Q & A: Marjorie Thompson, PNB School Faculty

PNB School faculty member Marjorie Thompson has had a legendary career – first working with George Balanchine at New York City Ballet, then teaching the Company and at School of American Ballet before becoming a faculty member at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, where she also developed the PNBConditioning program.

Meet the Artist: Dammiel Cruz

Dammiel is also a teaching artist for REACH […]

Jonathan Porretta to retire at the end of 2018-19 season

Pacific Northwest Ballet artistic director Peter Boal and principal dancer Jonathan Porretta have announced that after a 20-year career with the Company, Mr. Porretta – one of PNB’s most beloved dancers since 1999 – will retire at the end of the 2018-19 season. Mr. Porretta’s acclaimed career will be celebrated at PNB’s Season Encore Performance on Sunday, June […]

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: Marjorie Thompson, Assistant Principal, PNB School

Marjorie Thompson.Mr.B. at SAB

My parents were proud to be Young Democrats for Kennedy, but I never took my own patriotism very seriously until I landed at the School of American Ballet as a young dancer. The passion Mr. Balanchine exuded for all things […]

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 […]

Are you ready for the NYC tour? PNB is!

Blog by PNB dancer Cecilia Iliesiu.

I am thrilled to introduce myself as both a new PNB Company dancer and PNB blog writer. Our first journey together will be PNB’s upcoming tour to my hometown New York City next week!

To start, I’m Cecilia Iliesiu. A […]

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