Destiny Wimpye | Corps de Ballet2023-09-28T13:26:28-07:00
PNB Dancer Destiny Wimpye


Destiny Wimpye (she/her) is from Atlanta, Georgia. She studied at the Colburn Dance Academy and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, both on full scholarship, and attended summer courses at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Chautauqua Dance Program. She joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2022 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2023.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

Kent Stowell

Swan Lake

(Four Swans)

Bruce Wells

Beauty and the Beast


Malena Ani

pillow scream

Noah Martzall

The Difference Between

Christopher D’Ariano


Pointe Shoe: Ballet’s Beloved Illusion

December 21st, 2023|Life at PNB|

Ballet has become synonymous with the pointe shoe—every time a little one dreams of spinning around on a massive stage under glowing lights dressed in a sparkling tutu, their feet are clad in such shoes. PNB's Artistic Director, Peter Boal, says “to be honest, I don’t know where PNB would be without the pointe shoe…. [E]verything balances on the pointe shoe.” Read on to learn more about this fundamental tool of ballet dancers and what PNB dancers have to say about their relationship with pointe shoes!

Q&A with Apprentice Destiny Wimpye

June 13th, 2023|Dancers|

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be? I would tell my younger self to believe in herself more; to have more confidence in her choices and feelings. Everything will work out for you in the way that things are supposed to. Don’t let anyone make you feel like you are less than.

Meet the 2022/23 Season Apprentices

October 12th, 2022|Dancer Announcements, Dancers, Life at PNB, Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff|

Welcome PNB's 2022/23 Season Apprentices! This season, PNB is excited to promote five PNB School Professional Division students into the Company as Apprentices. Get to know these dancers in their brief interviews below. Learn what they're looking forward to in PNB's 50th Anniversary Season, the best advice they've received, [...]

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