Jump to content

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you agree to accept cookies, unless you've opted out. (US government web page with instructions to opt out: http://www.usa.gov/optout-instructions.shtml)

PNB Second Stage

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Helene



  • Administrators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,392 posts

Posted 15 September 2011 - 11:14 AM

PNB Second Stage program provides support for dancers during their careers to prepare for their second, post-ballet career.

Program co-founder Maria Chapman and retired PNB dancer Jordan Pacitti were interviewed yesterday on Seattle station KING; the video can be found here:


The opening film clip is of Chapman dancing with newly retired dancer Jeffrey Stanton in the Second Movement of "Symphony in C", and a little into the interview, she dances with Stanton in "Emeralds".

Chapman is a Principal Dancer with the company, and since the inception of the program has taken classes through the PNB/Seattle University program through which Seattle U faculty teach on premises. She said she was in the arts management degree program that is part of this joint venture.

Pacitti created a fragrance line while he was still dancing and has expanded it greatly since he retired. Studio audience members were lucky to take home candles.

#2 SandyMcKean


    Gold Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 969 posts

Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:59 PM

The link provides a written story, but I could find no video (even after various searches).


I've been supporting Second Stage for many years now. Of all the contributions I give to various causes, the contributions I make to Second Stage give me the most satisfaction. That I can help in some small way by assisting the dancers to tackle the greatest sacrifice they've made for me (having to find a new career after the age of 40) is the best Thank You I can imagine.

If you are a member of the PNB audience and haven't thought of contributing to Second stage, I encourage you to do so. Contributions can be made by contacting:

Second Stage
c/o Pacific Northwest Ballet
301 Mercer St., Seattle, WA 98109
(Make checks payable to Pacific Northwest Ballet)


Contact Clare Hausmann: Giving@pnb.org | phone: 206.441.3593

#3 Helene



  • Administrators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,392 posts

Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:31 PM

The dancers donate their salaries from opening night of one program each year to the fund.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Help support Ballet Alert! and Ballet Talk for Dancers year round by using this search box for your amazon.com purchases (adblockers may block display):