Founded in 1974, Pacific Northwest Ballet School is recognized as one of the top three ballet training institutions in the United States. Under the direction of Peter Boal, the School offers a complete, professional curriculum to more than 1,000 students. The School’s Open Program attracts 600 teens and adults who wish to pursue recreational dance instruction in a supportive and encouraging setting.

A Day in the Life of a Professional Division Student: Rehearsing The Seasons’ Canon

The Seasons’ Canon, choreographed by Crystal Pite, pushes dancers (and PNB) to the limit. With a large cast of 52 dancers, the piece requires PNB School Professional Division students (PDs) to perform alongside the Company. Isaiah Salas is one of the PDs rehearsing The Seasons’ Canon alongside the company. program. While rehearsing The Seasons’ Canon, he’s learned, “Step up. Details matter. No pain, no gain.” Keep reading to learn about Isaiah’s daily routine as he prepares to perform this challenging piece. 

2024-04-16T13:06:34-07:00April 16th, 2024|Categories: Performances, PNB School|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A Day in the Life of a Professional Division Student: Rehearsing The Seasons’ Canon

A Day in the Life of a Professional Division Student: Rehearsing Harold and the Purple Crayon

PNB School's Professional Division Program is designed to help students transition from student to professional dancer by perfecting technique and developing artistry. Performing is an important part of the program, and many PD’s look forward to dancing alongside PNB’s Company dancers on the McCaw Hall Stage. LeeAnaca Moore is one such student, and she’s playing Harold in PNB's next show, Harold and the Purple Crayon! We sat down with LeeAnaca to chat about her daily routine while rehearsing Harold.

2024-03-21T13:02:41-07:00March 20th, 2024|Categories: Performances, PNB School|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A Day in the Life of a Professional Division Student: Rehearsing Harold and the Purple Crayon

A Day in the Life of a Professional Division Student: Rehearsing Swan Lake

PNB School's Professional Division Program is designed to help students transition from student to professional dancer by perfecting technique and developing artistry. Performing is an important part of the program, and many PD’s look forward to dancing alongside PNB’s Company dancers on the McCaw Hall Stage.  Sofia Bidne is one such student, and she’s been selected to perform in Swan Lake this season! We sat down with Sofia to chat about her daily routine while rehearsing Swan Lake.

2024-02-02T09:25:33-08:00January 30th, 2024|Categories: Performances, PNB School|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A Day in the Life of a Professional Division Student: Rehearsing Swan Lake

Summer Courses – Diving in with Eyes, Ears, and Mind Wide Open

Summer courses. They are such a necessary element in the journey of a ballet dancer, but it can be daunting to know where to start, what to look for, and how to approach them. Here are a few thoughts from former PNB dancer Emma Love Suddarth to equip you with the tools and as the knowledge you need to succeed.

2023-12-11T10:08:13-08:00December 7th, 2023|Categories: PNB School, Summer Course|Tags: , |Comments Off on Summer Courses – Diving in with Eyes, Ears, and Mind Wide Open

NEXT STEP 2024: Creativity on the Horizon

Kicking it up a notch. Elevating one’s game. Rising to the next level. It’s all right there in the name. NEXT STEP offers members of the PNB Company more than just studio space, talented dancers, and support from PNB’s incredible costume, lighting, and stage management departments. This is an opportunity to push forward in dance, and one that can have a substantial and long-term impact on a dance artist’s career.

2023-10-26T12:39:01-07:00October 27th, 2023|Categories: Dancers, Next Step Choreographers, PNB School|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on NEXT STEP 2024: Creativity on the Horizon

Celebrate National Book Month

Celebrate National Book Month with these Books by PNB-ers

We’re sure you know by now that PNB Faculty and the whole PNB Community is multi-talented. But did you know there are multiple published authors in our midst? Keep reading to explore our list of books for all ages by members of the […]

PNB School 2023 Graduate Messages

PNB School 2023 Graduate Messages

Pacific Northwest Ballet School is thrilled to congratulate the graduating class of 2023. Keep scrolling to read through sweet, celebratory, and encouraging messages from the families and friends of our PNB School students graduating this year. Congrats graduates!

Pictured above: Level VIII & Advanced […]

2023-06-22T11:18:15-07:00June 15th, 2023|Categories: PNB School|Tags: , |Comments Off on PNB School 2023 Graduate Messages

Q&A with Eric Hipolito Jr.

Eric Hipolito Jr. is from Seattle, WA. He trained on scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, beginning as a DanceChance student. He attended summer courses at San Francisco Ballet School, the School of American Ballet, Houston Ballet, and PNB School and participated in the PNB School exchange with the Royal Danish Ballet. He […]

2023-09-21T15:35:00-07:00September 19th, 2022|Categories: PNB School, Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Q&A with Eric Hipolito Jr.

Q&A with Rachel Foster

Q&A with Rachel Foster

This school year, former PNB Principal dancer Rachel Foster returns to PNB as a member of our PNB School faculty. Welcome back, Ms. Foster!

Rachel Foster is from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. She trained at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School and attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet […]

2023-09-21T15:36:37-07:00September 19th, 2022|Categories: PNB School, Q&A with Dancers, Choreographers & Staff|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Q&A with Rachel Foster
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