PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET
Pacific Northwest Ballet, one of the largest and most highly regarded ballet companies in the United States, was founded in 1972. In July 2005, Peter Boal became Artistic Director, succeeding Kent Stowell and Francia Russell, Co-Artistic Directors since 1977. The company presents more than one hundred performances each year at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall and on tour. The company has toured to Europe, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Canada and throughout the United States. Founded in 1974 and currently under Boal’s direction, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, is nationally recognized as setting the standard for ballet training and offers a complete professional curriculum to over 950 students, as well as comprehensive dance education to over 10,000 adults and children each year through classes and outreach programs.