Clara Ruf Maldonado | Corps de Ballet2023-09-28T13:55:10-07:00
PNB Dancer Clara Ruf Maldonado


Clara Ruf Maldonado is from New York, New York. She studied on scholarship at the School of American Ballet, where she was a 2015 Mae L. Wien Award recipient, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She attended summer courses at Ballet Academy East, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Chautauqua Institution, Houston Ballet Academy, Miami City Ballet School, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. Ms. Ruf Maldonado was an apprentice with New York City Ballet before joining Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2018. She was promoted to corps de ballet later that year.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

(Sugar Plum Fairy, Columbine, Marzipan)

Donald Byrd

Love and Loss*

Kyle Davis

A Dark and Lonely Space

William Forsythe

One Flat Thing, reproduced

Ronald Hynd

The Sleeping Beauty

(Fairy of Joy, Red Riding Hood)

Vincent Michael Lopez

Op. 21*

Amanda Morgan

This Space Left Intentionally Blank*

Kent Stowell


(Spring, Columbine)

Price Suddarth


*Originated role

Q&A with Corps Member Clara Ruf Maldonado

May 8th, 2023|Dancers|

Describe your perfect day off. I’m usually pretty exhausted from the week, so I tend not to go far from home on my rest days. I would consider a perfect off day to be a quiet night in cooking to some tunes over a glass of wine with fellow dancer Ryan Cardea while we get harassed by my beagle, Bob.

Celebrating our Latinx, Chicana, & Hispanic Dancers

October 14th, 2021|Dancers, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (I.D.E.A.), Life at PNB, Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff|

Celebrating our Latinx, Chicana, & Hispanic Dancers September 15 to October 15 is Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month. To celebrate, we asked PNB artists identifying as Hispanic and Latinx share the many ways their heritage informs their artistry. Keep reading to hear from dancers Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan, Amanda [...]

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