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 […]

2023-01-06T11:06:38-08:00January 24th, 2014|Categories: Dancer Announcements, Life at PNB|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Press Release: Principal Dancer Kaori Nakamura to Retire at End of the 2013-2014 Season

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: , , |Comments Off on Tell the Tale: The Sleeping Beauty

30 Magical Nutcracker Moments

You already know how this story goes.There’s a sense of anticipation when the lights in the theater go down. A hush comes over the audience and the orchestra tunes their instruments. The conductor walks out and we hear the first few notes of Tchaikovsky’s wonderful score. The curtain goes up and the magic begins…

2013-11-06T21:04:00-08:00November 6th, 2013|Categories: Life at PNB, Performances, PNB School|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 30 Magical Nutcracker Moments

Story Ballets in PNB’s History

Story Ballets in PNB’s History

Stories are the bridge between the public and the art form. We can’t get them to watch The Four Temperaments until we get them on that bridge. And I can do those stories in ways that haven’t been done before.

Kent Stowell in Mindy […]

Q&A: Jonathan Porretta

Principal Dancer Jonathan Porretta has graced PNB’s stage for twelve seasons, performing in treasured classics and originating roles in new works. Read more about this fascinating performer here.

Why ballet?
I started with ballet/tap and then in my little school in New Jersey, Totowa […]

2010-11-04T00:49:00-07:00November 4th, 2010|Categories: Life at PNB, Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Q&A: Jonathan Porretta
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