News & Announcements

Announcing the 2016-17 season

Ballet Northwest is excited to announce its 47th season of dance, kicking off with the Young Choreographers Showcase (featuring 18 world premieres!) at the Minnaert Center on Sun. Aug. 28th. The annual run of the South Sound favorite “The Nutcracker” is presented at the Washington Center from Dec. 9th-18th. The season continues on Feb. 10th with Seattle’s hottest contemporary dance company, Whim W’Him, led by former Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Olivier Wevers (co-presented with South Puget Sound Community College.) BNW partners with the Washington Center to present the 7th annual Olympia Dance Festival on Sat. Feb. 25th, featuring a dozen local dance groups spanning ballet, modern, tap, jazz, hip-hop, Irish, Ballroom and more. The season wraps up May 12th-14th with Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty” featuring Princess Aurora, the evil fairy, and a host of fairytale characters including Little Red Ridinghood, Hansel & Gretel, Cinderella & her step-sisters, and Puss n Boots. For tickets for any of these events, visit


Coppelia with members of the Olympia Symphony

Congrats to the BNW dancers and members of the Olympia Symphony on the recent production of “Coppelia” at the Washington Center.  It was a huge artistic success!



Ballet Northwest in the community

Ballet Northwest dancers have been busy performing throughout Western Washington at various festivals in Olympia, Seattle, Bellingham, and Centralia. They also performed an excerpt from “Swan Lake” at the Olympia Symphony’s February concert. Great job dancers!

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