Performance History

Ballet Northwest began producing shows at The Evergreen State College in 1970 and now performs at The Washington Center for The Performing Arts. Our season is anchored by The The Nutcracker each winter, while spring productions currently fall into a four-year cycle.

If you have any information about early Ballet Northwest productions, we’d love to hear from you! Please email us.

2015-2016 Season

Coppelia – May 2016
With members of the Olympia Symphony Orchestra

Olympia Dance Festival – February 2016

The Nutcracker – December 2015

Momix – October 2015

2014-2015 Season

Don Quixote – May 8-10, 2015

Olympia Dance Festival – February 28, 2015

The Nutcracker December 12-21, 2014

Eugene’s Ballet Cinderella  October 19, 2014

Young Choreographers Showcase – August 24, 2014

2013-2014 Season

Swan Lake – May 9-11, 2014

Olympia Dance Festival – February, 2014

Ailey II – February, 2014

The Nutcracker – December 13-22, 2013

2012-2013 Season

The Sleeping Beauty – May, 2013

Olympia Dance Festival – March 2-3, 2013

The Nutcracker – December 14-23, 2012

Oregon Ballet Theatre – October, 2012

2011-2012 Season

Carnival of the Animals – May 11-13, 2012

Olympia Dance Festival – March 3-4, 2012

The Nutcracker – December 9-18, 2011

Eugene Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet – October, 2011

2010-2011 Season

Coppélia –  May 6-8, 2011

Olympia Dance Festival –  March 5-6, 2011

The Nutcracker –  December 10-19, 2010

2009-2010 Season

Swan Lake – May 7-9, 2010

Olympia Dance Festival – March 20-21, 2010

The Nutcracker – December 7-16, 2009

2008-2009 Season

Sleeping Beauty – May 8-10, 2009

The Nutcracker – December 7-16, 2008

2007-2008 Season

Coppélia – May 9-11, 2008

The Nutcracker – December 7-16, 2007

2006-2007 Season

Cinderella and the Graduation Ball – May 11-13, 2007

The Nutcracker – December 8-17, 2006

2005-2006 Season

Spring Festival of Dance – May 12-14, 2006
Firebird Suite / Les Sylphides / Polovetsian Dances

The Nutcracker – December 9-18, 2005

2004-2005 Season

Sleeping Beauty – May 6-8, 2005

The Nutcracker – December 10-19, 2004

2003-2004 Season

Cinderella and Graduation Ball – May 7-9, 2004

Coppélia – December 12-21, 2003

2002-2003 Season

Peter & The Wolf / Shostakovitch / Holberg Suite / 3 To Get Ready by Brubeck – May 9-11, 2003

The Nutcracker – December 13-22, 2002

2001-2002 Season

Sleeping Beauty – May 10-12, 2002

Coppélia – December 7-16, 2001

2000-2001 Season

Cinderella – May 11-13, 2001

The Nutcracker – December 8-17 2000

1999-2000 Season

American in Paris / Firebird Suite – May 12-14, 2000

Coppélia – December 10-19, 1999

1998-1999 Season

Sleeping Beauty – April 30-May 9, 1999

The Nutcracker – December 11-20, 1998

1997-1998 Season

Cinderella and Graduation Ball – May 1-10, 1998

Coppélia – December 12-21, 1997

1996-1997 Season

Peter & The Wolf / Ballet Hoo! – March 20-22, 1997

The Nutcracker – December 13-22, 1996

1995-1996 Season

Sleeping Beauty – May 3-12, 1996

A Christmas Carol – December 4-17, 1995

1994-1995 Season

Cinderella and Graduation Ball – May 5-14, 1995

The Nutcracker – December 9-18, 1994

Presented: Ballet Stars of Moscow – October 5, 1994

1993-1994 Season

An American in Paris – April 22-May 1, 1994

A Christmas Carol – December 5-19, 1993

1992-1993 Season

Sleeping Beauty – May 7-16, 1993

The Nutcracker – December 11-20, 1992

1991-1992 Season

Cinderlla – April 30, May 1-3, 1992

A Christmas Carol – December 13-21, 1991

1990-1991 Season

Dancing Down Broadway – May 9-11, 1991

Oregon Ballet Theater, Scheherazade – January 26, 1991

The Nutcracker – December 7-16, 1990

1989-1990 Season

Firebird Suite – Spring, 1990

A Christmas Carol – Winter, 1989

1988-1989 Season

Hansel & Gretel (Junior Programs) – Spring, 1989

The Nutcracker – December 9-17, 1988

1987-1988 Season

Peter & The Wolf / Magic Toyshop / Great Scott – May 20-21, 1988

A Christmas Carol – December 11-19, 1987

1986-1987 Season

Voices and Dancers in Motion – A Deux – May 9-16, 1987

The Nutcracker – Winter, 1986

1985-1986 Season

Cinderella & Unsquare Four – May 16-18, 1986

The Nutcracker – December 13-15, 1985

Washington Center Opening Performance – October 4, 1985

1984-1985 Season

An American in Paris / Anderson Suite / Nachtmusik – May 2-5, 1985

1983-1984 Season

Cinderella and Great Scott – March 29-April 1, 1984

The Nutcracker – December 15-20, 1983

1982-1983 Season

Les Sylphides / Russian Melodies / On The Town – May 12-15, 1983

A Christmas Carol – December, 1982

1981-1982 Season

Sleeping Beauty – April, May 1-2, 1982

A Christmas Carol – December 18-20, 1981

A Night on Broadway – November 14, 1981

1980-1981 Season

Water Music / Firebird / Palm Court – March 27-29, 1981

1979-1980 Season

Water Music / Firebird / Palm Court – March 27-29, 1981

1978-1979 Season

Me-Oh-My / It’s All a Dream / Swan Lake Excerpts

February, 1979

1977-1978 Season

Holberg Suite / Emerging / Ballet Hoo!

May 18-20, 1978

A Christmas Carol

December 7, 1977

1976-1977 Season

Peter & the Wolf

Spring, 1977

1975-1976 Season

An Evening of Dance – Perischetti / Brahms / Moussorgsky / Tchaikovsky

April 22-24, 1976

1974-1975 Season

Boutique Fantastique

February 27-28, 1975

1973-1974 Season

1972-1973 Season

Back to Brubeck

May, 1973

A Christmas Carol

December, 1972

1971-1972 Season

First Chamber Dance Company (Governor’s Festival)

March 8, 1972

1970-1971 Season

First Chamber Dance Company

June 8, 1971

Workout

November 17, 1970