PNB Dancer Clara Ruf Maldonado

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
Amanda Morgan
This Space Left Intentionally Blank*
Kent Stowell
Cinderella (Spring, Columbine)



Price Suddarth


* Originated role