Wondering if your children are old enough for The Nutcracker? Check out this guide.
By PNB Artistic Director Peter Boal
Pacific Northwest Ballet is a choreographer’s company. In some companies, that term might imply one choreographer creates the bulk of the repertoire. That’s not the case with PNB. We celebrate choreography, devoting resources, time, and energy to the creation of new dances and the […]
Originally from New York City, Mark Haim has been making dances and teaching dance for 35 years. He is creating a new work for NEXT STEP: OUTSIDE/IN on June 14, featuring PNB Principal dancer Noelani Pantastico and […]
A Midsummer (er… springtime?) Night’s Dream
by Jessika Anspach McEliece
The smell of sautéing onions wafted through the air as Classic FM streamed on my husband’s computer in our English flat (what the Brits call an apartment). All of a sudden, a familiar tune, Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony […]
Pacific Northwest Ballet artistic director Peter Boal has announced that principal dancer Rachel Foster will retire at the end of the 2018-19 season. Ms. Foster joined PNB as a member of the corps de ballet in 2002. She was promoted to soloist in 2008 and principal in 2011.
- PNB’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream was the first major story ballet by George Balanchine to be completely redesigned with the approval of The George Balanchine Trust.
2. The scenery and costumes, designed by Martin Pakledinaz, were influenced by 19th-century English and Italian Renaissance designs.
Ron Gatsby is a dancer, teaching artist, and choreographer based in Seattle. He is the Artistic Director/Choreographer of the Purple Lemonade, an artist collective which he founded in 2016. Ron’s work reflects a desire to create movement that makes queer art in general – and black art in particular – visible and […]