Misty Copeland’s New Book and More!

Ballerina advice. American Ballet Theatre principal Misty Copeland releases her newest book on March 21. Ballerina Body covers everything from nutrition to mentorship and aims to  inspire women to work toward their healthiest body.   Hamburg Ballet hits the U.S. The company will perform Old Friends, created by ballet director and chief choreographer John Neumeier, and set to Simon & Garfunkel songs.More »

Call Board

Two Premieres for Alexei Ratmansky Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky will have world premieres on two coasts this winter. On February 10, Miami City Ballet will debut his new one-act version of The Fairy’s Kiss to Stravinsky’s celebrated score, a homage to Tchaikovsky. The following month, on March 15, at California’s Segerstrom Center for the Arts, AmericanMore »

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 »