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In the News2018-02-02T10:15:08+00:00
Pacific Northwest Ballet news and feature articles plus performance previews and reviews.

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DIRECTOR’S CHOICE, March 17-26, 2017

PNB’s “Director’s Choice” a tasteful menu, served slightly out of order, The Seattle Times, March 26, 2017
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Director’s Choice Showcases Energy, Technique and Artistry, KCTS-9, March 23, 2017
A Triple Treat at PNB, Seattle PI, March 20, 2017
New Adventures in Dance at Pacific Northwest Ballet, The SunBreak, March 19, 2017

Cendrillon, February 3-12, 2017

Cendrillon, Edge Media Network, February 6, 2017
At Pacific Northwest Ballet, a ‘Cendrillon’ touched by magic, The Seattle Times, February 6, 2017
Gilded Magic in PNB’s Cendrillon, SeattleDances, February 7, 2017

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, November 25-December 28, 2016

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Second Year of Balanchine’s ‘Nutcracker’ Adds Even More Goodness, Seattle Weekly, November 30, 2016
A Perpetual Holiday Delight at Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle P-I, November 28, 2016
Experience the Magic of the Holidays at PNB’s ‘The Nutcracker’, KCTS-9, November 28, 2016
Review: A ‘Nutcracker’ to remember opens holiday run, The Seattle Times, November 28, 2016
Seattle Loves ‘Nutcracker,’ the Ballet that Adds Coffee to Balanchine, The SunBreak, November 28, 2016
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker: Trading Tutus, CriticalDance, November 25, 2016

BRIEF FLING, November 4-13, 2016

Ballet Goes Modern, City Arts, November 8, 2016
Pacific Northwest Ballet Shows Sophistication and Flair, Broadway World, November 9, 2016
PNB’s ‘Brief Fling’ does great job of honoring global influences of ballet, Queen Anne & Magnolia News, November 9, 2016
PNB’s ‘Brief Fling’ leaves a lasting impression
, The Seattle Times, November 8, 2016
Sunday Best: Isaac Mizrahi does ballet, The Seattle Times, November 6, 2016
PNB’s ‘Brief Fling’ Is A Stirring Departure From the Structures of Classical Ballet, KCTS-9, November 7, 2016
A Perfect Blend of Music and Dance at Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle P-I, November 7, 2016
Tharp, Kilian, and Balanchine in a ‘Brief Fling’ at PNB, The SunBreak, November 7, 2016

TRICOLORE, September 23–October 2, 2016

Pacific Northwest Ballet says bonsoir to new season with energetic opening night, The Seattle Times, September 24, 2016
Ballet Returns to Its French Origins at PNB’s Excellent ‘Tricolore’, Seattle Weekly, September 28, 2016
TRICOLORE at PNB: Athletic, French, Minimal to the Max, The Stranger, September 28, 2016
TRICOLORE, Crosscut, September 29, 2016
Tutus galore tonight but not the rest of the season, Seattle Theater + Dance, September 30, 2016
And Three Cheers for PNB’s TRICOLORE, Heed the Hedonist, September 29, 2016

AMERICAN STORIES, June 3–12, 2016

Three ballets tell compelling ‘American Stories’ during Pacific Northwest Ballet’s closing season program, The Seattle Times, June 6, 2016
American Stories, EdgeMedia, June 6, 2016
PNB Thrills in an All-American program, Seattle P-I, June 6, 2016
From Balanchine to Tharp, an All-American Showcase Shines at PNB, The SunBreak, June 4, 2016

Coppélia, April 15–24, 2016

Pacific Northwest Ballet Doesn’t Toy Around in Its Virtuoso Production of Coppélia, Seattle Weekly, April 19, 2016
PNB brings freshness with modern Coppélia, Queen Anne/Magnolia News, April 19, 2016
The dainty confection of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s ‘Coppélia’, The Seattle Times, April 18, 2016
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Coppélia: A Perfect Spring Romp, KCTS-9, April 18, 2016
A Can’t-Miss ‘Coppélia’ Dances into McCaw Hall, The SunBreak, April 16, 2016
Coppélia – Pacific Northwest Ballet,, April 16, 2016

DIRECTOR’S CHOICE, March 18—27, 2016

PNB’s “Director’s Choice” is an astonishing program of dance, Seattle Gay News, March 25, 2016
Two Perfect PNB Performances That End This Easter Weekend, Heed the Hedonist, March 24, 2016
Ballet, cubed: Alejandro Cerrudo choreographs around whirling black boxes for PNB’s ‘Director’s Choice’, The Seattle Times, March 21, 2016
Pacific Northwest Ballet Refreshes Past Works in the Latest ‘Director’s Choice’, Seattle Weekly, March 22, 2016
The Director Chose Well in PNB’s Latest Performance, KCTS-9, March 22, 2016
When choreographers are among dancers: Peck/Cerrudo/Gibson at PNB, Bachtrack, March 21, 2016
PNB’s “Director’s Choice” Will Keep You on the Edge of Your Seat, The Sunbreak, March 19, 2016

