PNB Dancer Christian Poppe

Christian Poppe

Christian Poppe is from Lake Stevens, Washington. He studied on scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet School and Cornish College of the Arts Preparatory Dance, as well as the Dance School in Everett, Johnson and Peter’s Tap Dance, Ballet Bellevue, and Betty Spooner’s Creative Arts Foundation. He attended summer courses at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, National Ballet School (Toronto), Houston Ballet Ben Stevenson Academy, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, and Goh Ballet Academy, and he was a 2013 recipient of the Flemming Halby Exchange with the Royal Danish Ballet School. Mr. Poppe joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2013 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2014.

In addition to performances with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Mr. Poppe has performed for Dance! Fremont and the Men in Dance Festival—Against the Grain.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Cavalier, Soldier Doll, Hot Chocolate, Tea, Candy Cane)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck)
  • Tarantella
Donald Byrd
  • Love and Loss*
Alejandro Cerrudo
  • Little mortal jump
  • One Thousand Pieces
  • Silent Ghost
Alexander Ekman
  • Cacti
William Forsythe
  • New Suite
  • One Flat Thing, reproduced
Ronald Hynd
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Bluebird pas de deux, Wolf)
Jessica Lang
  • Her Door to the Sky
Benjamin Millepied
  • 3 Movements
Matthew Neenan
  • Bacchus
Crystal Pite
  • Emergence
  • Plot Point
Eva Stone
  • F O I L*
Kent Stowell
  • Carmina Burana
  • Cinderella (Jester, Evil Sprite)
Susan Stroman
  • TAKE FIVE … More or Less
Twyla Tharp
  • Afternoon Ball
  • Brief Fling
Christopher Wheeldon
  • Tide Harmonic