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PNB students stage Snow White ballet

A colorful, lively one-hour production based on the classic fairytale

“Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s home from work we go . . .” sing the pickaxe swinging seven dwarfs in Disney’s 1937 film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” 

You won’t hear those lyrics in Pacific Northwest Ballet School’s upcoming production of choreographer Bruce Wells’Snow White,” but your family can count on seeing the vivid colors, colorful costumes, love-story and lessons of that classic animation.

And, it goes without saying that audiences will experience beautiful, athletic dance performances as students tell a timeless fairytale without saying a single word. The show is part of PNB’s 50th anniversary season.


PNB’s “Snow White” will be onstage for five performances: March 19 at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m., March 25 at 12:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and a special sensory-friendly performance March 24 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are available  by phone at 206.441.2424, in person at 301 Mercer Street at Seattle Center or online at $14-62.


 The classic story

The “Snow White” story is well known, of course. Cast out of her father’s home, the beautiful Snow White seeks refuge with seven dwarves, whose antics and personalities charm the young princess. But the Queen is determined to derail Snow White’s happiness and tricks Snow White into biting a poison apple and falling into a deep sleep. But love comes along in the form of the Prince and happily ever after comes in the form of a kiss.

The one-hour production was conceived and choreographed by Bruce Wells and will feature more than 70 students of Pacific Northwest Ballet School. 

Sensory-friendly Performance

A sensory-friendly performance of “Snow White” will be staged March 24 at 10:30 am. The performance will feature a supportive and welcoming environment so those affected by autism or with other sensory concerns. The show will include modified lighting and sound levels, fidgets, entry/exit privileges, trained staff, allowance of devices, touch stations and a quiet room. For more information, visit                                            

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