Your Donation In Action: Help PNB Bring New Ballets to the McCaw Hall Stage

About the Project

“New choreography is the life of a ballet company. Great choreography is not simply born on the great stages of the world; it is born in a studio with dancers and a choreographer’s vision. The most important contribution you can make to the future of dance is to make choreographic workshops, like NEXT STEP, possible.” – Peter Boal, Artistic Director of Pacific Northwest Ballet.

 

Your Donation in Action: Help PNB Bring New Works to the McCaw Hall Stage

Next season PNB will present the 14th annual NEXT STEP, a one-night-only showcase of five world premieres choreographed by PNB Company dancers and performed by PNB School’s Professional Division students. NEXT STEP will also feature accompaniment for several pieces by the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra. This workshop provides emerging dancer-choreographers the chance to hone their skills, and gives the next generation of dancers vital on-stage experience. Past PNB choreographers for this showcase have included: Kiyon Gaines, Margaret Mullin, Price Suddarth, and Ezra Thompson. Both Gaines and Suddarth choreographed pieces featured in this season’s sensational hit EMERGENCE.

 

How You Can Help

By making a donation of any size, you become directly involved in commissioning a new work for NEXT STEP. All funds raised for this project go directly to expenses related to building a ballet, including:

  • costume creation
  • set and lighting design
  • music rights
  • choreographer salaries
plus the 7% Power2Give service fee 

 

Your support is not only an investment in artistic development and an expansion of PNB’s repertory, but it provides the opportunity for up-and coming choreographers to practice their craft, and in the words of Peter Boal, “without that opportunity, the art form doesn’t continue to renew itself – for how else do you develop the next Balanchine, the next Twyla Tharp, or Christopher Wheeldon?”

 

Support emerging talent; make your donation today and be part of something truly spectacular!


Photo credit: Elisa Bakketun

Videographer: Lindsay Thomas


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $0.50 for every $1 donated to this project up to $2,500 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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  • Donate $25 or more

    Donate $25.00 to our NEXT STEP project and we'll send you a personalized production photo, signed by a PNB Company member choreographer.
    (19 of 25 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    Donate $50.00 to our NEXT STEP project and we'll recognize your support by including your name on our acknowledgement placard, on display in McCaw Hall during the NEXT STEP performance.
    (25 of 25 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    Donate $100.00 to our NEXT STEP project and we'll invite you and a guest to observe a rehearsal of a piece your dollars are funding, held in the studios of the Phelps Center.
    (9 of 15 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $250 or more

    Donate $250.00 to our NEXT STEP project and we'll take you and a guest on a backstage tour of NEXT STEP.
    (8 of 10 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
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$3,567.40 of $7,500 goal ⋅ ended 1209 days ago

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