Rep 4: Boundless Artistic Director’s Notes
Rep 4: Boundless Artistic Director's Notes Ever wonder about the timeline for creating a new ballet? Famously Jerome Robbins took two years [...]
Q&A with Principal Dancer Angelica Generosa
The most rewarding part of being a dancer for me is to see the joy from the audience after shows. I want people to see that it’s a beautiful place to get away and to be part of an adventure.
Global Ballet Teachers: Cecilia Iliesiu Teaches in Accra, Ghana
PNB Principal dancer Cecilia Iliesiu is the Director of the organization Global Ballet Teachers, and recently travelled to Accra, Ghana. While there, Cecilia lead a Four-Day Teacher Workshop to inspire more connection between dance teachers around the world.
PNB by the Decades: Our “Far-Out” First Years
Alongside many other key Seattle organizations, we are celebrating our 50th anniversary at Pacific Northwest Ballet. Through the years, PNB has experienced a lot of twists and turns. Read on to see how we boogied through our first 10 years in the ‘70s!
Soloist Ezra Thomson on Why New Works Matter
PNB soloist Ezra Thomson is no stranger to New Works. His resume includes originating roles in works by Alejandro Cerrudo, Edwaard Liang, Robin Mineko Williams, Donald Byrd, several current PNB dancers and more. For BOUNDLESS, he’s taking on the role of stager for Jessica Lang’s Let Me Mingle Tears With Thee. So we got his perspective on New Works, PNB, and the upcoming Rep IV.
Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Lesley Rausch Announces Retirement
Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Lesley Rausch has announced that she will be retiring at the end of the 2022-23 season. Lesley joined PNB as a member of the corps de ballet in 2001. She was promoted to soloist in 2007 and principal in 2011. Lesley’s incredible 22-year career will be celebrated at the Season Encore Performance, Sunday, June 11, 2023 at McCaw Hall.
Q&A with Principal Dancer Kyle Davis
What is one role that holds special significance for you? Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The first time I was cast to learn the role of Oberon I was contemplating a change of career – I had lost my passion for dancing and performing.
Building a World Premiere with Jessica Lang
PNB is performing a world premiere at BOUNDLESS choreographed by audience favorite Jessica Lang: Let Me Mingle Tears With Thee. We asked her about choreography, costumes, music, and all the elements that make a PNB world premiere possible.
Q&A with Principal Dancer Leta Biasucci
What is the best advice that you've ever received? If you are ever in doubt about doing something generous- giving a compliment, writing a card, reaching out to someone- do it.