Christopher D’Ariano

Christopher D’Ariano is from The Bronx, New York. He studied at Ballet Tech, the School of American Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and he attended summer courses at Ballet Tech, Boston Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. He was the recipient of the School of American Ballet Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise. Mr. D’Ariano joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2017 and was promoted to corps de ballet later that year.

Mr. D’Ariano also has danced with Lunge Dance Collective, and he has choreographed for the Seattle International Dance Festival and PNB’s NEXT STEP. In 2021, he choreographed for you for PNB’s digital Season Encore.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Mouse King, Hot Chocolate, Mother Ginger)

Donald Byrd
And the sky is not cloudy all day*
Love and Loss*

Alejandro Cerrudo

Little mortal jump
One Thousand Pieces
Silent Ghost

Ulysses Dove
Red Angels

Albert Evans
One Body

William Forsythe
One Flat Thing, reproduced


Nia-Amina Minor
And yet here we are*

Amanda Morgan
This Space Left Intentionally Blank*

Matthew Neenan

Penny Saunders

Eva Stone

Robyn Mineko Williams
The Trees The Trees*

* Originated role