Pacific Northwest Ballet

Batkhurel Bold
Casey Herd
Carrie Imler
Carla Körbes
Ariana Lallone
Stanko Milov
Louise Nadeau
Kaori Nakamura
Noelani Pantastico
Jonathan Porretta
Jeffrey Stanton
Mara Vinson
Miranda Weese
Olivier Wevers
Corps de Ballet

Principal Dancers

Noelani Pantastico is from Oahu, Hawaii. She trained at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and attended summer courses at Pacific Northwest Ballet School from 1994 to 1996. She joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 1997. She was promoted to corps de ballet in 1998 and to Soloist in 2001. In 2004, she was made a Principal.

Ms. Pantastico has danced leading roles in George Balanchine's Agon, Apollo, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Chaconne, Concerto Barocco, Divertimento No. 15, Duo Concertant, Emeralds, The Four Temperaments, La Sonnambula, La Valse, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hermia, Divertissement pas de deux), Rubies, Serenade, Square Dance, Stars and Stripes, Symphony in C, Symphony in Three Movements, Theme and Variations, and Who Cares?; Val Caniparoli's The Bridge, Lambarena, and Torque; Nacho Duato's Jardí Tancat and Rassemblement; William Forsythe's In the middle somewhat elevated; Paul Gibson's Rush; Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow (Valencienne) and The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora); Peter Martins' Fearful Symmetries; Mark Morris's Pacific; Kevin O'Day's [soundaroun(d)ance]; Marius Petipa's Esmeralda Pas de Deux and Paquita; Kirk Peterson's Amazed in Burning Dreams; Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free and In the Night; Kent Stowell's Carmen, Carmina Burana, Cinderella (Cinderella), Coppélia (Swanilda), Duo Fantasy, Firebird, Hail to the Conquering Hero, Palacios Dances, Pas de Deux Campagnolo, Quaternary, Silver Lining, Swan Lake (Odette/Odile), and The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (Juliet); Lynne Taylor-Corbett's The Ballad of You and Me, Mercury, and The Quilt; Glen Tetley's Voluntaries; Twyla Tharp's Nine Sinatra Songs and Waterbaby Bagatelles; and Christopher Wheeldon's Polyphonia. Kent Stowell created Dual Lish for Ms. Pantastico in 2004. She also originated leading roles in Dominique Dumais' Time and other Matter, Paul Gibson's The Piano Dance and Sense of Doubt, Victor Quijada's Suspension of Disbelief, and Christopher Stowell's Quick Time and Zaïs.

Noelani Pantastico in Kent Stowell's Swan Lake. (Photo: Angela Sterling)
Ms. Pantastico was featured in the BBC's 1999 film version of PNB's production of Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream, filmed at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London. In 2004, she performed the second movement of Balanchine's Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet as a guest artist for New York City Ballet's Balanchine Centennial.

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Headshot Photography: Angela Sterling