Promotions at Pacific Northwest Ballet

Pacific Northwest Ballet announced three promotions this weekend, including Benjamin Griffiths to principal, and Matthew Renko and Angelica Generosa to soloist. Generosa has received many recent opportunities to shine onstage, including during the company’s tour to New York City earlier this year and as an artist at the Vail International Dance Festival, where videos ofMore »

Carrie Imler’s Tips for Tackling Balanchine

Carrie Imler

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s season opener also marks principal Carrie Imler’s return to the stage after becoming a new mom. Pointe spoke with her about reprising the principal role in the first movement of Balanchine’s dazzling Symphony in C.   How would you describe the ballet to someone who’s never seen it before? It’s beautiful. It’s so classical with its white tutus.More »

Inside Noelani Pantastico’s Dance Bag

You’d be hard pressed to find a pair of ballet slippers in Noelani Pantastico’s dance bag. Instead, you’ll find a pair of socks—and plenty of pointe shoes. The Pacific Northwest Ballet principal, who joined the company in 1997, ditched wearing slippers for class when she took a seven-year hiatus abroad to dance with Les BalletsMore »

PNB’s Kylee Kitchens Says Goodbye

  When Kylee Kitchens joined Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2000 at just 19, she was admittedly not the self-assured performer she is today. Pointe asked her to share some career highlights before she retires to spend time with her 21-month-old, Simon. What will you be dancing for your last show? When I told Peter [Boal]More »

Dancer Spotlight: Elizabeth Murphy

On any given day, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s rehearsal studios are filled with ballerinas decked out in a rainbow of colorful, innovative leotards—many designed and hand-sewn by principal dancer Elizabeth Murphy. Murphy didn’t grow up sewing. In fact, she didn’t even know how to run a sewing machine until she was 18. She didn’t want toMore »

PNB Creates Its Own March Madness

What is the greatest dance movie of all time? While everyone else is wrapped up in NCAA March Madness, that annual frenzy of brackets and basketball-watching, Pacific Northwest Ballet knows this is a question dancers are way more passionate about (we’re guessing you have some strong opinions). So yesterday, they announced their own game: DanceMore »

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Upcoming Live Stream

Pacific Northwest Ballet is touring to NYC, with performances at City Center February 24–27. If you’re a PNW resident who can’t live without your home team, or a just a PNB fan who can’t make it to NYC or Seattle to see the company, tune in to a live-streamed rehearsal on February 19. The nextMore »

From Rehearsal to Romance: Lindsi Dec and Karel Cruz

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re taking a quick look at some of our favorite dancing couples. Stay tuned for an exclusive set of interviews on V-Day! First up: Pacific Northwest Ballet principals Lindsi Dec and Karel Cruz. We’ve admired Dec for years, both onstage and off. She was the gorgeous cover star of ourMore »

Noelani Pantastico Returns to Pacific Northwest Ballet

Former Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Noelani Pantastico has returned to the company after a seven-year stint with Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo. She made her first appearance in November, in PNB’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Here, she dances the role of Dewdrop with shot-out-of-a-cannon energy. Seattle audiences are surely happy to have herMore »

Meet Elizabeth Murphy, PNB’s Newest Principal

Christmas came early this year for Elizabeth Murphy. Last Friday, the Pacific Northwest Ballet dancer made her debut as the Sugar Plum Fairy in the company premiere of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. But the excitement didn’t stop there. Just before the curtain rose, she was promoted to principal. For Pointe‘s bi-weekly newsletter, we caught up withMore »