Posts about Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (I.D.E.A.) at Pacific Northwest Ballet

Promotion: Kiyon Ross to become Pacific Northwest Ballet’s new Associate Artistic Director.

Promotion: Kiyon Ross to become Pacific Northwest Ballet’s new Associate Artistic Director.

September 19, 2022, SEATTLE, WA – Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced that Kiyon Ross has been promoted to the position of Associate Artistic Director. Mr. […]

Celebrating Music and Heritage with Michael Jinsoo Lim

As part of PNB’s celebration of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) artists in our community, PNB’s concertmaster Michael Jinsoo Lim has written about his parents, his connections to music through them, and his professional journey to PNB. Below is the first essay of his two-part series for the PNB […]

Pay What You Can at the Ballet

Everyone could use a little ballet magic in their life, and we don’t want the cost of tickets to keep anyone from attending. To that end, February 10th marks the official start of Pay-What-You-Can Thursdays at PNB!

A limited number of tickets will be set aside every Thursday performance […]

Read Our American Stories

We asked friends to contribute their American stories for you, and you’ll find them all as posts on the PNB Blog {View the American Stories here.} They come from kids in our School, members of our Company, and leaders in our community. People tell their own and those of others or members […]

2016-05-26T19:35:33-07:00May 26th, 2016|Categories: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (I.D.E.A.), Performances|Tags: |Comments Off on Read Our American Stories

American Stories: Craig Big Eagle, IT Manager

My American story begins sometime near the end of the last glacial maximum, around 13,000-16,500 years ago, when my ancestors crossed the Beringian Land Bridge to Alaska. Or so Wikipedia tells me. So while your great- greats- made their way over on planes and boats, mine did it on foot. In the snow […]

2016-05-17T23:28:14-07:00May 17th, 2016|Categories: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (I.D.E.A.)|Tags: |Comments Off on American Stories: Craig Big Eagle, IT Manager

American Stories: Emma Love Suddarth, Company dancer

Blonde. Blue eyes. Fair skin. It doesn’t take an extensive examination of my family genealogy to guess what might make up my heritage—largely Scandinavian, more specifically, Swedish roots. My mother’s side is entirely, completely, 100% Swede—in fact, it […]

Blonde. Blue eyes. Fair skin. It doesn’t take an extensive examination of my family genealogy to guess what might make up my heritage—largely Scandinavian, more specifically, Swedish roots. My mother’s side is entirely, completely, 100% Swede—in fact, it […]

2016-05-16T22:34:52-07:00May 16th, 2016|Categories: Dancers, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (I.D.E.A.)|Tags: |Comments Off on American Stories: Emma Love Suddarth, Company dancer

American Stories: Dylan Wald, Company dancer

I remember clicking on what looked to be another ballet video on YouTube. This time though, the women were in black and the men in white. It was the first time I had seen a ballet like this. I was captivated by a male solo. I later learned it was Peter Boal in George Balanchine’s […]

2016-05-16T17:00:28-07:00May 16th, 2016|Categories: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (I.D.E.A.)|Tags: , , |Comments Off on American Stories: Dylan Wald, Company dancer

American Stories: Gary Tucker, PNB PR Manager

Gary Tucker

My mom’s paternal grandfather Leopold Koch came over from Czechoslovakia, where his last name was pronounced with a hard O and a guttural ch. But upon landing in “the new country,” he asked the Ellis Island immigration officer how he’d pronounce […]

2016-05-16T16:56:26-07:00May 16th, 2016|Categories: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (I.D.E.A.)|Tags: |Comments Off on American Stories: Gary Tucker, PNB PR Manager

American Stories: Laura Gilbreath Tisserand & Jerome Tisserand, Company dancers

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Jerome: I never excelled in English.  But that changed after spending five weeks at the Miami City Ballet summer program.  Luckily, ballet is a universal language, but I still found myself a bit lost outside of the studio.

2016-05-16T16:54:09-07:00May 16th, 2016|Categories: Dancers, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (I.D.E.A.)|Tags: |Comments Off on American Stories: Laura Gilbreath Tisserand & Jerome Tisserand, Company dancers
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