PNB Studio Rehearsal, photo by Angela Sterling


Kyle Davis is currently a principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, Washington, a faculty member of the PNB School, and a freelance choreographer.

Davis began choreographing for PNB’s Next Step program in 2012. After the premiere of his Sylvia Pas de Deux and Sylvia Fanfare & Waltz, he was commissioned to present the entire third act of Sylvia for the school’s annual performance. He created additional new works for Next Step in subsequent years, and then choreographed A Dark and Lonely Space on the company to the world premiere symphony performance of music by Michael Giacchino.

Additionally, Davis has choreographed works for smaller companies as well as schools and dance festivals, and served as Artist in Residence at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2017 and Gonzaga University in 2020.

As a dance educator, Davis has been teaching since 2010. In addition to teaching for the PNB School, he teaches masterclasses, company class, private lessons, and has been brought in as guest instructor for multiple summer courses.

Davis received his initial dance training at the Makaroff School of Ballet in Wisconsin and attended the Rock School for Dance Education and the North Carolina School of the Arts on scholarship. He also attended summer courses on scholarship at the Milwaukee Ballet, School of American Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School.

In addition to being a prize winner at the 2008 Prix de Lausanne competition in Switzerland, Davis had won various awards in the Youth American Grand Prix Regional and Finals.

Davis joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2008 and rose through the ranks to principal dancer. He has performed principal and featured roles in works by George Balanchine, Donald Byrd, Alejandro Cerrudo, David Dawson, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Jessica Lang, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Justin Peck, Crystal Pite, Alexei Ratmansky, Jerome Robbins, and Twyla Tharp – among others.

Davis also performs as a guest artist with various companies, schools, festivals, and independent projects.