Pacific Northwest Ballet

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

Principal Dancers

Louise Nadeau is from Long Island, New York. She trained at the Alexandra School of Ballet in St. Louis and the School of American Ballet. She danced with Basel Ballet and Kansas City Ballet before joining Pacific Northwest Ballet as a Soloist in 1990. She was promoted to Principal in 1992.

Ms. Nadeau has performed leading roles in George Balanchine's Agon, Apollo, Ballet Imperial, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Chaconne, Concerto Barocco, Divertimento No. 15, Duo Concertant, Emeralds, The Four Temperaments, La Sonnambula, La Valse, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Titania, Helena, Divertissement pas de deux), Pavane, Rubies, Serenade, Stars and Stripes, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Symphony in C, Tarantella, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Theme and Variations, and Who Cares?; Todd Bolender's Souvenirs; Donald Byrd's Subtext Rage; August Bournonville's Bournonville Variations; Val Caniparoli's The Bridge; William Forsythe's Artifact II; Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow (Hanna) and The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora, Princess Florine); Edwaard Liang's Für Alina; José Limón's The Moor's Pavane;

Louise Nadeau in Kent Stowell's Swan Lake. (Photo: Ben Kerns)
Eugene Loring's Billy the Kid; Jean-Christophe Maillot's Roméo et Juliette (Lady Capulet); Peter Martins' Fearful Symmetries and Valse Triste; Vicente Nebrada's Lento a Tempo e Appassionato; Marius Petipa's Don Quixote and Paquita; Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free, In the Night, and The Concert; Kent Stowell's Carmina Burana, Cinderella (Cinderella), Coppélia (Swanilda), Delicate Balance, Firebird, Hail to the Conquering Hero, Kammergarten Tänze, Nutcracker (Clara), Orpheus Portrait, Palacios Dances, Pas de Deux Campagnolo, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Swan Lake (Odette/Odile), and Zirkus Weill; Richard Tanner's Ancient Airs and Dances; Paul Taylor's Roses; Lynne Taylor-Corbett's The Quilt; Glen Tetley's Voluntaries; Twyla Tharp's Nine Sinatra Songs and Waterbaby Bagatelles; Antony Tudor's Jardin aux Lilas; Rudi van Dantzig's Ginastera; and Christopher Wheeldon's Polyphonia and Variations Sérieuses. She originated roles in Donald Byrd's Capricious Night, Val Caniparoli's Torque, Mark Dendy's Symmetries, Paul Gibson's The Piano Dance and Rush, Miriam Mahdaviani's And Then Again…, Kevin O'Day's Aract and [soundaroun(d)dance], Kent Stowell's Quaternary and Silver Lining, and Olivier Wevers' Shindig.

Ms. Nadeau performed the Divertissement pas de deux 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 2000, she participated in The George Balanchine Foundation's Interpreters Archive series, dancing excerpts from Balanchine's Agon, coached by Melissa Hayden. In 2005, she performed with Peter Boal and Company.

Headshot Photography: Angela Sterling