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 […]

Principal Dancer Benjamin Griffiths to retire at the end of 2019-20 Season

Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and principal dancer Benjamin Griffiths have announced that Mr. Griffiths will retire at the end of PNB’s current season. Mr. Griffiths joined PNB as a corps de ballet dancer in 2005; he was promoted to soloist in 2008 and principal dancer in 2016. His career will […]

Director’s Notes: One Thousand Pieces

Recently, we made an exciting announcement: Alejandro Cerrudo will be PNB’s first Resident Choreographer. I’m a big fan of Alejandro’s work and hope you are, too. If you’re not, you may soon become one. One Thousand Pieces is the fourth Cerrudo work PNB has done in the last decade, following Memory Glow, Little […]

Announcing our 2019-2020 Season

Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced the line-up for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 47th season, running from September, 2019 to June, 2020. Highlights include George Balanchine’s masterful Agon on a double-bill with Kent Stowell’s powerhouse production of Carmina Burana; world premieres by local choreographers Donald Byrd, Eva Stone, and Miles Pertl; the return of […]

A message from Peter Boal on DIRECTOR’S CHOICE

With each Pacific Northwest Ballet production, Artistic Director Peter Boal creates a Director’s Notebook. We’re inspired today to bring you his latest editorial for DIRECTOR’S CHOICE, opening March 17.

Even though I try to steer clear of politics and a few other subjects because of divisiveness, in November of 2008, […]

NYC Tour: Contemporary Innovators

Blog by PNB Dancer Cecilia Iliesiu.

I know I am biased, but PNB knocked New York’s socks off the last two days with the Balanchine ProgramHowever, they don’t know what is coming their way with the next program – Contemporary Innovators.

On the Program —

NYC Tour: Day 1 Rehearsals

Yesterday (Tuesday) was our one-and-only full rehearsal day before our four-days of consecutive Dress Rehearsals & Performances coming up. Company dancers warmed-up and rehearsed in the beautiful City Center Studio 4. My schedule for yesterday was as follows:

  •  12-1:15a Warm-up class with PNB Ballet Master, Otto Neubert at City Center
  • 1:35-4:30 Rehearsals for the […]
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