The curtain comes down on Pacific Northwest Ballet’s (PNB) 41st season on June 8 with its annual Season Encore Performance, a reprise of some of PNB’s greatest hits.
The Season Encore performance will pay tribute to retiring principal dancer Kaori Nakamura, departing corps de ballet members Andrew Bartee and Liora Neuville and retiring executive director D. David Brown.
Nakamura, who joined PNB as a soloist in 1997 and was promoted to principal in 1998, will join the PNB School faculty upon her retirement from performing,
Neuville trained on full scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet School from 2005 to 2007. She then joined PNB as an apprentice in 2007 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2008. She is leaving to pursue a nursing degree,
Bartee, originally from Everett, Wash., joined Pacific Northwest Ballet School in 2003. He joined PNB as an apprentice in 2008 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2009. He will join Ballet BC this summer.
The Season Encore Performance will start at 6:30 p.m. at McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St.). Ticket information is available at PNB.org or by calling (206) 441-2424.