James Moore

PNB Principal Dancer

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James Moore is from San Francisco, California. He trained at San Francisco Ballet School and the School of American Ballet. He joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in 2001. He joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2004 and was promoted to soloist in 2008 and principal in 2013.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine’s Coppélia (Franz), The Four Temperaments, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon, Puck, Lysander), Prodigal Son, Rubies, Symphony in C, Symphony in Three Movements; Peter Boal’s Giselle(Hilarion, Peasant pas de deux); Val Caniparoli’s The Bridge; Sonia Dawkins’ Ripple Mechanics; Ulysses Dove’s Serious Pleasures; Nacho Duato’s Jardí Tancat and Rassemblement; William Forsythe’s In the middle, somewhat elevated and One Flat Thing, reproduced; Kiyon Gaines’ Sum Stravinsky; Paul Gibson’sThe Piano Dance; Ronald Hynd’s The Sleeping Beauty (Bluebird pas de deux); Jiri Kylian’s Petite Mort and Sechs Tänze (Six Dances); Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Before After and Cylindrical Shadows; Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette (Romeo); Susan Marshall’s Kiss; Mark Morris’ Pacific; Crystal Pite’s Emergence; Brian Reeder’sLost Language of the Flight Attendant; Jerome Robbins’ The Concert, Dances at a Gathering, Fancy Free, and Glass Pieces; Kent Stowell’s Carmina Burana, Cinderella (Harlequin, Jester), Nutcracker (Prince), and Silver Lining; Susan Stroman’s TAKE FIVE…More or Less; Twyla Tharp’s Afternoon Ball, In the Upper Room, Nine Sinatra Songs, and Waterbaby Bagatelles; and Christopher Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance), After the Rain pas de deux, and Polyphonia. He has also performed Marco Goecke’s solo Mopey and Molissa Fenley’s solo State of Darkness.

Originated Leading Roles:

Andrew Bartee’s arms that work, Caniparoli’s The Seasons, Alejandro Cerrudo’s Memory Glow, Kiyon Gaines’ Interrupted Pri’si’zhen, Gibson’s Mozart Pieces and Sense of Doubt, Marco Goecke’s Place a Chill, Benjamin Millepied’s 3 Movements, Morris’ Kammermusik No. 3, Justin Peck’s Debonair, Victor Quijada’s Suspension of Disbelief, Tharp’s Opus 111 and Waiting at the Station, and Christopher Wheeldon’sTide Harmonic.

Featured Roles

George Balanchine’s Diamonds, and La Sonnambula; Alexei Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH and Don Quixote; and Kent Stowell’s Firebird, Swan Lake, and The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.

Originated Featured Roles

Dominique Dumais’ Time and other Matter and Christopher Stowell’s Quick Time.

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