Peter Boal’s Seattle Strategy

“I want lots of new choreography. I’m not going to do it myself because I want it to be good choreography. I want to see us perform more in Seattle. Not en masse, but in small groups; not at McCaw Hall, but elsewhere in town, maybe in collaboration with other institutions. I want everybody to see the company, invite everybody to come to the ballet; I want them to know it can be relevant to their lives. I want to reach out to the entire dance community. Four times this year, before particular rep programs, we’re going to be inviting dance students to come to watch a class at Phelps Center: We’re calling it ‘$5 Fridays.'”