Leta Biasucci | Principal Dancer2023-10-02T13:12:58-07:00
Leta Biasucci


Leta Biasucci (she/her) is from Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She studied under Marcia Dale Weary at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and became a trainee at San Francisco Ballet School in 2006. She joined Oregon Ballet Theatre in 2008. She joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2011 and was promoted to soloist in 2014 and principal in 2018.

Leta has performed leading roles in George Balanchine’s Agon, Coppélia (Swanilda, Waltz of the Golden Hours), Divertimento from “Le Baiser de la Fée, Emeralds, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Sugar Plum Fairy, Marzipan, Dewdrop), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia, Butterfly), Rubies, La Source, Square Dance, Symphony in C, Tarantella, and Theme and Variations; Peter Boal’s Giselle (Peasant pas de deux); Alejandro Cerrudo’s Little mortal jump; David Dawson’s Empire Noir and A Million Kisses to my Skin; Ulysses Dove’s Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven; William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, New Suite, and The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; Kiyon Gaines’ Sum Stravinsky; Paul Gibson’s Rush; Ronald Hynd’s The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora, Blue Bird pas de deux); Jiri Kylian’s Forgotten Land and Sechs Tänze (Six Dances); Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Cendrillon (Sister) and Romeo et Juliette (Nurse); Benjamin Millepied’s 3 Movements; Justin Peck’s In the Countenance of Kings, The Times Are Racing, and Year of the Rabbit; Crystal Pite’s Emergence and Plot Point; Alexei Ratmansky’s Don Quixote (Cupid, Piccilia) and Pictures at an Exhibition; Jerome Robbins’ The Concert and In the Night; Eva Stone’s F O I L; Kent Stowell’s Carmina Burana, Cinderella (Cinderella, Spring), Nutcracker (Clara), and Swan Lake (Odette/Odile, Pas de trois, Neopolitan Dance); Susan Stroman’s TAKE FIVE…More or Less; Price Suddarth’s Signature; Twyla Tharp’s Afternoon Ball, Brief Fling and Waiting at the Station; and Christopher Wheeldon’s Tide Harmonic and Variations Sérieuses (Young Girl). She originated leading roles in Andrew Bartee’s Dirty Goods, Donald Byrd’s Love and Love, Kyle Davis’ A Dark and Lonely Space and Las Estrellas, Kiyon Gaines’ Do. Not. Obstruct., Jessica Lang’s Ghost Variations and Her Door to the Sky, Edwaard Liang’s The Veil Between Worlds, Amanda Morgan’s This Space Left Intentionally Blank, Matthew Neenan’s Bacchus, Price Suddarth’s The Intermission Project, and Wheeldon’s Curious Kingdom.

At Oregon Ballet Theatre, she performed leading roles in Nicolo Fonte’s Left Unsaid, James Kudelka’s Hush, and Trey McIntyre’s Speak. Leta was featured on the covers of the October/November 2014 issue of Pointe Magazine and the February 2019 issue of Dance Magazine.

Leta holds a bachelor’s degree in Arts Leadership from Seattle University. This degree was funded in part by Second Stage, PNB’s career transition program for dancers.

Headshot © Lindsay Thomas
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