News & Announcements

Tickets on sale for Young Choreographers Showcase

Get your tickets now for the Young Choreographers Showcase on Sunday August 28th at 7pm at the Minnaert Center at SPSCC. Don’t miss this amazing show featuring 18 world premieres! Tickets are only $12 (plus Washington Center $3 service fee) and available at .

Save the date: Nutcracker auditions

Save the date for Ballet Northwest’s Nutcracker auditions on Saturday, September 24th. No previous experience necessary although dancers must be eight years old by August 31st. Performances are December 9th-18th at the Washington Center.

Audition times are as follows: 3:00pm- Company auditions ages 12 and up;4:30pm- The Nutcracker auditions, ages 8-10; 6:00pm- The Nutcracker auditions, ages 11 and up (non-company Community Cast). Company Nutcracker callbacks are Sunday, September 25th at 3:00pm. For more details and audition forms, check back mid-August.
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


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