PNB to Lose a Gem of a Dancer, but Gain a Brilliant Teacher

Kaori Nakamura’s coming retirement marks the end of her dazzling presence onstage and the beginning of her invaluable teaching at PNB School.

01/24/2014 By Jeremy Novak


Pacific Northwest Ballet Takes Flight with 'Air Twyla'

Choreographer Twyla Tharp's premiere works take center stage for PNB's 2013-14 season opener.

09/23/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Carla Körbes

We chat with the PNB star about how Seattle has helped her grow as a dancer.

05/30/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld


Carla Körbes Dances Balanchine in PNB’s Season Finale

The Director’s Choice program features two Balanchine works and a world premiere by Christopher Wheeldon.

05/22/2013 By Laura Dannen

Dance News

"When Carla Körbes Dances, Time Stops"

See what Vanity Fair is talking about when Pacific Northwest Ballet dances Roméo et Juliette.

01/31/2013 By Laura Dannen

Fall Arts Preview

Sparring Session with Mark Morris

If the choreographer wasn’t so frustratingly good at his day job, he’d make a great trial lawyer.

10/29/2012 By Laura Dannen

Dance News

Ballet Invites NASA "Mohawk Guy" for Performance in September

Bobak Ferdowsi joins an astronaut and a Star Trek star for a sci-fi-themed anniversary celebration.

08/23/2012 By Laura Dannen


Remembering Maurice Sendak

The king of the ‘Wild Things’ died May 8 at age 83.

05/08/2012 By Laura Dannen

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Lucien Postlewaite

The Pacific Northwest Ballet star just gave his notice—find out what’s in his future.

04/12/2012 By Laura Dannen and Seth Sommerfeld

Dance Preview

Hip Hop for Ballerinas

Montreal choreographer Victor Quijada fuses breakdancing and ballet in a new work for PNB.

03/12/2012 By Laura Dannen


Behind the Scenes of Don Quixote, the $3 Million Ballet

Pacific Northwest Ballets presents the U.S. premiere of this updated classic.

02/02/2012 By Laura Dannen


Pacific Northwest Ballet Premiere’s a New Quixote

Don Quixote makes its U.S. debut this month at Pacific Northwest Ballet.

01/25/2012 By Laura Dannen


The Week in Review(s)

Misfits and oddballs ruled our cultural calendar.

09/30/2011 By Laura Dannen


TONIGHT: Meet Ballet’s "It Boy" Chris Wheeldon at PNB

The choreographer is in house for a special preview of his new work.

09/21/2011 By Laura Dannen

Dance Preview

PNB’s Season Encore

Last chance to toast eight dancers departing from Pacific Northwest Ballet.

06/08/2011 By Annie Rose Favreau

Dance Preview

A World Premiere of Giselle at PNB

Dancing, death, and drama at the ballet.

06/01/2011 By Annie Rose Favreau

Dance News

Olivier Wevers Leaves PNB

The longtime principal dancer will focus on his new troupe Whim W’Him.

03/29/2011 By Laura Dannen

Dance Review

PNB’s Contemporary 4 One of Its Strongest Shows Yet

The corps de ballet seems as comfortable dancing Mark Morris as it does Balanchine.

03/22/2011 By Laura Dannen

Taste of the Town

Taste of the Town: Ariana Lallone

Pacific Northest Ballet principal Ariana Lallone spins through her favorite Seattle food spots.

03/08/2011 By Hilary Meyerson