William Lin-Yee

PNB Soloist

William Lin-Yee © Angela Sterling

William Lin-Yee is from San Francisco, California. He trained at the Contra Costa Ballet Centre, San Francisco Ballet School, and the School of American Ballet. In 2004, he became an apprentice with New York City Ballet and was also a Mae. L. Wien Award recipient. Mr. Lin-Yee joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a corps de ballet dancer in 2008 and was promoted to soloist in 2014.

Mr. Lin-Yee composed the score for Kiyon Gaines A Piece in P-I-E-C-E-S for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 2011 Next Step performance.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, Coppélia (Dr. Coppelius), The Four Temperaments, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theseus), and Serenade; Peter Boal’s Giselle (Wilfride); Ulysses Dove’s Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven; William Forsythe’s One Flat Thing, reproduced; Ronald Hynd’s The Sleeping Beauty (Gold & Silver pas de trois); Jiri Kylian’s Sechs Tänze (Six Dances); Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette (Friar Laurence, Paris); Kent Stowell’s Carmina Burana, Cinderella (Father), Nutcracker (Prince) and Swan Lake (Baron von Rothbart); Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs and Opus 111; and Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia.

Originated Leading Roles: Benjamin Millepied’s 3 Movements, Mark Morris’ Kammermusik No. 3, and Margaret Mullin’s Lost in Light.

Featured Roles

George Balanchine's Symphony in C; Alexei Ratmansky’s Don Quixote; Kent Stowell's Cinderella; Christopher Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance) and Variations Sérieuses.

At New York City Ballet, Mr. Lin-Yee danced featured roles in George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Theseus), Peter Martins' The Sleeping Beauty (Asia, King, Cavalier), and Richard Tanner's Sonatas and Interludes.

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