Jonathan Batista | Principal2024-02-06T10:31:20-08:00
PNB dancer Jonathan Batista.


Jonathan Batista (he/him) is from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He trained on scholarship at the English National Ballet and attended summer courses at Miami City Ballet and The Royal Ballet School on scholarship. He joined the National Ballet of Canada as an apprentice in 2012 before joining Boston Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2013. In 2016, he joined Cincinnati Ballet as a soloist and in 2017, Oklahoma City Ballet as a principal. Jonathan joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a soloist in 2021 and was promoted to principal in 2022.

While at Boston Ballet, Jonathan performed featured roles in George Balanchine’s Emeralds (Pas de Trois), Harald Lander’s Études (Mazurka), and Marius Petipa’s La Bayadère (Golden Idol). At Oklahoma City Ballet, he danced leading and featured roles in Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments (Phlegmatic); August Bournonville’s La Sylphide (James); Robert Joffrey’s Pas des Déesses; Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort (3rd Pas de Deux); Robert Mills’ Romeo & Juliet (Mercutio), Swan Lake (Siegfried), The Firebird (Prince Ivan), The Nutcracker (Cavalier), The Little Mermaid, and The Means To Fly; Helen Pickett’s Petals (Jonah); Caetano Soto’s Adam; and Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland).

Jonathan was a Gold Medalist at the 2008 Grand Prix Brazil, a 2010 Prix de Laussane Finalist, and a Silver Medalist at the World Ballet Competition in 2013.

Featured & Leading Roles

George Balanchine

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

(Cavalier, Candy Cane)

Allegro Brillante
A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Peter Boal


(Prince Albert)

Donald Byrd

Love and Loss

Alejandro Cerrudo

One Thousand Pieces

Ulysses Dove

Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven

Jiří Kylián

Petite Mort

Edwaard Liang

A Veil Between Worlds

Jean-Christophe Maillot

Roméo et Juliette


Crystal Pite

Plot Point

Alexei Ratmansky

Wartime Elegy

Kent Stowell

Carmina Burana
Swan Lake

(Prince Siegfried, pas de trois )

Twyla Tharp

Brief Fling
Waiting at the Station

Original Roles

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa


Dwight Rhoden

Catching Feelings

Kiyon Ross

…throes of increasing wonder

Robyn Mineko Williams

Before I Was

Headshot © Lindsay Thomas
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