Leah Terada | Soloist2024-01-04T12:20:53-08:00
PNB Dancer Leah Terada


Leah Terada (she/her) is from Dallas, Texas. She studied at Dallas Metropolitan Ballet and the School of American Ballet, and she attended summer courses on full scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet, the School of American Ballet, and Boston Ballet. Leah joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2015 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2016. She was promoted to soloist in 2022.

In 2020, Leah co-choreographed and co-directed Happening with fellow PNB dancer Miles Pertl for PNB’s digital season. In 2021 she choreographed On Being for PNB’s NEXT STEP. Leah was the recipient of the Danish American Nationals Cultural Exchange (DANCE) scholarship.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

(Coffee, Harlequin, Hot Chocolate)

Alejandro Cerrudo

Future Memory*
Little mortal jump
One Thousand Pieces

William Forsythe

One Flat Thing, reproduced

Ronald Hynd

The Sleeping Beauty

(Fairy of Purity, White Cat)

 Jessica Lang

Ghost Variations

Susan Marshall


Amanda Morgan

This Space Left Intentionally Blank*

Noelani Pantastico


Crystal Pite

Plot Point

Jerome Robbins

Dances at a Gathering

Price Suddarth

The Intermission Project*

Robyn Mineko Williams

Before I Was*

*Originated role

PNB Dancers Partner with Local Seattle Businesses for Spring Spark

April 29th, 2024|Life at PNB|

PNB dancers are partnering with some of Seattle’s best distilleries and favorite dessert shops to create all-new creations for Spring Spark! At this unique event, guests will sample these creations and vote on their favorite while enjoying hearty appetizers from Kristi Brown of That Brown Girl Cooks. Read on to learn more about Spring Spark, the event collaborators, and their delicious creations!

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!

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