Leah Merchant

PNB Corps de Ballet

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Leah Merchant © Angela Sterling

Leah Merchant is from Mobile, Alabama. She trained at North Carolina School of the Arts, the School of American Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2007 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2008.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine’s Apollo, Ulysses Dove's Vespers, William Forsythe's One Flat Thing, reproduced, Jiri Kylian’s Sechs Tänze (Six Dances), Kent Stowell's Nutcracker (Peacock), and Victor Quijada's Suspension of Disbelief.

Originated Leading Roles: Marco Goecke’s Place a Chill, Benjamin Millepied's 3 Movements and Victor Quijada’s Mating Theory.

Featured Roles

George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments and Symphony in C; Ronald Hynd's The Sleeping Beauty; Alexei Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH and Don Quixote; and Christopher Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance).

Photos of Leah Merchant

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