September at PNB has been busy! Company dancers are back in rehearsal, the PNB School is back in session, and we’re all busy preparing for our return to McCaw Hall this month. With a mixture of joy and trepidation, we’re stretching our collective muscles, breathing deeply, and turning our eyes on the horizon. Keep scrolling to read about everything we’re up to this month!
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The Nutcracker Returns
In-person tickets to George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® are on sale now! Add some sparkle and magic to your calendar this winter and reserve your seat for this holiday favorite. Click here to learn more, or to buy your tickets today. (Digital tickets to stream The Nutcracker will go on sale at a later date.)
Welcome New Dancers
We’re excited to welcome four new dancers to the PNB Company this year! Jonathan Batista, James Kirby Rogers, Ginabel Peterson, and Lily Wills will bring a wealth of experience and talent to the PNB stage this season. Read more about these new Company dancers on the PNB Blog.
The safety of our artists, staff, and audiences continues to be our first priority as we return to live performances. Masks and proof of vaccination (or a negative Covid test) will be required for patrons joining us in person this fall. Check our website’s Health and Safety page for the most up-to-date information.
Our first Rep of the season, Singularly Cerrudo, opens on September 24. This performance will be subscriber-only, so if you wish to join us please consider purchasing a season subscription today. Click here to see a sneak peek video of the entire season!
Forge Our Future
After a challenging hiatus, we are back to McCaw Hall! If there’s anything we’ve learned in the last eighteen months, it’s that ballet can heal and inspire. You can help us continue innovating, build community through dance, and forge our future by making a gift today! Click here to shape a stronger, better future for PNB.
Class Is in Session!
Do you know a young dancer ready to join us in the PNB School studios? We have immediate space available in Seattle and Bellevue for children 5 and up, including a Seattle class just for young boys! Click here to learn more about PNB School classes and our fall 2021 offerings.
Curious what the PNB dancers were up to this summer? Head over to Instagram to catch up on all their adventures and performances. From Jacob’s Pillow, to hiking through Redwood forests, to welcoming new babies into the family – they’ve been busy!
Featured photo: PNB Company Dancers celebrate their return to the studios, photo © Kiyon Ross.
Photos: Cecilia Iliesiu and Dammiel Cruz in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust, photo © Lindsay Thomas. Jonathan Batista in George Balanchine’s Agon, choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust, photo © Jana Carson. Lindsay Thomas and Christopher Wheeldon review footage from Curious Kingdom, photo © Angela Sterling. Elle Macy and Dylan Wald review footage from Curious Kingdom, photo © Angela Sterling. Noelani Pantastico and Lucien Postlewaite in Alejandro Cerrudo’s Silent Ghost, photo © Angela Sterling. PNB Company dancers bow, photo © Angela Sterling. PNB School students, photo © Lindsay Thomas. Dylan Wald & Elle Macy perform Ulysses Dove’s Red Angels at the 2021 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, photo © Jamie Kraus Photography.