Photo © AngelaSterlingPhoto.com: Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancers James Yoichi Moore and Noelani Pantastico in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette, which PNB presented online as part of its all-digital 20/21 season, and will be bringing back live on stage for the current season, Feb. 4 through Feb. 13. This will be the last time Pantastico performs for PNB as she is retiring after closing matinee.
Photo © AngelaSterlingPhoto.com: Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancers James Yoichi Moore and Noelani Pantastico in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette, which PNB presented online as part of its all-digital 20/21 season, and will be bringing back live on stage for the current season, Feb. 4 through Feb. 13. This will be the last time Pantastico performs for PNB as she is retiring after closing matinee.

Jean-Christophe Maillot’s masterful Roméo et Juliette returns to the Pacific Northwest Ballet stage at McCaw Hall next month.

It was premiered in 1996 by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, where Maillot is resident choreographer and artistic director. His contemporary interpretation has been hailed throughout the world as “one of the most beautiful ballets adapted from Shakespeare’s masterpiece,” (Scènes Magazine), and instantly became an audience favorite and a signature work in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s repertory when the company presented its West Coast premiere in 2008.

Roméo et Juliette runs for nine performances, Feb. 4 through Feb. 13. Tickets start at $30. Roméo et Juliette will also stream digitally from Feb. 24 through Feb. 28, for people to watch from the comfort of home. Tickets for the digital access are $35. For tickets and additional information, contact the PNB Box Office at  206-441-2424, online at PNB.org or in person at 301 Mercer St.

(Audience Advisory: Content may not be appropriate for young children.)

Health & Safety: In accordance with current King County regulations, PNB patrons 12 and older must be able to show proof that they are fully vaccinated before entering McCaw Hall. All patrons must be masked. For details and more information, please visit PNB.org/Health.

The show must go on: Pacific Northwest Ballet is committed to honoring its performance calendar. Performances will not be cancelled for sleet, snow, or Seattle traffic.

In the unlikely event that the status of a performance does change, an announcement will be posted on PNB.org.

 

PNB principal dancer announces retirement

Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Noelani Pantastico has announced that after a 25-year dancing career, she is retiring to accept a position on the faculty of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.

Pantastico trained at CPYB before being hired at PNB in 1997. She was promoted to soloist in 2001 and principal in 2004. In 2008 she left PNB to join Les Ballets de Monte Carlo; in 2015 she returned to PNB.

PNB audiences have one more opportunity to watch. Pantastico perform, in the lead role of Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette, Feb. 4 through Feb. 13. Ms. Pantastico is scheduled to dance on opening night, beginning 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4, and closing matinee, at 1 p.m. Feb. 13, as well as additional performances to be announced. Visit PNB.org for up-to-date casting.