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#22pushups for #22KILL

We're doing 22 push ups to raise awareness about an issue near and dear to our hearts: 22 US Veterans commit suicide every single day. We honor our veterans and want to help raise awareness on this important issue.

Listen up, Peter Boal has issued challenges to some of our ballet friends far and wide: Jahna Frantziskonis, Eric Hipolito, Benjamin Millepied, Edwaard Liang, Lourdes Lopez and Kiyon Gaines Ross
#594pushups for #22KILL

Other Pacific Northwest Ballet videos

The Rite of Spring - ft. Batkhurel Bold (2005)
#TBT with Batkhurel Bold in Glen Tetley's The Rite of Spring. Upon announcing Bold's retirement, Peter Boal said this about his 21-year career: “Early on, Bold earned the nickname ‘Air Bold’ because of his gravity defying leaps, and the name still fits, a technical powerhouse, a consummate partner, a dramatic stage presence, Bold has been a true mainstay of this Company." Leave a comment of your favorite memory of Bold!

The Making of a VR Ballet
What's it like to make a virtual reality ballet? Hear Price Suddarth describe the process of choreographing for 360 degrees or find out the dancer's perspective from Emma Love Suddarth in her first article for Pointe:

Carrie Imler - Photo Shoot
Principal dancer Carrie Imler and photographer Angela Sterling are making art in the studios. Join us in celebrating Carrie's 22-year PNB career at our annual Season Encore, June 11. TICKETS:

Carousel (A Dance) pas de deux
Today is our last performance of Ballet on Broadway, thank you to everyone who cheered us on! Carousel (A Dance) featuring Principal dancers Rachel Foster & James Moore.

Handshakes with Batkhurel Bold
Batkhurel Bold has unique handshakes with his fellow dancers. He will retire this June after 21 years at PNB and will clearly be missed! Catch him as Bernardo in West Side Story Suite one last time this Saturday, April 22 and at the Season Encore, Sunday, June 11:

#TBT to the last time we performed Christopher Wheeldon's Carousel (A Dance) with the divine Ms. Carla Körbes and Seth Orza. Four more shows >>

Tap dancing bartenders? Yes please! Maybe we'll have some at Backstage Bash on Friday >>

George Balanchine's Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue - in black and white! The original Slaughter was created in 1936 as a show within the show On Your Toes. Can't you totally see it?

*Opening Night* Follow our dancing feet straight to McCaw Hall for a blockbuster Broadway program. Tickets, full casting, and more >>

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue - ft. Steven Loch
In Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, the role of the Hoofer involves some fancy tapping footwork. Steven Loch starting tap dancing when he was 5 and trained all the way through high school. Ballet on Broadway opens April 14. TICKETS:

West Side Story Suite - America excerpt
Treat yourself to some singing and dancing, Ballet on Broadway open this Friday! Tickets ⟶ Noelani Pantastico leads her ladies as Anita in West Side Story Suite with choreography by Jerome Robbins and music by Leonard Bernstein.

Eastside Summer Dance Workshops
Dance, craft and perform at PNB School's week-long summer dance workshops in our Bellevue location. Tiny dancers dance the summer days away while learning about classic ballet stories. Enroll today -->

Jerome Robbins' West Side Story Suite - Mambo
We dare you to watch this without smiling... BALLET ON BROADWAY opens in less than 3 weeks ⟶

David Dawson's Empire Noir
"I think our favorite thing that David [Dawson] has said is to eat the stage like cake." -PNB soloist, Leta Biasucci You have four more chances to see Director's Choice ⟶

Jessica Lang's Her Door to the Sky excerpt
SALE: pay no handling fees on Director's Choice tickets ⟶ "Jessica Lang says [Her Door to the Sky] is meant to celebrate the long history of female creativity. For me, it is also a gentle reminder of the ever-present beauty that surrounds us, if we only take a moment from our frenzied routines to stop, look, and soak it all in." -Marcie Sillman, KUOW Read more:

David Dawson's Empire Noir excerpt
ON STAGE NOW: David Dawson's Empire Noir. This is the second Dawson work we've added to our repertory. TICKETS:

Empire Noir - Rehearsal ft. Leta Biasucci
The ultimate behind the scenes: listening to live commentary from choreographer David Dawson as he runs PNB Soloist Leta Biasucci through the first stage rehearsal of his ballet, Empire Noir. TICKETS for Director's Choice ⟶ FUN FACT: this solo was originally created for Michaela DePrince.

