Founded in 1972 as Pacific Northwest Dance Association, it was renamed Pacific Northwest Ballet in 1978 under the leadership of Kent Stowell and Francia Russell, developing a national reputation for its performances and dance training program. PNB and its school moved into the Phelps Center, their new facilities at Seattle Center in 1993.

  • Primary Form of Entity: Nonprofit
  • Primary Artistic Discipline: Dance
  • Primary Areas of Activity: Producer, Presenter, Arts Education


Submissions from 2020


Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Francia Russell Center: A Case Study, Kristen R. Liang