Laura Tisserand

Laura Tisserand | Principal Dancer

Laura Tisserand is from Hammond, Louisiana. She trained with Phoebe Brantley in Baton Rouge, Joseph Giacobbe, and Richard Rholdon in New Orleans, and on scholarship at the School of American Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2003 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2004, soloist in 2010, and principal in 2014.

Ms. Tisserand has performed as a guest artist with Lafayette Ballet Theatre.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine
  • Agon
  • Apollo
  • Concerto Barocco
  • Coppélia (Discord and War)
  • Diamonds
  • Emeralds
  • The Four Temperaments
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Sugar Plum Fairy, Coffee, Dewdrop)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania, Divertissement pas de deux)
  • Prodigal Son
  • Rubies
  • Serenade
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Symphony in C
  • Theme and Variations
Peter Boal
  • Giselle (Myrtha, Bathilde)
Trisha Brown
  • Spanish Dance
Kyle Davis
  • A Dark and Lonely Space*
David Dawson
  • A Million Kisses to my Skin
Ulysses Dove
  • Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven
  • Red Angels
William Forsythe
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
  • One Flat Thing, reproduced
  • Slingerland Duet
Kiyon Gaines
  • Sum Stravinsky
Paul Gibson
  • The Piano Dance
Ronald Hynd
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Princess Aurora, Lilac Fairy, Gold and Silver pas de trois)
Jiri Kylian
  • Petite Mort
Jessica Lang
  • Her Door to the Sky
Jean-Christophe Maillot
  • Roméo et Juliette (Lady Capulet)
Benjamin Millepied
  • 3 Movements*
Mark Morris
  • Kammermusik No. 3*
  • Pacific
Margaret Mullin
  • Lost in Light*
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
  • Cylindrical Shadows
Justin Peck
  • In the Countenance of Kings
  • Year of the Rabbit
Crystal Pite
  • Emergence
Alexei Ratmansky
  • Don Quixote (Juanita, Queen of the Dryads)
Brian Reeder
  • Lost Language of the Flight Attendant
Jerome Robbins
  • The Concert
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • Glass Pieces
  • In the Night
  • West Side Story Suite (Rosalia)
Kent Stowell
  • Carmina Burana
  • Cinderella (Godmother, Stepmother)
  • Nutcracker (Clara, Flora, Peacock)
  • Silver Lining
  • Swan Lake (Odette/Odile, Persian Dance)
Susan Stroman
  • TAKE FIVE…More or Less
Price Suddarth
  • Signature*
Twyla Tharp
  • Afternoon Ball
  • Nine Sinatra Songs
  • Waiting at the Station*
Ezra Thomson
  • The Perpetual State
Christopher Wheeldon
  • Tide Harmonic*
  • Variations Sérieuses (Ballerina)

* Originated role