Chalnessa Eames

PNB Soloist

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Chalnessa Eames © Angela Sterling

Chalnessa Eames is from Bellingham, Washington. She trained at Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton and the School of Royal Winnipeg Ballet and attended Pacific Northwest Ballet School's summer course. She joined Royal Winnipeg Ballet in 1996 and joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2001. She was promoted to soloist in 2007.

In 2002, Ms. Eames danced in the film version of Guy Madden's Dracula.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine's Agon, Coppélia, Emeralds, The Four Temperaments, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Butterfly), Rubies, Serenade, and Symphony in C; Todd Bolender's Souvenirs; Val Caniparoli's The Bridge, The Seasons, and Torque; Ulysses Dove's Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven, Serious Pleasures, and Vespers; Nacho Duato's Jardí Tancat and Rassemblement; Dominique Dumais' Scripted in the Body; Nicolo Fonte's Within/Without; William Forsythe's Artifact II and One Flat Thing, reproduced; Ronald Hynd's The Sleeping Beauty (Bluebird pas de deux, Gold and Silver pas de trois); Jiri Kylian's Petite Mort; José Limón's The Moor's Pavane; Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette (Nurse); Kirk Peterson's Amazed in Burning Dreams; Jerome Robbins' Dances at a Gathering and Fancy Free; Christopher Stowell's Zaïs; Kent Stowell's Cinderella (Stepsister), Delicate Balance, Nutcracker (Clara, Flora), Quaternary, and Silver Lining; Twyla Tharp's Afternoon Ball, In the Upper Room, and Nine Sinatra Songs; and Christopher Wheeldon's Variations Sérieuses.

Originated Leading Roles: Paul Gibson's The Piano Dance, Benjamin Millepied's 3 Movements, Jonathan Porretta's Lacrymosa, Victor Quijada's Suspension of Disbelief, Susan Stroman's TAKE FIVE … More or Less, Twyla Tharp's Opus 111, and Olivier Wevers' Shindig.

Featured Roles

George Balanchine's Ballet Imperial and Diamonds, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Concerto Barocco, The Four Temperaments, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Serenade, Symphony in Three Movements, and Theme and Variations; Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow; Marius Petipa's Paquita; Kent Stowell's Swan Lake and The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet; and Paul Taylor's Roses.

Originated Featured Roles: Dominique Dumais' Time and other Matter, and Christopher Stowell's Quick Time.

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