Epic Proportions at PNB’s Director’s Choice

Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist Sarah Ricard Orza with company dancers in Jessica Lang’s Her Door to the Sky. Photo © Angela Sterling.

David Dawson’s Empire Noir boldly opened PNB’s 2016-17 Director’s Choice, the curtain rising on ten dancers in front of John [...]

Book and Event: Marcie Sillman and Jonathan Porretta


Celebrated dance journalist Marcie Sillman has recently completed her book, Out There: Jonathan Porretta’s Life in Dance, which features the [...]

Sculptured Dance brings PNB to the Park


Seattleites love getting outside during those few summer months when the sun shines. There are outdoor concerts, festivals, movie screenings, [...]

R et J’s Exhilarating Tragedy

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Everyone knows the story of Romeo and Juliet: the feuding families, the youthful star-crossed lovers, the passion, bloodshed, and heartbreak. [...]

A Vertiginous Thrill Indeed

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Again! More! That is how I felt after every piece of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s aptly-named program, The Vertiginous Thrill of [...]

PNB’s Sunny, Funny Don Quixote


Don Quixote is not your average 19th-century ballet classic. First, it’s a comedy. Second, there’s no magic. Third, it’s about [...]

PNB Displays its Crown Jewels

Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist Leta Biasucci and principal dancer Jonathan Porretta in Rubies
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Pacific Northwest Ballet is by all accounts a versatile company: they are capable of tackling a broad range of contemporary [...]

Stirring Tragedy, Spellbinding Visions at Giselle

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Pacific Northwest Ballet’s production of Giselle is a dream for any dance enthusiast or historian, but it’s also a moving, [...]

PNB Sharpens Its Contemporary Edge

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It’s always a joy to see ballet dancers who can cross the bridge to contemporary work, and this year’s installment [...]

Sleeping Beauty Offers Long, but Magical Evening


Despite its advertising, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty, which premiered on Friday, January 31, 2014, at McCaw Hall, may not [...]

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