Artistic Director’s Notes – Carmina Burana

Artistic Director’s Notes – Carmina Burana

Guess who’s turning fifty? Not me, that happened already. It’s PNB. In 1972, a small but committed group of extraordinary individuals envisioned a great classical ballet company based here in Seattle. Several years of blood, sweat, tears, and […]

Announcing our 2022/23 Season

Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced the line-up for PNB’s 50th Anniversary Season, running from September 2022 through June 2023. Highlights include six world premieres, a major PNB premiere from Crystal Pite, and story ballets Giselle and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as works by George Balanchine, Edwaard Liang, Penny Saunders, and PNB Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell.

Director’s Notebook: Rep 4

Language changes based on the times we are living in. New words are introduced. Words that used to mean one thing take on a whole new meaning. This past year has provided a watershed of new terms. Let’s start with “Zooming” and “Zoom fatigue” and “Zoom bombing” and then add double-masking, social distancing, […]

Announcing our 2020 – 2021 Season

Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced the line-up for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 48th season, running from September, 2020 to June, 2021. Highlights include George Balanchine’s dazzling Jewels, and Crystal Pite’s remarkable Emergence; world premieres by Jessica Lang and Alejandro Cerrudo; the return of the popular story ballets Roméo et Juliette and Coppélia; and […]

Behind the scenes at PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

On opening night of each repertory production, Artistic Director Peter Boal sends a note to PNB staff with a few bullet points about the show. Secrets are revealed, names are dropped, and questions are answered! We look forward to these behind-the-scenes notes as each production comes around the corner.

PICTURES AT […]

Director’s Notes: Pictures at an Exhibition

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION is a program of three PNB premieres: George Balanchine’s La Source, Jerome Robbins’ Opus 19/The Dreamer, and Alexei Ratmansky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Read on for PNB Artistic Director Peter Boal’s notes on the program, including his role as a stager for two of the pieces.

PNB Says Farewell to Brittany Reid

Swan Lake marks Company member Brittany Reid’s final performances with Pacific Northwest Ballet. Ms. Reid is from Huntington Beach, California, and trained at the School of American Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2000. 

In her farewell, […]

Peter Welcomes Don Quixote

Dear Friends,

Don Quixote is honestly one of the greatest productions PNB presents. It’s funny, heartwarming, visually stunning and full of the extraordinary dancing our audiences relish. We’ve been having a blast in the studio over the past several weeks and now we’re ready to bring you the fruits […]

Story Ballets in PNB’s History

Stories are the bridge between the public and the art form. We can’t get them to watch The Four Temperaments until we get them on that bridge. And I can do those stories in ways that haven’t been done before.

Kent Stowell in Mindy Aloff’s essay, Balanchine and Beyond, Melbourne International Festival of […]
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