VR Ballet - Silent Resonance
SILENT RESONANCE brings you inside the mind of a dancer. It is the first virtual reality dance experience from Pacific Northwest Ballet, choreographed by Price Suddarth and produced by Seattle's own Pixvana. You can watch this VR film in 360° on your smartphone or web browser.

Ballet on Broadway trailer
Who doesn't love a good broadway show?—Before there was Hamilton or An American in Paris, ballet choreographers were offering Broadway-inspired work for the ballet stage. Carousel (A Dance), Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, and West Side Story Suite make for a blockbuster program by artists who not only define dance in our time, but have showcased their inimitable talents on Broadway with some mega blockbusters. -Peter Boal BALLET ON BROADWAY April 14 – 23, 2017

New Suite - ft. Carrie Imler & Jonathan Porretta
William Forsythe's New Suite features 8 pas de deux with music from 3 different composers. Principal dancers Carrie Imler & Jonathan Porretta are rehearsing "Handel 4" with some commentary from Forsythe stager, Laura Graham. Director's Choice opens this Friday, March 17.

New Suite - Sarah Ricard Orza & Karel Cruz
CASTING for 1st weekend of Director's Choice is online: William Forsythe's New Suite is comprised of 8 pas de deux, Sarah Ricard Orza and Karel Cruz are featured here in the Bach pas de deux.

Her Door to the Sky excerpt
Jessica Lang's Her Door to the Sky was commissioned by PNB and Jacob's Pillow Dance. The new work had its world premiere at the Dance Festival last summer and will have its Seattle premiere on March 17, 2017. Footage courtesy of Jacob's Pillow Dance festival.

Behind-the-scenes at PNB's made-for-VR work, Silent Resonance. Choreographed by Price Suddarth and performed by Emma Love Suddarth and Miles Pertl. World premiere March 9

Her Door to the Sky - ft. Matthew Renko
Jessica Lang was very busy in 2016, she choreographed 6 new works for 5 companies, including American Ballet Theatre, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Seattle will have their chance to see "Her Door to the Sky" this March in our Director's Choice program. Featuring PNB Soloist Matthew Renko.

Director's Choice trailer
"I treasure the opportunity to bring our audiences and dancers new works, and Rep 4 is often the place to find them. We’ll discover Jessica Lang’s arresting original work inspired by the landscapes of Georgia O’Keeffe, alongside a work created for the Dutch National Ballet just last year by David Dawson, plus the return of New Suite, William Forsythe’s refreshing collage of duets." -PNB Artistic Director Peter Boal

Behind-the-Scenes: Silent Resonance
* PNB in VR! * Local fans are first to see PNB's first virtual reality film: Silent Resonance, choreographed by PNB's Price Suddarth, danced by Emma Love Suddarth and Miles Pertl, and produced by Pixvana. Join us at the PNB STARS event March 9 at Metropolist for your ballet/VR fix. More:

Season Preview 2017-2018
*PNB NEWS* The 2017-2018 season includes Jewels, Swan Lake, Crystal Pite, William Forsythe, Justin Peck and more... DETAILS:

Cendrillon - Director's Notes with Peter Boal
We are the first American company to perform Jean-Christophe Maillot's Cendrillon. PNB Artistic Director Peter Boal discusses why he brought it to PNB.

Cendrillon - Pas de Deux
If you loved Noelani Pantastico and James Moore in Maillot's Roméo et Juliette, you won't want to miss them in Cendrillon. TICKETS:

Cendrillon - Stepmother & Stepsisters
ON STAGE NOW: we meet the Stepmother and Stepsisters in Jean-Christophe Maillot's Cendrillon. Dancers: Rachel Foster, Lesley Rausch and Sarah Ricard Orza.

Cendrillon - the Exotiques
While traveling the world looking for Cinderella, the Prince and his friends stumble upon the foreign country of the bewitching Exotics.

Cendrillon - Pas de deux rehearsal
Cinderella and the Prince falling in love... Noelani Pantastico and James Moore rehearsing for Opening Night this Friday.

