Recently, PNB School Level VIII student Mimi Heffernan carved out a few moments from her busy ballet schedule to chat with us about her PNB School experience, mentoring younger students, participating in Summer Course, and her favorite pointe shoe hacks.
This month the Pacific Northwest Ballet School Mentorship Program’s discussion topics focused on building confidence as young adults and aspiring dancers.
Major themes that emerged through our November sessions were:
- Hard work is admired in whatever field you are in.
- Re-learn to be a good dancer for yourself. […]
by Cecilia Iliesiu
Fellow dancer Amanda Morgan and I used our first chats with the five groups of students (covering Level 6-8, Int/Adv Men, PDs) to catch up with them since we last saw them in June, meeting some new faces as well. We asked them about their summers, what […]
In early 2020, PNB dancer Amanda Morgan made a suggestion to PNB’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (I.D.E.A.) Committee for a new mentorship program that would connect PNB School upper level students with PNB Company dancers. With the approval of Peter Boal and PNB School, Amanda and fellow Company dancer, Cecilia Iliesiu, spearheaded […]