William Lin-Yee | Pacific Northwest Ballet

William Lin-Yee

William Lin-Yee2020-02-11T17:29:24+00:00
PNB Principal Dancer
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Leading Roles

George Balanchine
  • Agon
  • Concerto Barocco
  • Coppélia (Dr. Coppelius)
  • Diamonds
  • Emeralds
  • The Four Temperaments
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Cavalier, Herr Drosselmeier, Mouse King, Hot Chocolate)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius, Theseus, Cavalier)
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Symphony in C
Peter Boal
  • Giselle (Albrecht, Hilarion, Wilfride)
Kyle Davis
  • A Dark and Lonely Space
David Dawson
  • A Million Kisses to my Skin
Ulysses Dove
  • Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven
  • Red Angels
Nacho Duato
  • Rassemblement
William Forsythe
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
  • New Suite
  • One Flat Thing, reproduced
Kiyon Gaines
  • Sum Stravinsky
Ronald Hynd
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Duke of Acquitaine, Gold and Silver pas de trois)
Jiri Kylian
  • Forgotten Land
  • Petite Mort
  • Sechs Tänze (Six Dances)
Jean-Christophe Maillot
  • Cendrillon (Father)
  • Roméo et Juliette (Friar Laurence, Paris)
Benjamin Millepied
  • Appassionata
  • 3 Movements*
Mark Morris
  • Kammermusik No. 3*
Margaret Mullin
  • Lost in Light*
Justin Peck
  • Debonair
  • Year of the Rabbit
Crystal Pite
  • Emergence
  • Plot Point
Alexei Ratmansky
  • Don Quixote (Basilio)
Jerome Robbins
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • In the Night
  • West Side Story Suite (Bernardo)
Kent Stowell
  • Carmina Burana
  • Cinderella (Father, Memory Father)
  • Nutcracker (Prince, Herr Drosselmeier)
  • Swan Lake (Baron von Rothbart)
Susan Stroman
  • TAKE FIVE…More or Less*
Price Suddarth
  • Signature
Twyla Tharp
  • Nine Sinatra Songs
  • Waiting at the Station*
  • Waterbaby Bagatelles
Ezra Thomson
  • The Perpetual State
Christopher Wheeldon
  • Polyphonia
  • Tide Harmonic

* Originated role

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 joined New York City Ballet as an apprentice and also was a Mae. L. Wien Award recipient. Mr. Lin-Yee joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2008 and was promoted to soloist in 2014 and principal in 2016.

In addition to his PNB repertory, Mr. Lin-Yee performed leading roles at New York City Ballet 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.

In 2011, Mr. Lin-Yee composed the score for Kiyon Gaines’ A Piece in P-I-E-C-E-S for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s NEXT STEP.

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