Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan | Principal2024-01-04T12:26:05-08:00


Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan 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, soloist in 2021, and principal in 2023.

Sarah-Gabrielle has danced leading roles in George Balanchine’s Agon, Allegro Brillante, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Sugar Plum Fairy, Dewdrop, Coffee, Columbine, Marzipan, Hot Chocolate), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia, Butterfly), Rubies, and Tarantella; Alejandro Cerrudo’s Little Mortal Jump, One Thousand Pieces, and Silent Ghost; Peter Boal’s Giselle (Giselle, Peasant Pas); Kyle Davis’ Sylvia Pas de Deux; David Dawson’s Empire Noir; Ulysses Dove’s Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven; Alexander Ekman’s Cacti; William Forsythe’s New Suite and One Flat Thing, reproduced; Ronald Hynd’s The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Temperament, Blue Bird pas de deux); Jessica Lang’s Ghost Variations; Edwaard Liang’s The Veil Between Worlds; Penny Saunders’ Wonderland; Justin Peck’s The Times Are Racing; Miles Pertl’s Wash of Gray; Crystal Pite’s Emergence, Plot Point and The Seasons’ Canon; Alexei Ratmansky’s Wartime Elegy; Jerome Robbins’ West Side Story Suite (Maria); Eva Stone’s F O I L; Kent Stowell’s Carmina Burana, Cinderella (Spring, Summer, Columbine), and Swan Lake (Czardas, Pas de Trois, Neapolitan Dance); and Twyla Tharp’s Brief Fling and Waiting at the Station. She originated leading roles in Donald Byrd’s Love and Loss, Kyle Davis’ A Dark and Lonely Space, Amanda Morgan’s This Space Left Intentionally Blank, Matthew Neenan’s Bacchus, Noelani Pantastico’s Picnic, Anabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Khepri, Jessica Lang’s Let Me Mingle Tears With Thee, Kiyon Ross’ Throes of Increasing Wonder, and Ezra Thomson’s The Perpetual State.

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.

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 [...]

Promotions: Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan, Miles Pertl, & Elle Macy

November 5th, 2021|Dancer Announcements, Dancers, Life at PNB|

“It gives me tremendous pleasure to be able to promote three dancers in our company this evening.” Prior to the curtain going up for BEYOND BALLET, its second season repertory program, Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal announced to the audience that Soloist Elle Macy has been promoted to [...]

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