Artistic Director Peter Boal announced today that former PNB Principal dancer and current Les Ballets de Monte Carlo Principal dancer Lucien Postlewaite will return to Pacific Northwest Ballet this fall for the 2017-2018 Season.
“At PNB, relationships between audiences and dancers run deep,” Boal says. “We love watching new dancers take the stage and look forward to seeing seasoned dancers return to signature roles. When a dancer leaves the company, we feel the loss. Every now and then, a favorite returns like a prodigal son. I’m so pleased to announce Lucien Postlewaite is coming home. He’ll be returning to PNB next season stepping into roles both familiar and new. After a five year tenure with Les Ballets de Monte Carlo we are so pleased to welcome Lucien back to Seattle.”
Postlewaite joined PNB in 2003 and left in 2012 to join Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. He has returned for guest appearances in Les Ballets de Monte Carlo director Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette and Cendrillon.
“I am excited to be joining PNB for the coming season,” says Postlewaite. “While I’d say I spent my formative years at PNB, my time at Les Ballets de Monte Carlo has been transformative. I look forward to reinterpreting the roles I’ve already danced with a fresh perspective and to exploring the creations and works that have been added to PNB’s repertoire since I left five years ago. I am grateful to Peter Boal for this opportunity to return home and am eager to continue my artistic journey with my Seattle friends, colleagues and audience.”
Born in Santa Cruz, California, Lucien Postlewaite trained at the School of American Ballet in New York and Pacific Northwest Ballet School in Seattle. He joined Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2003, was promoted to soloist in 2007, and principal in 2008, when he also received a Princess Grace Award. In 2012, he joined Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, directed by choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot, as a principal dancer. He performed leading roles in ballets including, La Belle, Cendrillon, Roméo et Juliette, Vers un Pays Sage, LAC, CHORÉ, and Casse-Noisette Compagnie.
Mr. Postlewaite was a founding member of Seattle based contemporary dance company, Whim W’Him. He has performed as a guest artist with the New York City Ballet and has appeared in galas around the U.S. as well as in China and Japan.
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