Get to know the PNB dancers through the Q&A posts.

PNB Black History Month Profile: Jonathan Batista

PNB invited employees who celebrate Black History Month to share their stories with us – we hope you enjoy this profile of Jonathan Batista, PNB Company dancer.

2024-02-23T09:35:09-08:00February 22nd, 2024|Categories: Black History Month Profiles, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (I.D.E.A.), Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff|Tags: , |Comments Off on PNB Black History Month Profile: Jonathan Batista

PNB Black History Month Profile: Zsilas Michael Hughes

PNB invited employees who celebrate Black History Month to share their stories with us – we hope you enjoy this profile of Zsilas Michael Hughes, PNB Company dancer.

2024-02-23T09:36:14-08:00February 21st, 2024|Categories: Black History Month Profiles, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (I.D.E.A.), Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff|Tags: , |Comments Off on PNB Black History Month Profile: Zsilas Michael Hughes

PNB Black History Month Profile: Betty Agent

PNB invited employees who celebrate Black History Month to share their stories with us – we hope you enjoy this profile of Betty Agent, PNB Orchestra's Assistant Principal Violist.

2024-02-23T09:37:07-08:00February 20th, 2024|Categories: Black History Month Profiles, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (I.D.E.A.), Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff|Tags: , |Comments Off on PNB Black History Month Profile: Betty Agent

Meet PNB’s Newest Company Dancers!

PNB is excited to introduce you to our newest company dancers, Kali Kleiman, Emerson Boll, and Samuel Portillo. These three dancers joined PNB's Company just this season! Get to know each artist a little better in these brief interviews.

2024-02-16T09:40:16-08:00February 16th, 2024|Categories: Dancers, Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Meet PNB’s Newest Company Dancers!

Dan Williams, PNB’s Principal Oboist, on Swan Lake

The first notes of Swan Lake's enduring score are played by the oboe. The instrument features prominently throughout the ballet; in fact, those first five notes are inverted to begin the Swan Lake theme. Today on the blog, we sit down with PNB's Principal Oboist Dan Williams to learn more about his perspective on Swan Lake, PNB's Orchestra, and playing the oboe!

2024-01-26T10:43:30-08:00January 25th, 2024|Categories: Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Dan Williams, PNB’s Principal Oboist, on Swan Lake

Q&A With Dani Rowe

In Pacific Northwest Ballet’s second repertory of the season, we are excited to present The Window, a world premiere work by a choreographer who isn’t yet familiar to PNB audiences. Dani Rowe is a former dancer, the Artistic Director at Oregon Ballet Theater in Portland, and now a choreographer who PNB is lucky to include in our roster of repertory choreographers. Read on to get to know a little bit more about Dani Rowe!

2023-11-06T09:58:33-08:00November 6th, 2023|Categories: Choreographers, Performances, Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Q&A With Dani Rowe

Q&A with Shannon Rugani, Composer of The Window

Shannon Rugani is the composer for The Window, which will premier on PNB's stage on November 2nd, 2023, but she is also a professional dancer, writer, and more. We asked Shannon how she became interested in dance and music, and she had some intriguing answers. Read on to learn all about her inspiring story!

2023-10-31T11:13:27-07:00October 31st, 2023|Categories: Performances, Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Q&A with Shannon Rugani, Composer of The Window

Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month at PNB

Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month at PNB

Written and compiled by PNB Company dancer Amanda Morgan

Foreword

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, I found it important to highlight the many Latine artists that help make Pacific Northwest Ballet what it is. We range from being onstage to working behind the scenes to help the […]

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