This is where you get the ins and outs of life as a dancer with the Pacific Northwest Ballet. From Q&As to Promotions to Retirements to Cooking.

Soloist Ezra Thomson on Why New Works Matter

PNB soloist Ezra Thomson is no stranger to New Works. His resume includes originating roles in works by Alejandro Cerrudo, Edwaard Liang, Robin Mineko Williams, Donald Byrd, several current PNB dancers and more. For BOUNDLESS, he’s taking on the role of stager for Jessica Lang’s Let Me Mingle Tears With Thee. So we got his perspective on New Works, PNB, and the upcoming Rep IV.

Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Lesley Rausch Announces Retirement

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.

Building a World Premiere with Jessica Lang

PNB is performing a world premiere at BOUNDLESS choreographed by audience favorite Jessica Lang: Let Me Mingle Tears With Thee. We asked her about choreography, costumes, music, and all the elements that make a PNB world premiere possible.

Q&A with Penny Saunders: Returning to PNB and to Wonderland

During our 2020 digital season, PNB premiered Wonderland by choreographer Penny Saunders. Wonderland, a New Work and world premiere, paid homage to the marvel and magic of live theater, and has only ever existed digitally, until now. More than two years later, Penny is back at PNB to transpose her piece for in-person performances in March 2023. So we asked her about returning to Wonderland.

PNB Announces New Soloists at The Seasons’ Canon

Soloist Promotions: Madison Rayn Abeo, Dammiel Cruz-Garrido, Christopher D’Ariano, Amanda Morgan, Christian Poppe, and Leah Terada.

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Returning to the Studios to Celebrate PNB’s 50th

Returning to the Studios to Celebrate PNB’s 50th

By Leta Biasucci

A Golden Anniversary Season 

PNB is turning 50, and there is much to celebrate! To mark this milestone, Peter Boal has curated a season that pays homage to PNB’s rich past, honors its exciting present, and looks ahead […]

Meet the 2022/23 Season Apprentices

Welcome PNB’s 2022/23 Season Apprentices!

This season, PNB is excited to promote five PNB School Professional Division students into the Company as Apprentices. Get to know these dancers in their brief interviews below. Learn what they’re looking forward to in PNB’s 50th Anniversary Season, the best advice they’ve received, and more, and help us welcome Luca […]

Promotions: James Kirby Rogers, Jonathan Batista, & Cecilia Iliesiu

PNB Artistic Director Peter Boal Announces Three Promotions at CARMINA BURANA Opening Night.

September 23, 2022 – Seattle, WA – “It gives me great pleasure to be able to promote three dancers in our company this evening.” Prior to the curtain going up for on opening night of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 50th Anniversary season, PNB Artistic […]

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. […]

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