Miles Pertl, Choreographer
Miles Pertl grew up in the Seattle area, and, after dancing professionally with Stuttgart Ballet in Germany and Het National Ballet in the Netherlands, is both excited and proud to be dancing with Pacific Northwest Ballet in the place he truly considers home. With a love of both dance and art, he has at long last teamed up with his sister to form SeaPertl Productions, an organization which seeks to merge both worlds and shine a spotlight on local talent. He adores all aspects of Seattle, but especially its people, and he’d love to chat with you over a beer sometime!
Jherek Bischoff, Composer
Pacific Northwest native Jherek Bischoff is a composer, arranger, producer, and multi-instrumental performer. His critically acclaimed albums include Cistern, Composed, and a co-release wtith Amanda Palmer, Strung Out In Heaven: A Bowie String Quartet Tribute. Bischoff
has collaborated with Kronos Quartet, David Byrne, Neil Gaiman, and Robert Wilson. He has performed in Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall, and renowned ensembles and orchestras around the globe have performed his work. This year, Bischoff premiered his first symphony and opera. He is currently scoring for theater, film, and television and releasing new music via Patreon.
Sydney M. Pertl, Scenic Designer
Sydney M. Pertl is a classically trained figure artist, part-time gallery curator, and full-time social activist working, living, and loving in Seattle. No matter how many times she leaves or moves away, the spirit and beauty of Seattle always calls her back home. She is thrilled to be working with all the amazing contributors for Locally Sourced, but especially with her brother, Miles Pertl, with whom she has formed SeaPertl Productions, an organization which seeks to showcase all the amazing dance and artistic talent Seattle has to offer! She attended Gage Academy of Art’s expressive atelier program, graduated from Lawrence University in 2012, and currently lives and works in Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts. Her artwork has been shown in galleries across the country, and can be seen at www.sydneympertl.com. @SydneyMPertl @SeaPertls
Eli Lara, Scenic Designer
Finding inspiration in the energy of the living psyche, Eli Lara is interested in capturing the forms and figures of the natural world in a tactile, visceral manner. When he paints, he does so in a gestural and spontaneous fashion, capturing the emotions and movements of the living form, in turn revealing the psyche of both the subject and the observer. Eli graduated in 2013 from the University of Washington School of Art with a BA in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts. His focus is drawing and painting. He currently lives and works out of the Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts in Pioneer Square. @EliNotLara
Maxfield Woodring, Scenic Designer
Maxfield Woodring is an artist living and working in Seattle. Under the name Max Badger, he has published Oak, a comic death-based fable for kids. As WXOMND, Max worked an art blog for five years, creating and destroying various bodies of digital work. His current work includes Minor Gods, the first of a two-part series to open in Seattle since the launch of Oak.
Patrick Stovall, Costume Designer
Patrick Stovall has an MFA in costume design from the Theatre School at DePaul University, Chicago. Previous work includes Hamlet for Annex Theatre, The Cherry Orchard for Theatre Schmeatre, and The School for Wives and Scotland Road for The Empty Space Theatre. He is currently in his eighteenth year as Wardrobe Assistant for the men’s corps for Pacific Northwest Ballet. He wishes to thank Mr. Pertl for convincing him to become a part of this wonderful project.
Reed Nakayama, Lighting Designer
Reed Nakayama was raised in Denver, Colorado. He began studying Theatrical Design at age 14 when he was accepted into the Stagecraft and Design department at the Denver School of the Arts. Upon graduating, he moved to Washington to study Lighting and Scenic Design, receiving a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Cornish College of the Arts in 2007. Since then, he has been designing for local companies. Mr. Nakayama joined PNB as a member of the stage crew in 2013 and was named Resident Lighting Design Coordinator in 2019. He has designed the lighting for Kyle Davis’ A Dark and Lonely Space and Ezra Thomson’s The Perpetual State, among other works.