Meet the 2024 NEXT STEP Artists: Elle Macy/Dylan Wald

NEXT STEP provides opportunity, infrastructure, and support to grow tomorrow’s choreographic talent while providing a unique performance opportunity for PNB School's Professional Division dancers. Learn more about this exciting step in Elle Macy and Dylan Wald's creative journey below. 

2024-05-16T10:55:52-07:00May 16th, 2024|Categories: Next Step Choreographers, Performances, Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Meet the 2024 NEXT STEP Artists: Elle Macy/Dylan Wald

Meet the 2024 NEXT STEP Artist: Noah Martzall

NEXT STEP provides opportunity, infrastructure, and support to grow tomorrow’s choreographic talent while providing a unique performance opportunity for PNB School's Professional Division dancers. Learn more about this exciting step in Noah's creative journey in this blog!

2024-05-15T11:48:07-07:00May 15th, 2024|Categories: Next Step Choreographers, Performances, Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Meet the 2024 NEXT STEP Artist: Noah Martzall

Meet the 2024 NEXT STEP Artist: Melisa Guilliams

NEXT STEP provides opportunity, infrastructure, and support to grow tomorrow’s choreographic talent while providing a unique performance opportunity for PNB School's Professional Division dancers. Learn more about this exciting step in Melisa's creative journey in this blog!

2024-05-14T09:20:51-07:00May 14th, 2024|Categories: Next Step Choreographers, Performances, Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Meet the 2024 NEXT STEP Artist: Melisa Guilliams

Celebrating Retiring Rehearsal Director Otto Neubert

Coppélia marks the final performances staged by PNB Rehearsal Director Otto Neubert, who will be retiring at the end of the season. Mr. Neubert joined Pacific Northwest Ballet in 1992 and has assisted PNB’s artistic directors in rehearsing teaching, and scheduling the Company, as well as rehearsing countless PNB School students in their roles for George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® and other productions. He has also performed in PNB’s The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote and Swan Lake. Learn more about Otto and his impactful career at PNB in this blog!

2024-05-13T09:25:46-07:00May 13th, 2024|Categories: Life at PNB|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Celebrating Retiring Rehearsal Director Otto Neubert

Everything You Need to Know About Attending the Ballet with Kids

Bringing children to the ballet for the first time can be intimidating. Today on the PNB blog, we’re walking through the experience of attending a show with kids, from picking a performance to enjoying intermission together. For each step along the way, we’ve got a tip or two to help you experience the magic of ballet with a special little one in your life!

2024-05-08T12:03:22-07:00May 7th, 2024|Categories: Performances|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Attending the Ballet with Kids

Coppélia Story and Character Guide

When silent beauty Coppélia appears on the balcony of toymaker Doctor Coppelius’ workshop, hilarious antics quickly ensue. Franz is smitten, and his sweetheart Swanilda is determined to settle this love triangle once and for all. Learn the full story of the Coppélia ballet and familiarize yourself with its comical characters in this blog!

2024-05-03T09:18:06-07:00May 3rd, 2024|Categories: Performances|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Coppélia Story and Character Guide

PNB Dancers Partner with Local Seattle Businesses for Spring Spark

PNB dancers are partnering with some of Seattle’s best distilleries and favorite dessert shops to create all-new creations for Spring Spark! At this unique event, guests will sample these creations and vote on their favorite while enjoying hearty appetizers from Kristi Brown of That Brown Girl Cooks. Read on to learn more about Spring Spark, the event collaborators, and their delicious creations!

2024-04-30T16:21:45-07:00April 29th, 2024|Categories: Life at PNB|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on PNB Dancers Partner with Local Seattle Businesses for Spring Spark

A Day in the Life of a Professional Division Student: Rehearsing The Seasons’ Canon

The Seasons’ Canon, choreographed by Crystal Pite, pushes dancers (and PNB) to the limit. With a large cast of 52 dancers, the piece requires PNB School Professional Division students (PDs) to perform alongside the Company. Isaiah Salas is one of the PDs rehearsing The Seasons’ Canon alongside the company. program. While rehearsing The Seasons’ Canon, he’s learned, “Step up. Details matter. No pain, no gain.” Keep reading to learn about Isaiah’s daily routine as he prepares to perform this challenging piece. 

2024-04-16T13:06:34-07:00April 16th, 2024|Categories: Performances, PNB School|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A Day in the Life of a Professional Division Student: Rehearsing The Seasons’ Canon

Artistic Director’s Notebook: Sweet Fields, The Calling, The Seasons’ Canon

"What goes into planning a season? There are more factors to list than my word count allows."

2024-04-04T14:37:21-07:00April 8th, 2024|Categories: Director's Notebook, Performances|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Artistic Director’s Notebook: Sweet Fields, The Calling, The Seasons’ Canon
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