Posts about Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (I.D.E.A.) at Pacific Northwest Ballet

Global Ballet Teachers: Cecilia Iliesiu Teaches in Accra, Ghana

PNB Principal dancer Cecilia Iliesiu is the Director of the organization Global Ballet Teachers, and recently travelled to Accra, Ghana. While there, Cecilia lead a Four-Day Teacher Workshop to inspire more connection between dance teachers around the world.

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Promotion: Kiyon Ross to become Pacific Northwest Ballet’s new Associate Artistic Director.

Promotion: Kiyon Ross to become Pacific Northwest Ballet’s new Associate Artistic Director.

September 19, 2022, SEATTLE, WA – Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced that Kiyon Ross has been promoted to the position of Associate Artistic Director. Mr. […]

Celebrating Music and Heritage with Michael Jinsoo Lim

As part of PNB’s celebration of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) artists in our community, PNB’s concertmaster Michael Jinsoo Lim has written about his parents, his connections to music through them, and his professional journey to PNB. Below is the first essay of his two-part series for the PNB […]

Pay What You Can at the Ballet

Everyone could use a little ballet magic in their life, and we don’t want the cost of tickets to keep anyone from attending. To that end, February 10, 2022 marks the official start of Pay-What-You-Can Thursdays at PNB!

A limited number of tickets will be set aside every Thursday performance […]

Remembering Ulysses Dove

Today, December 1, 2021 marks the 33rd World AIDS Day. The purpose of the day is to bring attention to the HIV epidemic, end the stigma around HIV/AIDS, and call for an increased response to ending the HIV epidemic in the US.

This year’s theme is Ending the […]

Leaping from Caricature into Character 

By Phil Chan, co-Founder, Final Bow for Yellowface 

As a Chinese person, the second act of The Nutcracker has always bugged me. Looking more broadly at the historic depictions of “Chinese” people on the Western performing arts stage, we see fantasy elements of what Europeans thought Chinese people looked like […]

Beyond Ballet Sensory Guide

This is a list of possible sensory impacts you may experience while viewing this performance. Part of the magic of live dance and performance is that unexpected things happen, so not every moment can be accounted for. This guide was created for PNB by Dr. Ferdico at Sensory Access.

Celebrating our Latinx, Chicana, & Hispanic Dancers

September 15 to October 15 is Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month. To celebrate, we asked PNB artists identifying as Hispanic and Latinx share the many ways their heritage informs their artistry. Keep reading to hear from dancers Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan, Amanda Morgan, Dammiel Cruz, Jonathan Batista, and Clara Ruf Maldonado.

Q&A with Steve Sneed, PNB’s Race & Social Justice Consultant

Steve Sneed works closely with Pacific Northwest Ballet leadership and PNB’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee as a race and social justice consultant. He has been consulting with PNB since Fall 2020.

Steve began his career at the age of 15 as the Leader of the African Drum […]

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