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 […]

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 […]

PNB Tour: Balanchine Program

Blog by PNB dancer Cecilia Iliesiu.

PNB’s opening night was magical! There had been a few rough rehearsals with tired bodies and swift musical tempos, but once that curtain went up Wednesday evening, we just danced!

My favorite moment of opening night performance was the curtain rising on George […]

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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