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Pacific Northwest Ballet Shares the Love with Local Teens


“We love our teen audience,” said Pacific Northwest Ballet artistic director Peter Boat when the ballet learned it was recipient of four “Teenies;” awards given by the Seattle Center’s city-run arts access program for teenagers known as Teen Tix.

“Receiving these Teeny Awards is a huge source of pride for all of us at PNB,” he said. PNB won in the following categories:

  • Best Selling Show of 2011-2012: Don Quixote
  • Best Dance Performance of 2011-2012: Love Stories
  • Best Dance Organization
  • Best Seats in the House

Now in its eighth year of operation, Teen Tix provides Seattle area teenagers, ages 13 to 19, with access to 38 arts organizations in an effort to engage young people in Seattle’s vibrant cultural scene. Teen Tix membership enables teenagers to purchase day-of-show tickets to music, dance, theatre, and arts events for only $5.

“Teen Tix is right at the heart of our effort to attract young people to Pacific Northwest Ballet, and it’s a partnership that works beautifully,” said Ellen Walker, PNB’s director of marketing and communications. “We love the Teen Tix organization and we love the young people who attend our performances, talk about the shows, and send us their feedback. We are a better organization because of Teen Tix, and receiving these awards is just icing on the cake!”

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