Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Lindsi Dec Announces Retirement

Lindsi Dec bows after performing Crystal Pite’s Emergence, photo © Angela Sterling.

Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and principal dancer Lindsi Dec have announced that Ms. Dec has decided to retire. Ms. Dec joined PNB as an […]

Shop Small with the PNB Family

Doing more online shopping lately? Many members of our PNB family have small businesses and projects outside of PNB ranging from dance wear to skin care to ice cream. We put them all in one place for you!

What Seattle small businesses are your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

PNB dancers you should follow on Instagram

Whether you’ve just joined the Instagram world or you’re looking to beautify your feed with more ballet, we have the solution! Here’s a comprehensive list of all the PNB dancers with public Instagram accounts.


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Saying goodbye to Karel Cruz

At the end of the season, PNB bids a heartfelt adieu to Karel Cruz – a beloved principal dancer who has been with the Company for 16 years. He’ll go out with a bang at our Season Encore performance in celebration of his dance career, but first, learn more about Karel’s beginnings in […]


Karel Cruz in a photo shoot for Alexei Ratmansky’s Don Quixote, photo © Angela Sterling.

Cruz’s 16-year career with PNB to be honored at Season Encore Performance, June 10, 2018.

Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced that […]

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 […]

American Stories: Karel Cruz, An American Ballet Dancer, Husband & Father

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Ballet found eight year-old Karel in his native Cuba. His family had recently moved to Pinar del Rio and his aunt, a ballet teacher at the local arts academy (Escuela Vocacional de Arte), suggested he audition. Baseball was his thing, not […]

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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 —

Lindsi Dec on Petite Mort, The Seasons, and West Side Story Suite

Lindsi Dec on Petite Mort, The Seasons, and West Side Story Suite

I have been so excited for this rep! It’s so versatile with a combination of elegant, contemporary, innovative, and captivating ballets. There is something about being able to experience four completely different ballets that is just so satisfying. It has […]

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