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Richael Best

Richael Best (she/her) grew up studying ballet at San Francisco’s City Ballet School under Damara Bennett and Galina Alexandrova. She has also trained in jazz, contemporary, hip hop, swing, ballroom dance, and musical theatre. A graduate of Whitman College with a degree in English, Richael is thrilled to combine her passion for dance with her love of words while writing for Seattle Dances. When she’s not attending dance shows, Richael works for Sasquatch Books, an independent publisher in Seattle.

12 MINUTE MAGIC

12 Minutes Max is back! After a 3-year hiatus the Seattle institution revives at Base.

FINALE IN FILM

Restless Creature, a documentary on ballerina Wendy Wheldon ending her 30-year career dancing at NYCB, premieres in Seattle at NW Film Forum.

HARD AND SOFT

“Split Bill” featured two new works by MADBOOTS DANCE and Kate Wallich + The YC, both of which will be expanded later this year.

DO IT ALL. ALL AT ONCE.

Jody Kuehner’s Cherdonna crash lands inside of Ibsen’s A Dolls House in collaboration with Washington Ensemble Theatre.