February 2021

Kiyon Ross (you may remember him as Kiyon Gaines, PNB Soloist) has had an illustrious career as a dancer, PNB School faculty member, Next Step Program Manager, and most recently as PNB’s Director of Company Operations. Kiyon is also an established American choreographer, having created over 25 works at PNB, Atlanta Ballet, and across the country. As Black History Month 2021 comes to an end, we are celebrating Kiyon’s excellence and many contributions to the field of dance. Watch this interview, conducted by his best friend Jonathan Porretta, and find out why Kiyon celebrates his birthday all month long!

January 2021

In our latest edition of PNB is Listening, Final Bow for Yellowface co-founder Phil Chan interviews PNB dancers Christopher D’Ariano and Yuki Takahashi about their experiences as dancers of Asian and Asian-American heritage.

December 2020

Seattle writer Andrew Hoge interviews PNB dancers Christopher D’Ariano and Joshua Grant about their experiences as dancers and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

December 2020

Wendy Whelan, Aesha Ash, Carla Körbes, Peter Boal, and Christopher D’Ariano speak about the brilliant life and work of Albert Evans in this short documentary. Watch to the end for a full performance of the solo One Body.

November 2020

PNB choreographer and teacher Eva Stone hosts this panel of female choreographers which includes PNB dancers Amanda Morgan and Leah Terada, as well as PNBS student choreographer Margarita Armas.

October 2020

A panel discussion about Ulysses Dove’s Red Angels between PNB’s 2020 cast members (Cecilia Iliesiu, Amanda Morgan, Lucien Postlewaite, William Lin-Yee), Artistic Director Peter Boal, and PNB’s Concertmaster Michael Jinsoo Lim.

July 2020

A Conversation with Donald Byrd: PNB Company Dancer Christopher D’Ariano recently connected with choreographer Donald Byrd to discuss his methods, inspiration, the process of creating Love and Loss for PNB, and his experience as a Black choreographer. Video by Christopher D’Ariano.

June 2020

Conversations About Race with SDT x PNB: Peter Boal and Donald Byrd

June 2020

Panel with Sara Jones, Amanda Morgan, and Kiyon Ross

Moderated by Theresa Ruth Howard