Pennsylvania Ballet’s Amy Aldridge On Her Retirement, and What She Learned From Tough Love

Amy Aldridge and Ian Hussey Pennsylvania Ballet

For 23 seasons, Amy Aldridge has been a major force at Pennsylvania Ballet, where she’s been a principal dancer since 2001. This week, she announced she would be retiring from the company on May 14 in the pas de deux from one of her favorite ballets, Balanchine’s “Rubies.” Her next step? Lots of teaching inMore »

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 »

Three of SFB’s Leading Men Just Retired

Three of San Francisco’s most stunning leading men have just retired from the company. After multi-decade careers, Joan Boada, Pascal Molat and Gennadi Nedvigin took their final bows during an emotional farewell performance on April 17. Nedvigin will join Atlanta Ballet as its new artistic director. All three men will be remembered for their dazzlingMore »

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 »

Three Ballerinas Say Farewell

Chan Hon Goh, a principal with The National Ballet of Canada since 1994, will perform with the company for the last time in June. Afterwards, she’ll have her hands full teaching at her parents’ Vancouver-based Goh Ballet Academy and further developing Principal by Chan Hon Goh, the shoe line she began with her husband 12More »