PNB School Faculty Spotlight: Meg Potter

This month’s PNB School Spotlight features PNB School Assistant Principal Meg Potter!

Meg Potter is originally from Metuchen, NJ, and trained on scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC. She danced with Joffrey II Dancers, then joined American Ballet Theatre under the direction of Mikhail Baryshnikov.  After relocating to the […]

Rep 1 Casting and Program Notes

Dances at a Gathering
Opening Solo


Music: Frederic Chopin (Mazurka, Op. 63, no. 3. 1846)
Choreography: Jerome Robbins
Staging: Philip Neal & Jenifer Ringer
Costume Design: Joe Eula
Lighting Design: Jennifer Tipton, recreated by Randall G. Chiarelli


Director’s Notes: Carmina Burana + Agon

Lindsi Dec and PNB Company dancers in Carmina Burana © Angela Sterling.

You never forget the opening moment of Kent Stowell’s Carmina Burana. Even wildly enthusiastic applause can’t drown out the 70 voices of the Pacific Lutheran University Choral Union or the first crashing notes played with authority […]

Our Favorite Balanchine Quotes for His 115th Birthday

Our Favorite Balanchine Quotes for His 115th Birthday

Everyone knows George Balanchine the choreographer, and George Balanchine the founder of New York City Ballet. How about Balanchine the wordsmith?

An iconic figure in 20th century dance, the Russian-born son of a composer shaped our current vision of […]

Former DanceChance student stages PNB’s latest premiere

We’re so lucky to welcome artists from all over the world to PNB’s studios to stage ballets. Each ballet requires a stager, the artist who teaches the steps, timing, and intention of a ballet on behalf of the choreographer.

For our upcoming mixed bill EMERGENCE, RAkU choreographer Yuri […]

Director’s Notebook: Swan Lake

by Artistic Director Peter Boal

Ask anyone to name two ballets they have seen. I’m willing to bet Nutcracker would come first, Swan Lake second. We agree. Swan Lake is the second-most-attended ballet in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s history.

If Nutcracker is the gateway to the world […]

PNB Dancer Kylee Kitchens to Retire at the End of the 2015-2016 Season


SEATTLE, WA–Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and soloist Kylee Kitchens have announced that Ms. Kitchens will retire at the end of PNB’s 2015-2016 season. Ms. Kitchens has been with Pacific Northwest Ballet since her first Pacific […]

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