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PNB Soloist Joshua Grant Announces Retirement at End of 2021-22 Season

SEATTLE, WA — Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist Joshua Grant has announced that after a 21-year dancing career, the majority spent at PNB, he has decided to retire at the end of the 2021-2022 season. Joshua attended Pacific Northwest Ballet School, joined PNB as an apprentice in 2001, and was promoted to corps de […]

PNB Principal Dancer Noelani Pantastico Announces Retirement

SEATTLE, WA — Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Noelani Pantastico has announced that after a 25-year dancing career, she is retiring to accept a position on the faculty of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB). Pantastico trained at CPYB before being hired at PNB in 1997. She was promoted to soloist in 2001 and […]

PNB Dancer Kylee Kitchens to Retire at the End of the 2015-2016 Season

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SEATTLE, WA–Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and soloist Kylee Kitchens have announced that Ms. Kitchens will retire at the end of PNB’s 2015-2016 season. Ms. Kitchens has been with Pacific Northwest Ballet since her first Pacific […]

2016-04-08T20:14:09-07:00April 8th, 2016|Categories: Dancer Announcements, Life at PNB, PNB School|Tags: , , |Comments Off on PNB Dancer Kylee Kitchens to Retire at the End of the 2015-2016 Season

PNB Dancer Jessika Anspach to Retire at End of the 2015-2016 Season

Long-time corps de ballet dancer grew up through the PNB School. Final performances in Coppélia, AMERICAN STORIES, and Season Encore.

Jessika Anspach. Photo by Lindsay Thomas.

SEATTLE, WA — Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and corps de ballet […]

2016-04-05T23:42:02-07:00April 5th, 2016|Categories: Dancer Announcements, Dancers, PNB School|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on PNB Dancer Jessika Anspach to Retire at End of the 2015-2016 Season

New Hires: 5 Corps de Ballet & 3 Apprentices

Blog by PNB Dancer Cecilia Iliesiu.

Just as I am one of PNB’s New Hires this year, I am thrilled to introduce the other new faces to the company this 2015/16 Season. I am sure I can speak for us all that we are incredibly excited to part of this supportive family of dancers, artistic staff […]

2016-03-30T11:00:40-07:00March 30th, 2016|Categories: Dancer Announcements|Tags: , |Comments Off on New Hires: 5 Corps de Ballet & 3 Apprentices

Principal Dancer Maria Chapman Announces Retirement

SEATTLE, WA — Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and principal dancer Maria Chapman have announced that Ms. Chapman has decided to retire. Ms. Chapman joined PNB as an apprentice in 1995 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 1996, soloist in 2005, and principal in 2009.

“In […]

2015-11-17T16:44:24-08:00November 17th, 2015|Categories: Dancer Announcements, Life at PNB|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Principal Dancer Maria Chapman Announces Retirement

Where Are They Now? With Beila Ungar

It’s the last day of PNB School Summer Course!

This weekend, PNB School Summer Course students will head back to their home studios to incorporate what they’ve learned; a lucky few will return to PNB this fall as Professional Division students. To celebrate the end of […]

2015-08-07T12:01:28-07:00August 7th, 2015|Categories: Dancer Announcements, Life at PNB, PNB School|Tags: , |Comments Off on Where Are They Now? With Beila Ungar

PNB Says Farewell to Brittany Reid

Swan Lake marks Company member Brittany Reid’s final performances with Pacific Northwest Ballet. Ms. Reid is from Huntington Beach, California, and trained at the School of American Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2000. 

In her farewell, […]

Promotions: Jerome Tisserand & Leta Biasucci

Seattle, WA – Before the curtain rose on Pacific Northwest Ballet’s season-opening performance of George Balanchine’s Jewels, PNB Artistic Director Peter Boal made a special announcement to the audience. “It gives me great pleasure to announce two well-deserved promotions.” To hearty rounds of applause, Mr. Boal informed the audience that soloist Jerome Tisserand […]

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