Miles Pertl | Soloist2023-10-02T12:58:28-07:00
PNB Dancer Miles Pertl


Miles Pertl (he/him) 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
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Cavalier, Mouse King, Hot Chocolate, Mother Ginger)
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Hoofer)

Donald Byrd

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

Noelani Pantastico

Crystal Pite
Plot Point

Alexei Ratmansky
Pictures at an Exhibition

Kent Stowell
Carmina Burana
Swan Lake (Benno, Spanish Dance)

Price Suddarth
The Intermission Project*

Twyla Tharp
Afternoon Ball

Christopher Wheeldon
Tide Harmonic

* Originated role

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