Photo Retrospective: PNB Celebrates Principal Dancer Kaori Nakamura

This spring, Pacific Northwest Ballet celebrates the conclusion of principal dancer Kaori Nakamura’s brilliant, 17-year career with the Company. Ms. Nakamura will retire from performing in June of 2014 and join PNB School’s distinguished faculty. With over 40 lead roles to her name and guest appearances worldwide, her accomplishments and contributions to the art […]

Press Release: Principal Dancer Kaori Nakamura to Retire at End of the 2013-2014 Season

SEATTLE, WA—Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced that principal dancer Kaori Nakamura will retire from performing at the end of PNB’s 2013-2014 season. Ms. Nakamura joined PNB as a soloist in 1997 and was promoted to principal in 1998.  Following her retirement, Ms. Nakamura will be joining the faculty of PNB […]

Tell the Tale: The Sleeping Beauty

Each moment of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s production of The Sleeping Beauty faithfully portrays the beloved fairy tale with grand classical ballet, Tchaikovsky’s treasured music, magnificent sets, and exquisite costumes. Delivering this February’s most perfect Valentine, The Sleeping Beauty at PNB promises a complete happily-ever-after experience for all ages.

Prologue – The Christening
In the fairytale […]

2014-01-17T23:16:00-08:00January 17th, 2014|Categories: Performances, Tell the Tale|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Press Release: Pacific Northwest Ballet Appoints Ellen Walker as incoming Executive Director


PNB Appoints Ellen Walker as incoming Executive Director

Seattle, WA – Aya Hamilton, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Pacific Northwest Ballet and Chair of the Executive Search Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Ellen Walker to the […]

2014-01-17T00:31:00-08:00January 17th, 2014|Categories: Life at PNB, Performances|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Local Color: Painting Sets for a New Giselle

We’ve all noticed the shift: from artisanal breads and cheeses to homemade cider and chickens in backyards, what’s old is new again. Here in Seattle, urban farming is chic. And, at least at PNB, the old-world way of hand-painting large scenery (AKA “drops”) has never gone out of style. Nearly every set piece you see […]

2014-01-15T19:05:00-08:00January 15th, 2014|Categories: Performances|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Q&A: Eric Hipolito Jr., From Party Boy to Prince

Corps de ballet dancer Eric Hipolito Jr. recently fulfilled a lifelong dream when he made his debut as the Nutcracker Prince in PNB’s Stowell & Sendak Nutcracker. A graduate of PNB’s DanceChance program, Eric has been performing in Nutcracker since he was small enough to play a Party Boy in Act 1. Given Eric’s unique […]

Ballerina Book Club: Carrie Imler’s Favorite Reads

Ballerina Book Club: Carrie Imler’s Favorite Reads

Principal dancer Carrie Imler’s fouettes in Act 3 of Swan Lake are legendary. But what does she do to unwind? She reads. We recently asked Carrie to share a list of some of her favorite books with us and this is […]

From the Wings: Rehearsal Director Otto Neubert

Imagine this: A large studio filled with young children auditioning for PNB’s Nutcracker. Adults sit behind a table at the front of the studio talking quietly with their lists of numbers and names, pencils and notepads. Groups of students are led across the floor doing various steps until, suddenly, one young girl trips […]

Peter Boal on Crystal Pite’s Emergence

Peter Boal on Crystal Pite’s Emergence

I expect there will be a great deal of discussion about Crystal Pite’s Emergence this week, and I thought I might kick it off by offering my perspective on the work. Not since programming William Forsythe’s One Flat Thing, reproduced, have I seen such a polarizing and thought-provoking […]

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