Roméo et Juliette, February 5—14, 2016

The Perfect Valentine: PNB’s Heartwrenching Roméo et Juliette, Vanguard Seattle, February 11, 2016
With ‘Roméo et Juliette,’ Pacific Northwest Ballet Illuminates a Well-Worn Tale, Seattle Weekly, February 10, 2016
R et J’s Exhilarating Tragedy, SeattleDances, February 10, 2016
Soaring, Emotional, Tragic: PNB’s ‘Romeo et Juliette’ Is the Perfect Ballet for Teens, ParentMap, February 10, 2016
Melt Into a Modern ‘Roméo et Juliette’, City Arts, February 10, 2016
PNB’s Latest – Roméo et Juliette – Pure Perfection, Heed the Hedonist, February 9, 2016
Yearning made flesh in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s “Roméo et Juliette”, The Seattle Times, February 8, 2016
Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette at Pacific Northwest Ballet, BachTrack, February 8, 2016
PNB Dazzles Without Sequins in Maillot’s ‘Roméo et Juliette’, KCTS-9, February 8, 2016
Maillot’s “Romeo et Juliette” Mesmerizes Once More at PNB, The SunBreak, February 6, 2016

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, November 27—December 28, 2015

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s The Nutcracker offers a visually stunning return to childhood, The Vancouver (B.C.) Sun, December 16, 2015
All Sugar and Sweetness in PNB’s New “Nutcracker”, Vanguard Seattle, December 12, 2015
‘George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker’ Review, The Wall Street Journal, December 8, 2015
PNB Offers New Flavor of Nutcracker, SeattleDances, December 3, 2015
Pacific Northwest Ballet combines Balanchine, Falconer for a kids’-eye-view “Nutcracker”, The Olympian, December 3, 2015
Measuring the Magic of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s New ‘Nutcracker’, ParentMap, December 2, 2015
Out of the Shadows, CityArts, December 1, 2015
Savoring Sweetness and Light-footedness at PNB’s New ‘Nutcracker’, The SunBreak, December 1, 2015
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s debut of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Bachtrack, November 30, 2015
What’s old is new again: Pacific Northwest Ballet in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, CriticalDance, November 28, 2015
PNB’s Balanchine ‘Nutcracker’ is a glorious, colorful celebration of winter, Seattle’s Child, November 28, 2015
PNB unveils Seattle’s new, brighter ‘Nutcracker’, The Seattle’s Times, November 28, 2015

EMERGENCE, November 6—15, 2015

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Emergence; A Brilliant Display of Talent and Grace, Huffington Post, November 13, 2015
PNB’s Emerging Contemporary Edge, Seattle Dances, November 11, 2015
Ballet Boring? No Way! Check Out Its Contemporary Evolution in Emergence, Heed the Hedonist, November 11, 2015
Pacific Northwest Ballet – Emergence, Bachtrack, November 10, 2015
“Emergence” Reigns Supreme, City Arts, November 9, 2015
PNB comes up with ‘new ways of dancing’ with ‘Emergence’, Queen Anne-Magnolia News, November 9, 2015
From minimalism to violence, a triumphant program at Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Seattle Times, November 9, 2015
Unutterable Originality: Pite’s “Emergence” and Lang’s “The Calling” at PNB, The SunBreak, November 8, 2015

SEE THE MUSIC, September 25—October 4, 2015

PNB’s “See the Music” Is a Surprise Hit for Kids, ParentMap, September 30, 2015
Depth and Breadth at PNB Season Opener, Seattle Dances, September 30, 2015
PNB’s Season Opener Offers Sirens and Slapstick, Seattle Weekly, September 29, 2015
“Tide Harmonic” still wows at PNB, The Seattle Times, September 28, 2015
Pacific Northwest Ballet – See the Music, Bachtrack, September 28, 2015
Only Four More Chances to See the Music at PNB, Heed the Hedonist, September 28, 2015
PNB Shows Off Versatility in “See the Music”, The SunBreak, September 26, 2015

CARMINA BURANA, May 29—June 7, 2015

A Study in Density at PNB, Seattle Dances, June 4, 2015
Pacific Northwest Ballet: Carmina Burana and Concerto DSCH, Bachtrack, June 2, 2015
Only Four Performances Left to See the Jovial Concerto DSCH and the Solemn Carmina Burana, Heed the Hedonist, June 2, 2015
PNB’s “Carmina Burana” is “big, bold”, Queen Anne-Magnolia News, June 2, 2015
Alexei Ratmansky’s “Concerto DSCH” Dazzles Once More, Seattle PI, June 2, 2015
A night of contrasts at PNB: “Carmina Burana” and “Concerto DSCH”, The Seattle Times, June 1, 2015
Concerto charms while Carmina seduces audience,, May 31, 2015

