Elle Macy | Principal2023-10-02T13:08:42-07:00


Elle Macy is from Huntington Beach, California. She studied at Orange County Dance Center and on scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She attended summer courses at the Netherlands Dans Theatre, School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. Elle joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2012 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2013, soloist in 2019, and principal in 2021.

Elle has performed leading roles in George Balanchine’s Agon, Coppélia (Dawn), Allegro Brillante, Emeralds, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Sugar Plum Fairy, Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Dewdrop), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hippolyta), Rubies, and La Source; Andrew Bartee’s arms that work; Peter Boal’s Giselle (Myrtha, Berthe); Alejandro Cerrudo’s Little mortal jump, One Thousand Pieces, and Silent Ghost; David Dawson’s Empire Noir and A Million Kisses to my Skin; Nacho Duato’s Rassemblement; William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated and New Suite; Ronald Hynd’s The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Generosity, Gold and Silver Pas de Trois); Alonzo King’s The Personal Element; Jiri Kylian’s Forgotten Land; Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Cendrillon (Fairy/Mother) and Romeo ét Juliette (Lady Capulet); Benjamin Millepied’s 3 Movements and Appassionata; Matthew Neenan’s Bacchus; David Parson’s Caught; Justin Peck’s In the Countenance of Kings; Crystal Pite’s Emergence, Plot Point, and The Seasons’ Canon; Alexei Ratmansky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Wartime Elegy; Jerome Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering and Fancy Free; Kent Stowell’s Carmina Burana (Cours d’amours, Red Woman), Cinderella (Godmother, Stepmother), and Swan Lake (Pas de trois, Spanish Dance); Susan Stroman’s TAKE FIVE…More or Less; Twyla Tharp’s Brief Fling (Green); and Christopher Wheeldon’s Tide Harmonic. She originated leading roles in Bartee’s Dirty Goods, Cerrudo’s Future Memory, Kyle Davis’ A Dark and Lonely Space, Jessica Lang’s Ghost Variations and Her Door to the Sky, Edwaard Liang’s The Veil Between Worlds, Noelani Pantastico’s Picnic, Dwight Rhoden’s Catching Feelings, Penny Saunders’ Wonderland, Price Suddarth’s Signature, Twyla Tharp’s Waiting at the Station, Robyn Mineko Williams’ The Trees The Trees, and Wheeldon’s Curious Kingdom. She also has performed featured roles in Kent Stowell’s Nutcracker.

In 2017, Elle participated in the Nederlands Dans Theater Summer Intensive. She performed at Ballet Sun Valley, Jacob’s Pillow, and Wolftrap Festival. She won awards from Youth America Grand Prix, Spotlight Scholarship Competition, and Dance Masters of America.

Headshot © Lindsay Thomas
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