Recently, during a rare photo shoot in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s studios, the work of three exceptional artists–principal dancer Kaori Nakamura, costume designer Jérôme Kaplan, and photographer Angela Sterling–produced these striking images. 

The shoot was an ideal opportunity to showcase Kaori Nakamura’s artistry in anticipation of the conclusion of her brilliant, 17-year performing career with the Company at the end of this season. This June, Ms. Nakamura will be featured in the title role of Gisellewhich returns to the McCaw Hall stage with original sets and costumes by renowned designer Jérôme Kaplan. Mr. Kaplan, whose past work is already familiar to PNB audiences though Roméo et Juliette and Don Quixote, will complete a vision of this classic ballet that will be unique to Pacific Northwest Ballet.