Cinderella's Ball
Our dancers are putting the finishing touches on Cendrillon. ✨ Tune into our LIVE studio rehearsal tonight fom 5-6pm PST: ✨

TutuTuesday with a Twist
#TutuTuesday with Bernice Coppieters, the original Fairy in Maillot's Cendrillon. Coppieters visited Seattle for two weeks last month to teach our dancers the choreography. The costumes for Cendrillon were designed by Jérôme Kaplan. Seattle audiences are familiar with Kaplan, as he also designed Roméo et Juliette and Don Quixote. Footage courtesy of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.

Cendrillon's TV Spot
From the creators of Roméo et Juliette, Pacific Northwest Ballet presents a new Cinderella. Cendrillon is a passionate love story from one of the world's leading dance storytellers, Jean-Christophe Maillot. With Prokofiev's music played by the PNB Orchestra, this American premiere is a fresh take on the classic fairytale. Tickets:

Backstage at The Nutcracker! Steven Loch becoming Herr Drosselmeier with makeup artist Shelby Richardson-Rogers.

PNB's Holiday Card 2017
Happy Holidays from PNB ❤

PNB's Waltz of the Snowflakes
❄️Did you hear there's a forecast of SNOW at McCaw Hall through December 28?❄️ Tickets start at $30:

Being Clara
This will be Eden's second year of being Clara in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®. This important role is only taught to two young ballerinas each winter, which means Eden will dance in 21 performances this year. Tickets start at $25:

Flowers - from Studio to Stage
A look into how the magic is made... Featuring Noelani Pantastico as Dewdrop.

Mannequin Challenge
#MannequinChallenge accepted: aka. Every Snowflake's Worst Nightmare.

Returning to George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®
On and offstage couple, Sarah Ricard Orza and Seth Orza have a long history with George Balanchine's The Nutcracker; before they were dancers at Pacific Northwest Ballet, they performed Mr. B's Nutcracker with New York City Ballet. This will be the second year they're dancing the title roles together, Sarah as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Seth as her Cavalier. Their 3-year old daughter can't wait. 💕

Stravinsky Violin Concerto - Aria 1
ON STAGE NOW: Principal dancers, Lesley Rausch & Jerome Tisserand performing the first Aria in George Balanchine's Stravinsky Violin Concerto. Brief Fling runs through November 13:

Thriller - ft. PNB Professional Division students
How ballet dancers do Halloween. Thanks to the Professional Division students (led by Kuu Sakuragi) for their awesome dance moves and full commitment to costumes!

Jiří Kylián's Forgotten Land excerpt
If you enjoyed Jiří Kylián's Petite Mort, you won't want to miss his Forgotten Land. Inspired by the artwork of Edvard Munch (The Scream), this ballet fills the stage with unbridled energy and haunting loss. Join us at BRIEF FLING, November 4 – 13, 2016.

Brief Fling trailer
BRIEF FLING includes three powerhouse choreographers: Twyla Tharp, Jiri Kylian and George Balanchine. Performances happening Nov. 4 – 13.

World Ballet Day 2016 - Pacific Northwest Ballet's Opening Night
Our pre-taped segment for World Ballet Day 2016, which provides a look at our Opening Night of the 2016-2017 Season. Performance experts includes Benjamin Millepied's 3 Movements and Appassionata, along with George Balanchine's Symphony in C. Available for viewing through November 4, 2016. A huge thank you to San Francisco Ballet for hosting us!

WORLD BALLET DAY. Pacific Northwest Ballet. Join us LIVE. We are here in Seattle with Artistic Director, Peter Boal and Principal dancer, Carrie Imler #WorldBalletDay. Watch the full 20-hour live event here

#22pushups for #22KILL
We're doing 22 push ups to raise awareness about an issue near and dear to our hearts: 22 US Veterans commit suicide every single day. We honor our veterans and want to help raise awareness on this important issue. Listen up, Peter Boal has issued challenges to some of our ballet friends far and wide: Jahna Frantziskonis, Eric Hipolito, Benjamin Millepied, Edwaard Liang, Lourdes Lopez and Kiyon Gaines Ross #594pushups for #22KILL

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