Miles Pertl

Miles Pertl is from Seattle, Washington. He trained at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, International Ballet Academy in Kirkland, Washington, and the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart, and he attended summer courses at San Francisco Ballet School. Mr. Pertl joined Stuttgart Ballet as an apprentice in 2010 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2011. He next joined Het Nationale Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2012 before joining Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2015 and was promoted to soloist in 2021.

In addition to his PNB repertory, Mr. Pertl performed leading and featured roles at Stuttgart Ballet in Bridget Breiner’s Double Bass Concerto, Marco Goecke’s Black Breath, and Kenneth MacMillan’s Concerto. At Het Nationale Ballet, he performed leading and featured roles in Juanjo Arques’ Roulette; Frederick Ashton’s The Dream (Lysander); George Balanchine’s Agon, Serenade, and Symphony in C; Jorma Elo’s Shape; Michel Fokine’s Les Sylphides; Marius Petipa’s Giselle (Peasant pas de deux) and Raymonda; and Peter Wright’s The Sleeping Beauty.

In 2007, Mr. Pertl won the Youth America Grand Prix Semi-Finals in San Francisco and Youth America Grand Prix Finals in New York. He also has performed as a guest artist for gala performances in England, Italy, Moscow, and New York. He has choreographed works for PNB’s NEXT STEP and PNB School’s annual School Performance as well as the Noverre Society in Stuttgart, Danza Estate in Gubbio, Italy, and New Moves in Amsterdam. In 2019, Mr. Pertl choreographed Wash of Gray for PNB’s mainstage. In 2020 he co-choreographed and co-directed Happening with fellow PNB dancer Leah Terada for PNB’s digital season.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine
  • Agon
  • Emeralds
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Cavalier, Mouse King, Hot Chocolate, Mother Ginger)
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Hoofer)
Donald Byrd
  • Untitled*
Alejandro Cerrudo
  • Future Memory*
  • One Thousand Pieces
Kyle Davis
  • A Dark and Lonely Space
David Dawson
  • Empire Noir
William Forsythe
  • New Suite
  • One Flat Thing, reproduced
  • Slingerland Duet
Ronald Hynd
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Duke of Bordeaux, Gold and Silver pas de trois)
Jessica Lang
  • Her Door to the Sky*
Jean-Christophe Maillot
  • Cendrillon (Pleasure Superintendent)
  • Roméo et Juliette (Friar Laurence)
Benjamin Millepied
  • 3 Movements
  • Appassionata
Noelani Pantastico
  • Picnic*
Crystal Pite
  • Emergence
  • Plot Point
Alexei Ratmansky
  • Pictures at an Exhibition
Kent Stowell
  • Carmina Burana
  • Swan Lake (Benno, Spanish Dance)
Price Suddarth
  • The Intermission Project*
  • Signature
Twyla Tharp
  • Afternoon Ball
Christopher Wheeldon
  • Tide Harmonic

* Originated role