PNB School & Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Collaboration

Forty or so lanky teenagers sat on the very lip of the stage peering over the edge to see forty or so young musicians playing a rousing rendition of John Philip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes from our vast orchestra pit. Awed expressions could be seen on the young dancers’ faces as timpanis pounded […]

Director’s Notebook: Coppélia

By now you’ve probably heard the old story about me and Coppélia. To do it justice, I’ll have to go back to 1948, when the New York City Ballet was born. That same year, my grandfather accepted a position working for the United Nations, causing my grandparents to relocate to New York. Watching […]

Principal Dancer Jeff Stanton on Coppélia

Working on Coppélia is a bit nostalgic for me, as it appears to be a marker of time in my life as a dancer. For starters, as a young child I remember listening to the album of Coppélia that my mother had. I remember the pictures of dancers on the album almost exactly. […]


I have been so excited for this rep! It’s so versatile with a combination of elegant, contemporary, innovative, and captivating ballets. There is something about being able to experience four completely different ballets that is just so satisfying. It has been a hard but invigorating rehearsal period. The variety of ballets in this […]

2009-11-05T00:09:00-08:00November 5th, 2009|Categories: Life at PNB, Performances|Tags: , |0 Comments
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