Announcing our 2019-2020 Season

Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced the line-up for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 47th season, running from September, 2019 to June, 2020. Highlights include George Balanchine’s masterful Agon on a double-bill with Kent Stowell’s powerhouse production of Carmina Burana; world premieres by local choreographers Donald Byrd, Eva Stone, and Miles Pertl; the return of […]

Director’s Notebook: Swan Lake

by Artistic Director Peter Boal

Ask anyone to name two ballets they have seen. I’m willing to bet Nutcracker would come first, Swan Lake second. We agree. Swan Lake is the second-most-attended ballet in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s history.

If Nutcracker is the gateway to the world […]

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

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?

Promotions: 2 Principals & 3 Soloists

Seattle, WA – Before the start of this evening’s opening night performance of The Sleeping Beauty, Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal stepped out in front of the curtains to make a special announcement. “It gives me great pleasure to announce five well-deserved promotions.” To hearty rounds of applause, Mr. Boal informed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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…

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