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PNB Students Showcase Accomplishments in Day of Dance

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Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet will present two full programs featuring the Pacific Northwest Ballet School students during a Day of Dance on June 18.

The 30th Annual School Performance, beginning at 1:30pm, will feature students of all levels performing original works by PNB school faculty and is designed to showcase the students’ skills and accomplishments over the past year. PNB school’s most advanced students will perform George Balanchine’s Western Symphony, with music performed by the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stephen Rogers Radcliffe. Audiences will also see the world premiere of Menuet & Allegros, choreographed by PNB ballet master Paul Gibson.

Later, at 7pm, “Next Step” (formerly Choreographers’ Showcase), features eight world premieres choreographed by PNB company dancers and performed by the PNB School’s professional division students.

Hannah McDonald in the 2010 school performance (Photo by Rex Tranter)

Between the two events, the Third Annual School Celebration Dinner at Prelude restaurant in McCaw Hall will honor and commemorate the successes of PNB School students over the past year.

All three events take place at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets may be purchased from the PNB box office at 206.441.2424, online at www.pnb.org, or in person at 301 Mercer Street.

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