Artistic Director’s Notes-Roméo et Juliette

The story of Roméo et Juliette offers many takeaways: humor, drama, tears, and passion, to name a few. From my first read of the play in Mr. Crosby’s seventh-grade classroom to a recent viewing of the new Steven Spielberg film version of West Side Story, I’ve enjoyed a lifetime of different perspectives. Now in my sixth […]

PNB Principal Dancer Noelani Pantastico Announces Retirement

SEATTLE, WA — Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Noelani Pantastico has announced that after a 25-year dancing career, she is retiring to accept a position on the faculty of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB). Pantastico trained at CPYB before being hired at PNB in 1997. She was promoted to soloist in 2001 and […]

Announcing Our 2021-2022 Season

Following a year that nobody wants to revisit anytime soon, Artistic Director Peter Boal has optimistically announced the line-up for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 49th season, running from September 2021 to June 2022. A love letter to PNB’s loyal fans, highlights of PNB’s return to the McCaw Hall stage include full-evening programs devoted to […]

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 […]

10 reasons you can’t miss PNB’s premiere of Cendrillon

A loving spirit returns to console wounded hearts and confront conceit in Cendrillon, a Cinderella love story from the creators of Roméo et Juliette. Find out more about this PNB premiere and get tickets now! Cendrillon is on stage at McCaw Hall February 3 through 12.

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Roméo et Juliette Timeline

In late January 2008, PNB became the first American company to perform Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette, with costumes and sets rented from Maillot’s Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo. In early 2012, PNB’s costume shop, under the direction of Larae Hascall, shop manager since 1987, began building the Company’s own production.  The inspiration for PNB’s first performance […]

Q&A: Noelani Pantastico

Noelani Pantastico. Photo by Linsday Thomas.

Noelani Pantastico is from Oahu, Hawaii. She trained at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and attended summer courses at Pacific Northwest Ballet School from 1994 to 1996. She joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice […]

Noelani Pantastico. Photo by Linsday Thomas.

Noelani Pantastico is from Oahu, Hawaii. She trained at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and attended summer courses at Pacific Northwest Ballet School from 1994 to 1996. She joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice […]

Roméo et Juliette with Lesley Rausch & Jerome Tisserand

A rare glimpse into the studio with Lesley Rausch and Jerome Tisserand as they prepare for Roméo et Juliette.

Photography © Angela Sterling.

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Roméo et Juliette with Noelani Pantastico & James Moore

A rare glimpse into the studio with Noelani Pantastico and James Moore as they prepare for Roméo et Juliette.

Photography © Angela Sterling.

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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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