Artistic Director’s Notes – Season Encore 2022

Doctor, nurse, social worker, scientist, esthetician, aerialist–just a few of the professions our dancers have embraced after retiring from the company. Emotions at PNB’s Season Encore run high as we recognize departing dancers for their myriad contributions to the company, while mourning the fact they will no longer perform for us again. But […]

PNB Soloist Joshua Grant Announces Retirement at End of 2021-22 Season

SEATTLE, WA — Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist Joshua Grant has announced that after a 21-year dancing career, the majority spent at PNB, he has decided to retire at the end of the 2021-2022 season. Joshua attended Pacific Northwest Ballet School, joined PNB as an apprentice in 2001, and was promoted to corps de […]

Season Encore message from Peter Boal & Ellen Walker

Dear Friends,

There were a few moments just over a year ago, when we looked at each other and wondered if PNB would survive the circumstances surrounding us – no dance, no music, no ballet […]

There were a few moments just over a year ago, when we looked at each other and wondered if PNB would survive the circumstances surrounding us – no dance, no music, no ballet […]

Dance Happens Everywhere Digital Season Encore

The culmination of our first-ever digital season, a celebration of departing dancers, and an enormous, heartfelt thank-you to our loyal patrons during this unprecedented past year, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Season Encore Performance bids adieu to a season like no other. Season Encore celebrates the careers […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Soloist Margaret Mullin to leave at the end of 2019-20 Season

Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist Margaret Mullin has announced that she will be leaving the company at the end of the 2019-2020 season, following a 12-year career with PNB. Ms. Mullin joined PNB as an apprentice in 2008, becoming a corps de ballet dancer in 2009. She was promoted to soloist in 2014, and […]

Rachel Foster to retire at the end of 2018-19 season

Pacific Northwest Ballet artistic director Peter Boal has announced that principal dancer Rachel Foster will retire at the end of the 2018-19 season. Ms. Foster joined PNB as a member of the corps de ballet in 2002. She was promoted to soloist in 2008 and principal in 2011.

Jonathan Porretta to retire at the end of 2018-19 season

Pacific Northwest Ballet artistic director Peter Boal and principal dancer Jonathan Porretta have announced that after a 20-year career with the Company, Mr. Porretta – one of PNB’s most beloved dancers since 1999 – will retire at the end of the 2018-19 season. Mr. Porretta’s acclaimed career will be celebrated at PNB’s Season Encore Performance on Sunday, June […]

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