Naomi Glass

Seattle, WA, USA

Naomi Glass serves Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) in the capacities of Director of Access Programs, faculty and co-lead of PNB’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Committee. Additionally, Naomi is a teaching artist for Seattle Theatre Group’s Dance for PD® classes at PNB. Glass has managed PNB’s cherished DanceChance program since 2018. Glass designed and leads PNB School’s newest program, Dance for All, which offers inclusive creative dance classes for children of all abilities.

In her first career, Glass was a Soloist with the Houston Ballet. As an apprentice, she was nominated by Ben Stevenson, OBE, to represent Houston Ballet for the Princess Grace Award. Glass performed a wide range of classical ballets and most enjoyed dancing works by George Balanchine, Nacho Duato, Jiří Kylián, William Forsythe, Trey McIntyre, and Stanton Welch.

A strong believer that dance is for everyone and creativity is inherent in all, Glass has shared her love of movement widely, teaching extensively in every sector, within many dance organizations and universities across the US.

Glass holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Bath, UK. Glass was the recipient of the Professor Joan White Award from the Faculty of Education at the Royal Academy of Dance in London for her research focused upon creativity, expressivity and movement for individuals with Parkinson’s disease.