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Pacific Northwest Ballet - Flemming Halby Dance Student Exchange Program

     Pacific Northwest Ballet School (PNBS) was founded in 1974 and has achieved national recognition as one of the leading dance institutions in the country. Beginning in 2007, Scan|Design Foundation partnered with Northwest Danish Foundation to establish the Fleming Halby Dance Student Exchange Program in honor of Flemming Halby, retired school principal. Mr Halby, a Dane, had a long career with the Royal Danish Ballet before joining the Pacific Northwest Ballet in the 1970's.

     Two students from the Royal Danish Ballet School (RDBS) attend PNBS's 5-week Summer Course in July. In addition to taking courses with the Company, members of Northwest Danish Foundation introduce the students to various aspects of the Pacific Northwest region.

     Two PNB Professional Division students attend the Royal Danish Ballet School's 7-week summer course in August and September.  In addition to taking classes with the Company, attending Company performances, and learning the Bournonville style of dance, PNB's students are able to explore and experience Denmark during their stay with the assistance of a Copenhagen based Coordinator.

2007 Recipients  

                                                                                           

Emma Love

Emma is from Wichita, Kansas. She studied with Sharon Rogers and on scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and attended summer courses at Central Pennsylvanis Youth Ballet, Ballet Academy East, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She was a 2004 and 2005 recipient of a Kansas Cultural Trust Grant.  Ms. Love joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2008 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2009.

 

Andrew Bartee

Andrew is from Everett, Washington. He studied on scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet School and attended summer courses at Pacific Northwest Ballet School and the School of American Ballet. He is a 2007 Pricess Grace Award winner. Mr. Bartee joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2008 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2009.

 

Christian Hammekin

Christian is originally from Frederiksberg, Denmark. He was educated at the Ballet School at the Royal Danish Theatre. In 2004 he joined the Royal Danish Ballet as an apprentice and became a member of the corps de ballet in 2006. He was an inaugural member of the Flemming Halby Dance Exchange, coming to PNB in 2007.

 

Sigmund Hegstad

Born in Oslo, Sigmund Hegstad was educated at the Norwegian National Ballet School from 2000-2003 and at the Canadian National Ballet School from 2003-2006. He became a member of the corps de ballet at the Royal Danish Ballet in 2007.  He was an inaugural member of the Flemming Halby Dance Exchange, coming to Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2007.

 

 

2008 Recipients  

     

Eric Hipolito, Jr.

Eric is from Seattle, Washington. He trained on scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, beginning as a DanceChance student in 1998. He is the first recipient of the Jerome Robbins Scholarship from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Mr. Hipolito joined PNB Company as a corps de ballet dancer in 2008, becoming the first Pacific Northwest Ballet School DanceChance student to join the company.

 

Stephan Possin

Stephan is from Woodinville, Washington. Over the last five years, he has advanced to Pacific Northwest Ballet's Professional division Level, where he will take classes full-time and perform on stage in some PNB Company productions. 

 

 

2009 Recipients  

                                                                                   

Ezra Thomson

Ezra is from San Bernadino, California. He studied on scholarship at Riverside Ballet Arts, Orlando Ballet School, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School and attended summer courses at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, the School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, National Ballet School (Canada), The Rock School, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and Burklyn Ballet Theatre.  He danced with Orland Ballet before joining Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2009.  He was promoted to corps de ballet in 2010.

 

Ryan Cardea

Ryan is from New York, New York. He studied at the School of American Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and attended summer courses at American Ballet Theatre, Chautauqua School of Dance, Miami City Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School.  Mr. Cardea joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2009 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2010.

 
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2010 Recipients

 

Jordan Veit

Jordan is from Seattle, Washington, and is currently a scholarship student in Pacific Northwest Ballet School's Professional Division.  He has trained at PNB School since 2001, and has studied in summer programs at PNB, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet School, and School of American Ballet.  Jordan originated leading roles in Bruce Wells' Hansel and Gretel and Pinocchio and has performed in various PNB Company productions.

 

Stephanie Sahlgren

Stephanie has been dancing at the Royal Danish Ballet School for eight year and proudly joined the corps at the Royal Danish Ballet this summer.

 

 

Andreas Kaas

Andreas is a 1st year apprentice with the Royal Danish Ballet

 

 

2011 Recipients

 

 

Laura Anne Wallace

 
 

Jeppe Johan Hougaard Banke

1st year apprentice with the Royal Danish Ballet

Evaluation

 

Astrid Grarup Elbo

Astrid started at the Royal Danish Ballet School when she was 7 years old.  She will begin her 11th year with The Royal Danish  Ballet this coming season as a 2nd year apprentice.   Evaluation

 

Stephanie Chen Gundorph Moeller

Stephanie started at The Royal Danish Ballet School when she was 8 years old.  She will begin her 10th year with The Royal Danish Ballet this coming season and has been promoted to a 2nd year apprentice.   Evaluation

 

Ida Praetorius

Ida started at The Royal Danish Ballet School when she was 8 years old.  In 2010 she became a 1st year apprentice with the Royal Danish Ballet and just had her debut on the American Tour with the Royal Danish Ballet as the Danish student in "The Lesson" by Flemming Flindt.   Evaluation

 

 

2012 Recipients

 

Enrico Hipolito

 

 

Andreas Kaas

Andreas is a 3rd year apprentice with the Royal Danish Ballet. 

 

Viktoria Falck-Schmidt

Viktoria joined the Royal Danish Ballet as an apprentice in 2010.

 

 

 

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