Principal Dancer Maria Chapman Announces Retirement

SEATTLE, WA — Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and principal dancer Maria Chapman have announced that Ms. Chapman has decided to retire. Ms. Chapman joined PNB as an apprentice in 1995 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 1996, soloist in 2005, and principal in 2009.

“In […]

2015-11-17T16:44:24-08:00November 17th, 2015|Categories: Dancer Announcements, Life at PNB|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Principal Dancer Maria Chapman Announces Retirement

Where Are They Now? With Beila Ungar

It’s the last day of PNB School Summer Course!

This weekend, PNB School Summer Course students will head back to their home studios to incorporate what they’ve learned; a lucky few will return to PNB this fall as Professional Division students. To celebrate the end of […]

2015-08-07T12:01:28-07:00August 7th, 2015|Categories: Dancer Announcements, Life at PNB, PNB School|Tags: , |Comments Off on Where Are They Now? With Beila Ungar

Kent Stowell on the PNB Orchestra, Carmina Burana, and more

Pacific Northwest Ballet's Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell was instrumental in creating the PNB Orchestra; he recently sat down to share memories of the PNB Orchestra and his Carmina Burana.

2022-08-30T12:29:55-07:00May 26th, 2015|Categories: Performances, Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Kent Stowell on the PNB Orchestra, Carmina Burana, and more

What is NEXT STEP?

Pacific Northwest Ballet fosters young choreographers in an unique program called – NEXT STEP.

What is it?

NEXT STEP is where Company dancers rise as choreographers and PNB School’s Professional Division students take center stage in an all-premiere lineup of works created just for them.

2015-04-10T17:28:57-07:00April 10th, 2015|Categories: Next Step Choreographers, Performances, PNB School|Tags: , |Comments Off on What is NEXT STEP?

PNB Says Farewell to Brittany Reid

Swan Lake marks Company member Brittany Reid’s final performances with Pacific Northwest Ballet. Ms. Reid is from Huntington Beach, California, and trained at the School of American Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2000. 

In her farewell, […]

Q&A: Concertmaster Michael Jinsoo Lim

Violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim has served as Concertmaster of the PNB Orchestra since 2009; he is also co-founder of the award-winning Corigliano Quartet, performing at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, and the Kennedy Center. The ensemble’s CD, featuring works by John Corigliano was honored as one of The New Yorker’s Top […]

Peter Welcomes Don Quixote

Dear Friends,

Don Quixote is honestly one of the greatest productions PNB presents. It’s funny, heartwarming, visually stunning and full of the extraordinary dancing our audiences relish. We’ve been having a blast in the studio over the past several weeks and now we’re ready to bring you the fruits […]

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