Gilded Magic in PNB’s Cendrillon

The Fairy (guest artist April Ball) and the Prince (Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer James Moore). Photo © Angela Sterling.

“Don’t get me wrong, I love Disney.” So begins Artistic Director Peter Boal’s “Director’s Notebook” for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s production [...]

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 [...]

A Lively Romp at PNB’s Coppélia

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

PNB Shows Its Contemporary Chops

Pacific Northwest Ballet soloists Benjamin Griffiths and Leta Biasucci with company dancers in Paul Gibson’s Rush, Photo by Angela Sterling

With Director’s Choice, Pacific Northwest Ballet artistic director Peter Boal programmed a triple bill of works ranging from neoclassical to [...]

Dazzling Displays in Director’s Choice

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The dancers of Pacific Northwest Ballet showed themselves at their best in the four contemporary works of Director’s Choice. Though [...]

Mid-Summer Lovin’ at PNB

Ezra Thomson as Bottom and Lesley Rausch as Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Photo © Angela Sterling

“If we shadows have offended / Think but this, and all is mended / That you have but slumber’d here [...]

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 [...]

PNB Showcases Ever-Evolving Field of Contemporary Ballet

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American choreographer Alvin Ailey is often quoted stating that his dancers needed a “ballet bottom” and a “modern top,” and [...]

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