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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Excellence in the performing arts

four stars

91.20

301 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (206) 441-9411   Web Site
EIN: 91-0897129

Board Leadership
Aya Hamilton
Chairman

CEO
Ellen Walker
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.20 four stars
  Financial 87.93 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB), one of the largest and most highly regarded ballet companies in the United States, was founded in 1972. The company of 51 dancers presents more than 100 performances each year of full-length and mixed repertory ballets at Marion Oliver McGraw Hall and on tour. Founded in 1974, the PNB School is nationally recognized as setting the standard for ballet training and offers a complete professional curriculum to over 950 students. The PNB's mission is to set new standards for artistic excellence, innovation and creativity; attract the most talented dancers, choreographers, musicians, collaborative artists, staff and volunteers; educate and develop dance artists as well as enthusiasts; and captivate a devoted, supportive, continually growing, and diverse audience.

Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB), one of the largest and most highly regarded ballet companies in the United States, was founded in 1972. The company of 51 dancers presents more than 100 performances each year of full-length and mixed repertory ballets at Marion Oliver McGraw Hall and on tour. Founded in 1974, the PNB School is nationally recognized as setting the standard for ballet training and offers a complete professional curriculum to over 950 students. The PNB's mission is to set new standards for artistic excellence, innovation and creativity; attract the most talented dancers, choreographers, musicians, collaborative artists, staff and volunteers; educate and develop dance artists as well as enthusiasts; and captivate a devoted, supportive, continually growing, and diverse audience.

Financial

three stars

87.93

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
86.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.49
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pacific Northwest Ballet on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pacific Northwest Ballet on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email
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To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
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It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pacific Northwest Ballet (WA) 91.20 four stars
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PA) 91.10 four stars
Smuin Ballet (CA) 91.61 four stars
Ballet Hispánico (NY) 95.95 four stars
Nevada Ballet Theatre (NV) 85.37 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,390,610
   Federated Campaigns $546,621
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $693,831
   Related Organizations $743,000
   Government Grants $1,760,900
Total Contributions $10,134,962
   Program Service Revenue $17,191,463
Total Primary Revenue $27,326,425
   Other Revenue $239,242
TOTAL REVENUE $27,565,667
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $23,088,207
   Administrative Expenses $2,170,194
   Fundraising Expenses $1,299,915
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $26,558,316
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,007,351
   
Net Assets $12,564,840

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Ballet Company $18,181,367 78.7%
PNB School $4,407,941 19.1%
Conditioning $187,202 0.8%

Ratings History
Pacific Northwest Ballet has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 04/01/2020 91.20 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 90.05 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 87.14 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 87.40 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.21 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 84.58 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 86.22 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 84.27 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 83.68 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 83.76 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 91.46 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 85.03 three stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 88.58 three stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 84.14 three stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 73.76 two stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 71.98 two stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 74.63 two stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 72.56 two stars
2002-06 09/01/2003 70.82 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 91-0897129
Name in IRS Master File PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code A63
NTEE Classification Ballet
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
(119) Other cultural or historical activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$256,409 0.96% Ellen Walker Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$395,180 1.48% Peter Boal Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pacific Northwest Ballet (WA) 91.20 four stars
Texas Ballet Theater (TX) 87.81 three stars
Danceworks Inc. (WI) 87.49 three stars
Miami City Ballet (FL) 85.77 three stars
Cincinnati Ballet (OH) 91.36 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pacific Northwest Ballet
301 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (206) 441-9411
fax: (206) 441-2440
EIN: 91-0897129

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Board Leadership

Aya Hamilton
Chairman

CEO

Ellen Walker
Executive Director

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