Pacific Northwest Ballet

Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) is a ballet company based in Seattle, Washington in the United States. It is said to have the highest per capita attendance in the United States, with 11,000 subscribers in 2004. The company performs with 46 dancers, eleven of whom are principals; eight are soloists, twenty-three corps de ballet dancers, as well as four apprentices. There are over 100 performances throughout the year. PNB performs in McCaw Hall at the Seattle Center. It is especially known for its performance of the Stowell/Maurice Sendak Nutcracker, which it has been presenting since 1983 as well as made into a feature film. In 2006, the company was chosen to perform in the Fall for Dance Festival at New York's City Center Theatre and at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. In October 2007, PNB dancers Noelani Pantastico, Lindsi Dec, and Benjamin Griffiths, along with Pantastico's husband Brady Hartley, created the website PNB Unleashed. The website functions as a "more in-depth, behind the scenes perspective of the lives of PNB dancers and the necessary steps to creating a successful performance." Pacific Northwest Ballet was founded in 1972, after the two-month residency of First...
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