Lucien Postlewaite | Principal Dancer2024-04-03T14:08:44-07:00


Lucien Postlewaite (he/him) is from Santa Cruz, California. He trained on scholarship at the School of American Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. While a Professional Division student at PNB School, he received a Level II Award for ballet in the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts’ 2003 Arts Recognition and Talent Search. Mr. Postlewaite joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2003, was promoted to corps de ballet in 2004, soloist in 2007, and principal in 2008. He was a 2008 recipient of a Princess Grace Award. In 2012, Mr. Postlewaite joined Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, and in 2017, he re-joined to PNB as a principal dancer.

While at Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Mr. Postlewaite performed leading roles in Forsythe’s New Sleep; Kylian’s Bella Figura and Gods and Dogs; and Maillot’s Altro Canto, La Belle, Cendrillon, Faust, LAC, Scheherazade, and Vers un Pays Sage. He originated leading roles in Pontus Lidberg’s Summer’s Winter Shadow and Maillot’s Casse-Noisette Compagnie, Choré, and Entrelacs.

Mr. Postlewaite has performed as a guest artist with New York City Ballet on seventy-fifth anniversary gala for the School of American Ballet. He is featured in the film Casse-Noisette Compagnie by Jean-Christophe Maillot. In 2019, Mr. Postlewaite was invited by the Fire Island Dance Festival to organize a commission for its annual gala (Garrett Smith’s Continuum). In addition to performing on galas worldwide, Mr. Postlewaite has performed Petipa’s Paquita and Wevers’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Reiko Yamamoto Ballet Company in Japan, and Balanchine’s Tarantella with Los Angeles Ballet. He is an original member of Olivier Wevers’ Whim W’Him.

In 2021, he choreographed this is US, now for PNB’s NEXT STEP.

Featured & Leading Roles

George Balanchine

Duo Concertant
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®


The Four Temperaments
A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Prodigal Son
La Sonnambula
Square Dance
Symphony in C
Symphony in Three Movements
Theme and Variations
La Valse

Peter Boal



Val Caniparoli

The Bridge

Alejandro Cerrudo

Little mortal jump
One Thousand Pieces
Silent Ghost

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
Serious Pleasures

Nacho Duato

Jardí Tancat

William Forsythe

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
One Flat Thing, reproduced

Ronald Hynd

The Merry Widow


The Sleeping Beauty

(Prince Florimund, Gold and Silver pas de trois)

Jiří Kylián

Petite Mort

José Limón

The Moor’s Pavane

Jean-Christophe Maillot

Roméo et Juliette


Mark Morris

A Garden

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Cylindrical Shadows

Justin Peck

In the Countenance of Kings
The Times Are Racing
Year of the Rabbit

Miles Pertl

Wash of Gray

Crystal Pite

Plot Point
The Seasons’ Canon

Yuri Possokhov



Alexei Ratmansky

Concerto DSCH
Don Quixote


Jerome Robbins

The Concert
Dances at a Gathering
Glass Pieces
In the Night
West Side Story Suite

(Riff, Tony)

Kent Stowell

Carmina Burana

(Prince, Harlequin)



Swan Lake

(Prince Siegfried)

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

Susan Stroman

TAKE FIVE…More or Less

Richard Tanner

Ancient Airs and Dances

Glen Tetley

The Rite of Spring

Twyla Tharp

Afternoon Ball
In the Upper Room
Waiting at the Station
Waterbaby Bagatelles

Christopher Wheeldon

After the Rain pas de deux

Original Roles

Val Caniparoli

The Seasons

Donald Byrd

Love and Loss

Kiyon Gaines

Interrupted Pri’si’zhen

Paul Gibson

The Piano Dance
Sense of Doubt

Alonzo King

The Personal Element

Jessica Lang

Ghost Variations

Edwaard Liang

The Veil Between Worlds

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa


Matthew Neenan


Victor Quijada

Mating Theory
Suspension of Disbelief

Alexei Ratmansky

Wartime Elegy

Dwight Rhoden

Catching Feelings

Penny Saunders


Eva Stone


Twyla Tharp

Opus 111

Olivier Wevers


Christopher Wheeldon

Curious Kingdom

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