The Nutcracker: A History

Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker, a Verlaine and McCann Presents production. Photo by POC Photos.

The Nutcracker is the Shmoo of ballets. If you’re under 50, you’ll probably have to look up cartoonist Al Capp’s [...]

PNB’s American Stories Enthrall

Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer James Moore with company dancers in Twyla Tharp’s Waiting at the Station, Photo © Angela Sterling.

American Stories is Pacific Northwest Ballet’s endeavor to depict what it is to be American. Performed at McCaw Hall June [...]

Finding Balance as Dancer and Mother


Is it possible to be both dancer and mother? This is a question that many dancers will contemplate at a [...]

A Lively Romp at PNB’s Coppélia


Pacific Northwest Ballet bills Coppélia as “the happiest ballet on earth,” and that’s not far off: it’s a comedy where [...]

PNB Offers New Flavor of Nutcracker


For Seattleites, it’s hard to recall a more electric night at the ballet than Friday, November 27. Before a packed [...]

PNB’s Emerging Contemporary Edge

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Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Emergence program (November 6-14 at McCaw Hall) brings together four wildly different works of contemporary ballet. On [...]

Depth and Breadth at PNB Season Opener

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Choreographer George Balanchine once said that “Dance is music made visible.” In an effort to illustrate this sentiment, Pacific Northwest [...]

Looking for the Dancing in New ABT Film


Over the years, PBS has been involved with many excellent dance documentaries – most of us owe a big chunk [...]

Maria Tallchief: First American Prima Ballerina

Maria Tallchief in George Balanchine's Orpheus
Photo courtesy of Northwest Film Forum

In a Pacific Northwest forest, a man builds a box. He pries a massive yet thin slice of cedar from [...]

PNB Displays its Crown Jewels

Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist Leta Biasucci and principal dancer Jonathan Porretta in Rubies
Photo by Angela Sterling

Pacific Northwest Ballet is by all accounts a versatile company: they are capable of tackling a broad range of contemporary [...]

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