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 »

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 »

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 »

Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Maria Chapman Retires

After 20 years with the company, Maria Chapman has retired from Pacific Northwest Ballet. The principal, who has been with PNB for her entire professional career, plans to focus her energies on her daughter Eleanor. Chapman has danced an astonishingly wide range of PNB’s repertoire, tackling choreography by George Balanchine, Ulysses Dove, David Dawson, JiriMore »

Studio to Street: Lindsi Dec

(Photo by Kyle Froman)

Lindsi Dec likes to keep things simple. “I’m all about comfort,” she says. “What I wear is mainly about how my body feels that day and my rehearsal schedule.” She looks for pieces that fit well, from stores like Express. “I don’t know if it’s because we live in Seattle, but I like darker colors,”More »

Andrew Bartee Premieres “Dirty Goods” at Wolf Trap

Andrew Bartee, a former Pacific Northwest Ballet company member and current dancer with Ballet BC, will premiere his latest work—Dirty Goods—as part of the Wolf Trap Foundation‘s “Face of America” series on August 27. The piece was commissioned for Wolf Trap Foundation, and utilizes filmed site specific performance in Olympic National Park, music by the Portland-based band The Chromatics and dancers from Pacific Northwest Ballet.

Sub-Freezing Ballet: Andrew Bartee Branches Out

This morning, it was 23 degrees on Hurricane Ridge in Washington’s Olympic National Park. Down on Rialto Beach, the waves poured around huge rock formations and signs warned tourists they must use bear-proof canisters for storing all food. On the Marymere Falls Trail, a mist hung in the old growth forest that shelters a 90-foot waterfall.