume and Lighting Design: William Forsythe

In short, Forsythe lobbed a live grenade into the laps of those who’d always seen ballet as picturesque and safe.”
The Independent

Elle Macy in Snow White  © Angela Sterling. 

March 15 – 21, 2015
(Part of PNB’s “Family Matinees” subscription package. Call the PNB Box Office for details.)
usic: Jules Massenet
Choreography: Bruce Wells
Scenic Design: Edith Whitsett
Costume Design: Pacific Northwest Ballet Costume Shop
Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli

Seth Orza and Carla Körbes in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette © Angela Sterling. 


April 10 – 19, 2015

Music: Sergei Prokofiev

Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Staging: Gaby Baars

Scenic Design: Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Costume Design: Jerome Kaplan
Lighting Design: Dominique Drillot

“Art can transform us, and this masterful ballet does so: it makes its dancers, and its watchers, forever young.” The Seattle Times

Seth Orza and Kylee Kitchens in Kent Stowell’s Carmina Burana © Angela Sterling.


May 29 – June 7, 2015            

Concerto DSCH

Music: Dmitri Shostakovich

Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky

Costume Design: Holly Hynes

Lighting Design: Mark Stanley                                         

The Moor’s Pavane

Music: Henry Purcell

Choreography: Jose Limón

Costume Design: Pauline Lawrence

Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli

Carmina Burana
Music: Carl Orff
Choreography: Kent Stowell
Scenic Design: Ming Cho Lee
Costume Design: Theoni V. Aldredge; additional costumes by Larae Theige Hascall
Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli

“[Carmina Burana is] a monumental work that never fails to thrill.”—Seattle Gay News


Tickets to the 2014-2015 season go on sale Monday, July 21. (Money-saving season subscriptions are available now, and Nutcracker tickets go on sale Monday, May 19.)
Tickets and subscriptions may be purchase through the PNB Box Office:
·         Phone: 206.441.2424
·         In Person: 301 Mercer Street at Seattle Center
·         Online:

Visit for information on discount offers including 25 & Under tickets, Teen Tix, Young Patrons Circle, and Group Sales. While there, sign up on PNB’s email list, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and the PNB blog! Be among the first to learn about PNB news, casting and performance updates, ticket offers, and more.

PNB offers a variety of free or affordably-priced special events for most of its productions, including previews, conversations, lectures, and Q&As. For more information, visit and click on the “Events &Offers” tab under each specific production’s listing.

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Read the full release HERE

Schedule and Programming Subject to Change.

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 2014-2015 season is proudly sponsored by ArtsFund and Microsoft Corporation. The season is also sponsored in part by 4Culture, and Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture.

Gary Tucker, Media Relations Manager
206.441.2426 or

Pacific Northwest Ballet
301 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109

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