A Day in the Life of a Professional Division Student: Rehearsing Swan Lake

PNB School's Professional Division Program is designed to help students transition from student to professional dancer by perfecting technique and developing artistry. Performing is an important part of the program, and many PD’s look forward to dancing alongside PNB’s Company dancers on the McCaw Hall Stage.  Sofia Bidne is one such student, and she’s been selected to perform in Swan Lake this season! We sat down with Sofia to chat about her daily routine while rehearsing Swan Lake.

2024-02-02T09:25:33-08:00January 30th, 2024|Categories: Performances, PNB School|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A Day in the Life of a Professional Division Student: Rehearsing Swan Lake

Summer Courses – Diving in with Eyes, Ears, and Mind Wide Open

Summer courses. They are such a necessary element in the journey of a ballet dancer, but it can be daunting to know where to start, what to look for, and how to approach them. Here are a few thoughts from former PNB dancer Emma Love Suddarth to equip you with the tools and as the knowledge you need to succeed.

2023-12-11T10:08:13-08:00December 7th, 2023|Categories: PNB School, Summer Course|Tags: , |Comments Off on Summer Courses – Diving in with Eyes, Ears, and Mind Wide Open

Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month at PNB

Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month at PNB

Written and compiled by PNB Company dancer Amanda Morgan

Foreword

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, I found it important to highlight the many Latine artists that help make Pacific Northwest Ballet what it is. We range from being onstage to working behind the scenes to help the […]

Celebrate National Book Month

Celebrate National Book Month with these Books by PNB-ers

We’re sure you know by now that PNB Faculty and the whole PNB Community is multi-talented. But did you know there are multiple published authors in our midst? Keep reading to explore our list of books for all ages by members of the […]

Q&A with Eric Hipolito Jr.

Eric Hipolito Jr. is from Seattle, WA. He trained on scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, beginning as a DanceChance student. He attended summer courses at San Francisco Ballet School, the School of American Ballet, Houston Ballet, and PNB School and participated in the PNB School exchange with the Royal Danish Ballet. He […]

2023-09-21T15:35:00-07:00September 19th, 2022|Categories: PNB School, Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Q&A with Eric Hipolito Jr.

Q&A with Rachel Foster

Q&A with Rachel Foster

This school year, former PNB Principal dancer Rachel Foster returns to PNB as a member of our PNB School faculty. Welcome back, Ms. Foster!

Rachel Foster is from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. She trained at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School and attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet […]

2023-09-21T15:36:37-07:00September 19th, 2022|Categories: PNB School, Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Q&A with Rachel Foster

Q&A with Dane Holman

After 25 years as a valued member of the PNB School Faculty, Dane Holman is retiring. Over the past 25 years, Dane has helped create and shape the PNB syllabus; taught all levels in the School; choreographed numerous School Performance pieces; traveled across the country to audition and recruit students for our Summer […]

Q&A with Louise Nadeau

Louise Nadeau is from Long Island, New York. She trained at the Alexandra School of Ballet in St. Louis and the School of American Ballet. Ms. Nadeau danced with Basel Ballet and Kansas City Ballet before joining Pacific Northwest Ballet as a Soloist in 1990. She was promoted to Principal in 1992 and retired […]

2022-04-12T09:00:00-07:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: PNB School, Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Q&A with Louise Nadeau

Q&A with Kaori Nakamura

Kaori Nakamura is from Gumma, Japan. She trained at the Reiko Yamamoto Ballet Company and the School of American Ballet. In 1986, she won first prize at the 14th Prix de Lausanne competition in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 1988, she won a bronze medal at the International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. Ms. […]

Q&A with Dave Jensen, Summer Residence Director

We know your job is crazy, so how would you describe it in the “30-second elevator pitch”? 

My stock description is “I run the dorm for PNB’s 5-week summer intensive program for about 200 teenage advanced ballet students from all over the world.” 

Okay, now give us […]

2021-09-17T12:21:56-07:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Life at PNB, Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff, Summer Course|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Q&A with Dave Jensen, Summer Residence Director
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