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2017-18 Roster Changes, Including Where 2017 PDs and Level VIII's Are Heading

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According to the 2017 graduation program, the PDs and Level VIII's are doing this next year:

 

New apprentices for Pacific Northwest Ballet:

 

  • Christopher D’Ariano
  • Clara Ruf-Maldonado
  • Genevieve Waldorf

 

Congratulations to them, and I look forward to seeing more of them this coming season :flowers:

 

Among the Level VIII's, two will join the Professional Division at PNBS:

  • Annika Greenig
  • Grace Rookstool

 

2017 graduates of the PD program will be joining these companies or attending these universities:

 

Alberta Ballet, Apprentice:

Kuu Sakuragi

 

Ballet Austin:

Dallas Finley

 

Caroline Ballet:

Luke Potgieter

 

Colorado Ballet:

Camille Reaux

 

Ballet Idaho:

  • Anissa Bailis
  • Ashley Baker

 

Oregon Ballet Theatre II:

Christopher Brown

 

University of Oregon:

Madeline Davis

 

University of Southern California:

Juliette Ochoa

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Hmm, Clara Ruf Maldonado was an apprentice at NYCB for the past two years.  She did not attend the PD program nor was she a Level VIII.   Although I could be mistaken.....

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Haha! Good one, Sandik.  Mere human error, this time. The program is incorrect. As Nicolc said, Clara was not in the PNB program.  Though I don't doubt that many dancers would love that Hermoine Granger time device, allowing them to be in two places at once!

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I am so bummed Kuu Sakuragi did not get a contract with PNB.  As I watched Steven Loch's Next Step piece, I tried to work through my grief.  Kuu puts everything into everything!  Not even one half count is ever wasted.  I can only hope he will come to PNB some day, like Elizabeth Murphy.  I would even pay and drive across a bridge to see him perform in the new Francia Russell Center performance space when he comes home to visit family.

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36 minutes ago, Arizona Native said:

 Though I don't doubt that many dancers would love that Hermoine Granger time device, allowing them to be in two places at once!

 

Audience members too!

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3 minutes ago, seattle_dancer said:

I am so bummed Kuu Sakuragi did not get a contract with PNB.  As I watched Steven Loch's Next Step piece, I tried to work through my grief.  Kuu puts everything into everything!  Not even one half count is ever wasted.  I can only hope he will come to PNB some day, like Elizabeth Murphy.  I would even pay and drive across a bridge to see him perform in the new Francia Russell Center performance space when he comes home to visit family.

 

Your lips to the gods' ears.

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The writing's been on the wall for several seasons: the Company needs taller men, and great, but shorter, talent has gone elsewhere.

 

 

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It seems like there has been quite a few tall men hired lately:  Miles Pertl, Dammiel Cruz, Dylan Wald, Guillaume Basso.

 

i had seen Kuu dance and partner company dancers in Symphony and C and at least one other PNB Company piece this past season, so I was hopeful.

 

if he doesn't find a way to PNB I would also love for Helgi to acquire him at SFB.  He took their summer course last year, so I was hopeful there too.

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