Provided by Pacific Northwest Ballet
Company dancers perform the Waltz of the Flowers. (Angela Sterling)

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Spend your holidays with PNB! See “The Nutcracker,” with Tchaikovsky’s cherished score played live by the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, the brilliant dancing of PNB dancers, Ian Falconer’s scenery and costumes, and Seattle Center’s McCaw Hall all dressed up for the holidays.

The iconic music plays as important a role in the show as the dancing itself.

Every dancer steps on stage with hair in place and perfect makeup that won’t melt under the bright lights.

Dancers reveal how they balance shows, rehearsals, holidays and everyday life during ‘Nutcracker’ season.

It takes a big crew (and a lot of tulle and jewels) to make a ballet sparkle.

PNB shares trade secrets on the role of Clara in George Balanchine’s 'The Nutcracker.' (Hint: It’s more than just candy canes and snowflakes.)

Costumes, set design and labor – three vital components of bringing a holiday tradition to the Northwest.

Effects combine to help audience experience a convincing winter wonderland indoors.