Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Lindsi Dec Announces Retirement

Lindsi Dec bows after performing Crystal Pite’s Emergence, photo © Angela Sterling.

Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and principal dancer Lindsi Dec have announced that Ms. Dec has decided to retire. Ms. Dec joined PNB as an […]

PNB Principal Dancer Sarah Ricard Orza Announces Retirement

Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Sarah Ricard Orza has announced that she has decided to retire after 13 years with the company. Ms. Orza joined PNB as a member of the corps de ballet in 2007; she was promoted to soloist in 2010 and principal dancer in 2017. Ms. Orza will focus her […]

Ballet Evolved

Royal Opera House in London, England has created a series of 15 educational dance videos called Ballet Evolved. The series is hosted by former Ballet Mistriss Ursula Hageli and feature demonstrations by dancers from The Royal Ballet.

We’ve chosen a few favorites to feature! Check out the rest of […]

Best of the PNB Blog

We cover a lot of different things here on the PNB Blog ranging from dancer announcements, behind the scenes peeks at our rehearsals, tours, and costume shop, fun facts about PNB repertoire, and our tips for visiting us with kids and making the most of PNB’s Summer Course. That’s […]

Shop Small with the PNB Family

Doing more online shopping lately? Many members of our PNB family have small businesses and projects outside of PNB ranging from dance wear to skin care to ice cream. We put them all in one place for you!

What Seattle small businesses are your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

Balanchine Foundation Interviews

The Balanchine Foundation has conducted recorded interviews with dancers and stagers of Balanchine’s works like Maria Tallchief, Suzanne Farrell, Arthur Mitchell, Patricia Wilde, and more. The Balanchine Foundation’s YouTube Channel is a seemingly bottomless resource of amazing interviews. Below are just a few videos from The Balanchine Foundation about […]

Jackson Cooper’s Top 10 Movie Dance Moments

While our staff and dancers work from home, our Major Gifts Officer Jackson Cooper has found this time to catch up on his second favorite thing: movies (PNB will always be his first!). Here, Jackson shares his favorite dance moments in movie musicals.

Since performances at PNB are at a […]

One Thousand Pieces: Q & A with Music Librarian Mona Butler

Mona Butler has been a bassoonist in Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra since the orchestra was founded in 1989, and PNB’s Music Librarian since the position was created in 1996. Marketing Assistant Maris Antolin sat down with Mona in late February to talk about what a Music Librarian does, the years-long process of putting […]

A Message from Peter Boal

Dear Friends,

I have always enjoyed writing these notes to all of you before each program. Ordinarily, I share surprising facts and humorous anecdotes. A week ago, I might have mentioned our orchestra’s mastery of Philip Glass’ score, or the colossal scale of John Otto’s set that takes 45 minutes […]

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