Lucien Postlewaite | Principal Dancer

Lucien Postlewaite 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 CantoLa BelleCendrillonFaustLACScheherazade, and Vers un Pays Sage. He originated leading roles in Pontus Lidberg’s Summer’s Winter Shadow and Maillot’s Casse-Noisette CompagnieChoré, 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.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine
  • Agon
  • Apollo
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Cavalier)
  • The Four Temperaments
  • Emeralds
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon)
  • Prodigal Son
  • Rubies
  • Serenade
  • La Sonnambula
  • Square Dance
  • Symphony in C
  • Symphony in Three Movements
  • Theme and Variations
  • La Valse
Peter Boal
  • Giselle (Albrecht)
Donald Byrd
  • Love and Loss*
Val Caniparoli
  • The Bridge
  • The Seasons*
  • Torque
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
Kiyon Gaines
  • Interrupted Pri’si’zhen*
Paul Gibson
  • The Piano Dance*
  • Sense of Doubt*
Ronald Hynd
  • The Merry Widow (Camille)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Florimund, Gold and Silver pas de trois)
Jiri Kylian
  • Petite Mort
José Limón
  • The Moor’s Pavane
Jean-Christophe Maillot
  • Roméo et Juliette (Romeo)
Benjamin Millepied
  • 3 Movements*
Mark Morris
  • A Garden
  • Pacific
Matthew Neenan
  • Bacchus*
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
  • Cylindrical Shadows
Justin Peck
  • In the Countenance of Kings
  • Year of the Rabbit
Miles Pertl
  • Wash of Gray
Crystal Pite
  • Emergence
  • Plot Point
Victor Quijada
  • Mating Theory*
  • Suspension of Disbelief*
Alexei Ratmansky
  • Concerto DSCH
  • Don Quixote (Basilio)
Jerome Robbins
  • The Concert
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • Glass Pieces
  • In the Night
  • West Side Story Suite (Riff, Tony)
Eva Stone
  • F O I L*
Kent Stowell
  • Carmina Burana
  • Cinderella (Prince, Harlequin)
  • Nutcracker (Prince)
  • 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
  • Opus 111*
  • Waterbaby Bagatelles
Olivier Wevers
  • Shindig*
Christopher Wheeldon
  • After the Rain pas de deux
  • Polyphonia

* Originated role