Swan Lake, April 10—19, 2015

A Exquisite Final Flight for Körbes, Seattle Dances, Apr 16, 2015
Searching For Swans…,, Apr 16, 2015
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Swan Lake retains the old classic in modern times, Bachtrack, Apr 14, 2015
Carla Körbes Dances Her Last “Swan Lake”, City Arts, Apr 14, 2015
The Superbly Scintillating Swan Lake, Heed the Hedonist, Apr 14, 2015
Birds of a Feather: PNB’s Latest Staging of Swan Lake, Seattle Weekly, Apr 14, 2015
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s “Swan Lake”: Beauty takes flight, The Seattle Times, Apr 13, 2015
Everything is Beautiful at Swan Lake, Seattle PI, Apr 13, 2015
One of the finest performances of Swan Lake that I’ve seen, The SunBreak, Apr 11, 2015


A Vertiginous Thrill Indeed, Seattle Dances, Mar 18, 2015
The Vertiginous Thrill of Forsythe: A Must-See Stress Test at PNB, Seattle Weekly, Mar 17, 2015
PNB’s “Forsythe” showcases choreographer’s brilliance, Queen Anne & Magnolia News, Mar 17, 2015
The Pacific Northwest Ballet experiences the Vertiginous Thrill of Forsythe, The Bachtrack, Mar 16, 2015
Dancemaker William Forsythe gives PNB audience a “Thrill”, The Seattle Times, Mar 16, 2015
An Endless Thrill of Exactitude at PNB, Seattle PI, Mar 16, 2015
The Vertiginous Thrill of Forsythe, City Arts, Mar 16, 2015
PNB Thrills Dance Lovers, Mode, Mar 15, 2015
The Vertiginous Thrill of Forsythia, Critical Dance, Mar 14, 2015
“Totally, Imaginatively Original”: The Forsythe Showcase at PNB, The SunBreak, Mar 14, 2015

Don Quixote, Jan 30—Feb 8, 2015

A Parent’s Review: PNB’s Don Quixote, Seattle’s Child, Feb 3, 2015
Bravado and Bliss in “Don Quixote”, City Arts, Feb 3, 2015
PNB’s “Don Quixote” not just any storybook ballet, Queen Anne & Magnolia News, Feb 3, 2015
What Becomes a Legend Most? Alexei Ratmansky’s “Don Quixote”, Seattle PI, Feb 2, 2015
Don Quixote, EDGE Seattle, Feb 2, 2015
PNB’s ‘Don Quixote’: Catch Carla Körbes while you can, The Seattle Times, Feb 2, 2015
A Superb Reprise of “Don Quixote” at PNB, The SunBreak, Jan 31, 2014

Nutcracker, Nov 28—Dec 28, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Nutcracker, Critical Dance, Dec 5, 2014
Last run of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Stowell-Sendak “Nutcracker” lives up to 32-year history, The [Tacoma] News Tribune, Dec 2, 2014
PNB’s “Nutcracker” comes to life – for one final season, The Seattle Times, Dec 1, 2014

DIRECTOR’S CHOICE, Nov 7—16, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s ‘Director’s Choice’ brings the best and brightest to Seattle, Seattle Gay News, Nov 14, 2014
Dazzling Displays in Director’s Choice, SeattleDances, Nov 12, 2014
Opening Nights: Director’s Choice at PNB, Seattle Weekly, Nov 11, 2014
PNB fascinates audience with ‘Director’s Choice’, Queen Anne & Magnolia News, Nov 11, 2014
Pacific Northwest Ballet: Director’s Choice, City Arts, Nov 10, 2014
‘Debonair’: Justin Peck’s ode to love premieres at PNB, The Seattle Times, Nov 10, 2014
A Million Kisses and More, Critical Dance, Nov 8, 2014

Jewels, Sep 26—Oct 5, 2014

Original Balanchine Stars Help Turn Much-Loved ‘Jewels’ Into Heirlooms, The New York Times, Oct 7, 2014
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s “Jewels” Shines Brighter Than Ever, Class Act Tutu, Oct 1, 2014
Shining Bright, Teen Tix, Oct 3, 2014
PNB Displays Its Crown Jewels, SeattleDances, Sep 30, 2014
Opening Nights: Jewels at PNB, Seattle Weekly, Sep 30, 2014
PNB’s “Jewels” Dazzle Once Again, Seattle PI, Sep 29, 2014
George Balanchine’s “Jewels”, Edge Seattle, Sep 29, 2014
Jewels at PNB, The SunBreak, Sep 29, 2014
Dancers shine in PNB’s “Jewels”, The Seattle Times, Sep 29, 2014
Balanchine’s Jewels Glimmer On, Heed the Hedonist, Sep 29, 2014