Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan | Principal2024-04-10T11:36:48-07:00


Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan (she/her) is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She studied on scholarship at the Rock School for Dance Education, Metropolitan Ballet Academy, and the School of Pennsylvania Ballet; she attended summer courses at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Ellison Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, the School of American Ballet, the School of Pennsylvania Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. Sarah-Gabrielle joined Pennsylvania Ballet II in 2014 and joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2016 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2017 and soloist in 2021 and principal in 2023.

Sarah-Gabrielle has performed as a guest artist at Shut Up & Dance in collaboration with MANNA, Chop Shop Contemporary Dance Festival, and the Seattle International Dance Festival. In 2021, she performed for Matthew Neenan’s residency at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, South Dakota Ballet, and Ballet Sun Valley. She was named as one of Dance Magazine’s On the Rise in 2018 and was on the March 2021 cover of Pointe Magazine.

In 2020, Sarah-Gabrielle choreographed Before You Know It for PNB’S NEXT STEP to music by PNB’s violist Alex Grimes and Solo commissioned by Gonzaga University Dance Program and Department of Theatre and Dance.

In addition to her dance work, Sarah-Gabrielle earned a certificate for Management of Successful Arts and Cultural Organizations from the DeVos Institute of Arts Management and is the Vice-Chair of Community Engagement for the Moulin Belle Arts Residency in Périgord, France.

Featured & Leading Roles

George Balanchine

Allegro Brillante
The Nutcracker

(Sugar Plum Fairy, Dewdrop, Coffee, Marzipan, Hot Chocolate)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

(Butterfly, Hermia)


Peter Boal


(Giselle, Peasant Pas)

Alejandro Cerrudo

Little mortal jump
One Thousand Pieces
Silent Ghost

Kyle Davis

Sylvia Pas de Deux

David Dawson

Empire Noir

Ulysses Dove

Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven

Alexander Ekman


William Forsythe

New Suite
One Flat Thing, reproduced

Ronald Hynd

The Sleeping Beauty

(Fairy of Temperament, Blue Bird pas de deux)

Jiří Kylián

Petite Mort
Sechs Tänze (Six Dances)

Jessica Lang

Ghost Variations

Edwaard Liang

The Veil Between Worlds

Justin Peck

The Times Are Racing

Miles Pertl

Wash of Gray

Crystal Pite

Plot Point
The Seasons’ Canon

Alexei Ratmansky

Wartime Elegy

Jerome Robbins

West Side Story Suite


Eva Stone


Kent Stowell

Carmina Burana

(Spring, Summer, Columbine)

Swan Lake

(Czardas, Pas de Trois, Neapolitan Dance)

Twyla Tharp

Brief Fling
Waiting at the Station

Original Roles

Donald Byrd

Love and Loss

Kyle Davis

A Dark and Lonely Space

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa


Amanda Morgan

This Space Left Intentionally Blank

Matthew Neenan


Noelani Pantastico


Kiyon Ross

…throes of increasing wonder

Ezra Thomson

The Perpetual State

PNB Dancers Partner with Local Seattle Businesses for Spring Spark

April 29th, 2024|Life at PNB|

PNB dancers are partnering with some of Seattle’s best distilleries and favorite dessert shops to create all-new creations for Spring Spark! At this unique event, guests will sample these creations and vote on their favorite while enjoying hearty appetizers from Kristi Brown of That Brown Girl Cooks. Read on to learn more about Spring Spark, the event collaborators, and their delicious creations!

Dancer Promotions! Clara Ruf Maldonado, Kuu Sakuragi, and Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan

November 3rd, 2023|Dancer Announcements, Dancers, Life at PNB|

Before the curtain-raiser performance of Alexei Ratmansky’s Wartime Elegy on opening night of LOVE & LOSS, Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and Associate Artistic Director Kiyon Ross announced to the audience that corps de ballet dancers Clara Ruf Maldonado and Kuu Sakuragi have been promoted Soloists, and Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan has been promoted to Principal dancer.

Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month at PNB

October 10th, 2023|Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (I.D.E.A.), Life at PNB, Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff|

Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month at PNB Written and compiled by PNB Company dancer Amanda Morgan Foreword As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, I found it important to highlight the many Latine artists that help make Pacific Northwest Ballet what it is. We range from being onstage to [...]

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