Summer Dance Intensive

Registration is also open for the Olympia Summer Dance Intensive, August 8-26 (one, two or three week options for intermediate and advanced dancers.)  Guest faculty include former dancers with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Houston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and more! Click here for more information.

Olympia Dance Festival

Save the date for the 2022 Olympia Dance Festival on Saturday, March 5 at the Washington Center.  Tickets are available here. The Festival features over 200 dancers from throughout Western Washington plus guest artists Adji Cissoko and Shuaib Elhassan from the world-renowned LINES Ballet of San Francisco. The two unique programs include ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, tap, jazz, ballroom, bellydance,…

Congrats to JODC students!

Congrats to JODC students Giovanny Garibay and Natalie Allenton, who recently performed the lead roles in Ballet Northwest’s Don Quixote. For this school year, Gio will be attending the prestigious San Francisco Ballet School on full scholarship, and Natalie will be attending the renowned Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet on scholarship.

2020-21 School Year Schedule

The 2020-21 schedule is posted! In-person or Zoom classes are available. Students will have the option of registering for classes in person (with strict health & safety guidelines in place and following the Governor’s capacity restrictions) or on Zoom. If you would like to attend on Zoom, please register for the normal class AND register…

Ballet Northwest’s 50th Anniversary Gala

Ballet Northwest celebrates its 50th anniversary with a gala featuring professional dancers from American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, and National Ballet of Cuba. The event will include memorabilia displays and video interview clips from throughout BNW’s 50 years, and raise funds for BNW’s costume and scholarship funds. The…