Choreographing Andrew Bartee

“I was always bossy,” says Andrew Bartee, though you’d never know it from his modest, playful persona. The oldest of four kids, he “always had an urge to put something on—plays, variety or talent shows, gymnastic routines.”  His first experience of choreographing was in a class at Kirkland’s International School of Ballet, where he “liked […]

A peek behind the scenes with Paul Gibson

by Sarah Ricard Orza

When Kent Stowell and Francia Russell offered principal dancer Paul Gibson the position of Assistant Ballet Master during their last year as artistic directors of Pacific Northwest Ballet, Paul’s answer was a no-brainer. A self-motivator and perfectionist from a young age, he was well aware that […]

2013-03-12T22:08:00-07:00March 12th, 2013|Categories: Choreographers, Performances|Tags: , |1 Comment

All Premiere Insights: Andrew Bartee on Choreographing

My Creative Process
I recently had the realization that I have been working on my piece for ALL PREMIERE for almost a year. I wish that I had realized sooner what a luxury that amount of time was. Not that I misused the time I had, but as opening night draws nearer I’m caring even more about developing […]

All Premiere Insights: Margaret Mullin, Lost in Light choreographer

Let’s talk a little about your creative process. What is the impetus for this work?

My inspiration for this piece is the recent passing of a family friend. It started as a story ballet of sorts, with a clear narrative element. As I choreographed it became a healing process — […]

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