A Performer’s Parisian Perspective


Dancer Steven Loch on PNB’s Paris Tour

Paris…I just performed in Paris…PARIS! Just writing it down seems surreal. Performing in the place where ballet itself was started feels like the pinnacle of a ballet career. I just knew PNB’s […]

RAkU through the eyes of the Princess

WARNING: Contains mentions of suicide and sexual assault, as well as plot spoilers.

Ukrainian choreographer Yuri Possokhov’s RAkU is based on the true story of the burning of Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion in 1950, but the ballet is set in an earlier time. It tells a fictional tale of two lovers (a […]

What it takes to be Crystal Pite

Let’s just soak in the genius of Crystal Pite for a moment.

You’ve probably heard us gushing about this groundbreaking choreographer ever since we first staged Emergence in 2013 (and again now that we’re putting on the American premiere of her piece Plot Point). It’s for good […]

NYC Tour: Contemporary Innovators

Blog by PNB Dancer Cecilia Iliesiu.

I know I am biased, but PNB knocked New York’s socks off the last two days with the Balanchine ProgramHowever, they don’t know what is coming their way with the next program – Contemporary Innovators.

On the Program —

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 […]

Are you ready for the NYC tour? PNB is!

Blog by PNB dancer Cecilia Iliesiu.

I am thrilled to introduce myself as both a new PNB Company dancer and PNB blog writer. Our first journey together will be PNB’s upcoming tour to my hometown New York City next week!

To start, I’m Cecilia Iliesiu. A […]

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