Noelani Pantastico | Principal Dancer

Noelani Pantastico is from Oahu, Hawaii. She trained at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and attended summer courses at Pacific Northwest Ballet School from 1994 to 1996. She joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 1997. She was promoted to corps de ballet in 1998, soloist in 2001, and principal in 2004. In 2008, she left PNB to join Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo as a soloist and was promoted to first soloist in 2009. In 2015, Ms. Pantastico returned to PNB as a principal dancer.

In addition to her PNB repertory, Ms. Pantastico danced leading roles at Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Altro CantoLa BelleCendrillonChoréFaustMen’s Dance for WomenOpus 40Roméo et JulietteScheherazadeLe Songe, and Vers un Pays Sage; Marie Chouinard’s Body Remix; Alexander Eckman’s Rondo; Nicolo Fonte’s Quiet Bang; William Forsythe’s New Sleep; Emio Greco and Peter Scholten’s Le Corps du Ballet; Natalia Horeçna’s Tales Absurd, Fatalistic Visions Predominate; Johan Inger’s In Exact; Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort; Pontus Lidberg’s Summer’s Winter Shadow; Matjash Mrozewski’s Pavillon d’Armide; and Jeroen Verbruggen’s Kill Bambi. She originated roles in Maillot’s Casse-Noisette Compagnie and Lac.

Ms. Pantastico was featured in the BBC’s 1999 film version of PNB’s production of Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, filmed at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London. In 2004, she performed the second movement of Balanchine’s Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet as a guest artist for New York City Ballet’s Balanchine Centennial.

In 2017, Ms. Pantastico choreographed Picnic for Sculptured Dance, a collaboration between Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Art Museum presented at Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine
Ballet Imperial
Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet
Concerto Barocco
Coppélia (Swanilda, Spinner)
Divertimento No. 15
Duo Concertant
The Four Temperaments
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Sugar Plum Fairy, Coffee, Marzipan, Dewdrop)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Divertissement pas de deux, Hermia)
La Sonnambula
La Source
Square Dance
Stars and Stripes
Stravinsky Violin Concerto
Symphony in C
Symphony in Three Movements
Theme and Variations
La Valse
Who Cares?

Val Caniparoli
The Bridge
The Seasons

Alejandro Cerrudo
Little mortal jump
One Thousand Pieces
Silent Ghost

Kyle Davis
A Dark and Lonely Space*
Las Estrellas*

David Dawson
Empire Noir

Nacho Duato
Jardí Tancat

Dominique Dumais
Time and other Matter*

William Forsythe
In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
New Suite
One Flat Thing, reproduced

Paul Gibson
The Piano Dance*
Sense of Doubt*

Ronald Hynd
The Merry Widow (Valencienne)
The Sleeping Beauty (Princess Aurora, Queen)

Jessica Lang
Her Door to the Sky

Jean-Christophe Maillot
Cendrillon (Cinderella, Fairy/Mother)
Roméo et Juliette (Juliet)

Peter Martins
Fearful Symmetries

Benjamin Millepied

Mark Morris

Kevin O’Day

David Parsons

Justin Peck
Year of the Rabbit

Miles Pertl
Wash of Gray*

Kirk Peterson
Amazed in Burning Dreams

Marius Petipa
Esmeralda Pas de Deux

Crystal Pite
Plot Point

Yuri Possokhov
RAkU (Princess)

Victor Quijada
Suspension of Disbelief*

Alexei Ratmansky
Pictures at an Exhibition

Jerome Robbins
The Concert
Dances at a Gathering
Fancy Free
In the Night
Opus 19/The Dreamer
Other Dances
West Side Story Suite (Anita)

Eva Stone
F O I L*

Christopher Stowell
Quick Time*

Kent Stowell
Carmina Burana
Cinderella (Cinderella)
Coppélia (Swanilda)
Dual Lish*
Duo Fantasy
Hail to the Conquering Hero
Nutcracker (Clara, Flora)
Palacios Dances
Pas de Deux Campagnolo
Silver Lining
Swan Lake (Odette/Odile)
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (Juliet)

Susan Stroman
TAKE FIVE…More or Less*

Lynne Taylor-Corbett
The Ballad of You and Me
The Quilt

Glen Tetley

Twyla Tharp
Brief Fling
In the Upper Room
Nine Sinatra Songs
Waiting at the Station
Waterbaby Bagatelles

Christopher Wheeldon

Robyn Mineko Williams
The Trees The Trees*

* Originated role