Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Lesley Rausch has announced that she will be retiring at the end of the 2022-23 season. Lesley joined PNB as a member of the corps de ballet in 2001. She was promoted to soloist in 2007 and principal in 2011. Lesley’s incredible 22-year career will be celebrated at the Season Encore Performance, Sunday, June 11, 2023 at McCaw Hall.
SEATTLE, WA — Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist Joshua Grant has announced that after a 21-year dancing career, the majority spent at PNB, he has decided to retire at the end of the 2021-2022 season. Joshua attended Pacific Northwest Ballet School, joined PNB as an apprentice in 2001, and was promoted to corps de […]
SEATTLE, WA — Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Noelani Pantastico has announced that after a 25-year dancing career, she is retiring to accept a position on the faculty of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB). Pantastico trained at CPYB before being hired at PNB in 1997. She was promoted to soloist in 2001 and […]
A farewell letter by PNB dancer Emma Love Suddarth.
No one expects change to ever feel easy. Change doesn’t feel normal. It doesn’t even necessarily feel good. But all that aside, a change can be right. And this one is definitely right for me. It’s with that in heart that I’ve decided to hang up […]
Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Seth Orza announces retirement, and launch of new business, ORZA
ORZA combines technology and experience to revolutionize dance shoes designed for the next generation of dancers.
August 12, 2021 – SEATTLE, WA – Following a lifelong career in dance, Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Seth Orza has announced his retirement from the company and his leap into a […]
The culmination of our first-ever digital season, a celebration of departing dancers, and an enormous, heartfelt thank-you to our loyal patrons during this unprecedented past year, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Season Encore Performance bids adieu to a season like no other. Season Encore celebrates the careers […]
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 […]
Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Sarah Ricard Orza has announced that she has decided to retire after 13 years with the company. Ms. Orza joined PNB as a member of the corps de ballet in 2007; she was promoted to soloist in 2010 and principal dancer in 2017. Ms. Orza will focus her […]
Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and principal dancer Benjamin Griffiths have announced that Mr. Griffiths will retire at the end of PNB’s current season. Mr. Griffiths joined PNB as a corps de ballet dancer in 2005; he was promoted to soloist in 2008 and principal dancer in 2016. His career will […]
Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist Margaret Mullin has announced that she will be leaving the company at the end of the 2019-2020 season, following a 12-year career with PNB. Ms. Mullin joined PNB as an apprentice in 2008, becoming a corps de ballet dancer in 2009. She was promoted to soloist in 2014, and […]