A Day in the Life of a Professional Division Student: Rehearsing The Seasons’ Canon

The Seasons’ Canon, choreographed by Crystal Pite, pushes dancers (and PNB) to the limit. With a large cast of 52 dancers, the piece requires PNB School Professional Division students (PDs) to perform alongside the Company. Isaiah Salas is one of the PDs rehearsing The Seasons’ Canon alongside the company. program. While rehearsing The Seasons’ Canon, he’s learned, “Step up. Details matter. No pain, no gain.” Keep reading to learn about Isaiah’s daily routine as he prepares to perform this challenging piece. 

2024-04-16T13:06:34-07:00April 16th, 2024|Categories: Performances, PNB School|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A Day in the Life of a Professional Division Student: Rehearsing The Seasons’ Canon

A Day in the Life of a Professional Division Student: Rehearsing Harold and the Purple Crayon

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. LeeAnaca Moore is one such student, and she’s playing Harold in PNB's next show, Harold and the Purple Crayon! We sat down with LeeAnaca to chat about her daily routine while rehearsing Harold.

2024-03-21T13:02:41-07:00March 20th, 2024|Categories: Performances, PNB School|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A Day in the Life of a Professional Division Student: Rehearsing Harold and the Purple Crayon

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

PNB Welcomes Four New Apprentices

PNB is excited to introduce you to our new Apprentices Ashton Edwards, Melisa Guilliams, Zsilas Michael Hughes, and Joh Morrill! At PNB, Apprentices are the first professional position with the Company. Apprentice positions are offered to PNB School Professional Division graduates. PNB School is recognized as one of the […]

Q&A: Matthew Renko on NEXT STEP

Matthew Renko. Photo by Linsday Thomas.
Matthew Renko. Photo by Linsday Thomas.

Matthew Renko is from Tampa, Florida. He studied at Columbia Conservatory of Dance, North Carolina School of the Arts with Warren Conover, Kee-Juan Han, and Melissa Hayden, and on […]

American Stories: Dylan Wald, Company dancer

I remember clicking on what looked to be another ballet video on YouTube. This time though, the women were in black and the men in white. It was the first time I had seen a ballet like this. I was captivated by a male solo. I later learned it was Peter Boal in George Balanchine’s […]

2016-05-16T17:00:28-07:00May 16th, 2016|Categories: American Story, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (I.D.E.A.)|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on American Stories: Dylan Wald, Company dancer

American Stories: Angeli Mamon, Company dancer

For my family, America meant opportunity. It meant getting an education and having a better life. In the early 1990s, my mother came to the U.S. from Mexico at the age of 18. She originally came to visit her brothers (my […]

2016-05-15T22:32:02-07:00May 15th, 2016|Categories: American Story, Dancers, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (I.D.E.A.), PNB School|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on American Stories: Angeli Mamon, Company dancer

American Stories: Dammiel Cruz, Company dancer

Dammiel Cruz
Photo by Lindsay Thomas.

In the eyes of many, America is a symbol of freedom, opportunity, and a more stable way of living. For people like my mother America meant exactly that. At the age of 31 while pregnant […]

Q&A: Sarah Pasch on NEXT STEP

Sarah Pasch is from Dublin, California. She studied at San Ramon Valley Dance Academy, Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy, and on scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She attended summer courses at Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy, Lines Ballet, the Kirov Academy, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. Ms. Pasch joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as […]

PNB Dancer Kylee Kitchens to Retire at the End of the 2015-2016 Season

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SEATTLE, WA–Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and soloist Kylee Kitchens have announced that Ms. Kitchens will retire at the end of PNB’s 2015-2016 season. Ms. Kitchens has been with Pacific Northwest Ballet since her first Pacific […]

2023-08-22T09:37:48-07:00April 8th, 2016|Categories: Dancer Announcements, Life at PNB, PNB School|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on PNB Dancer Kylee Kitchens to Retire at the End of the 2015-2016 Season
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