Peter Boal – PNB In Waiting

Peter Boal is finishing up his career dancing with New York City Ballet before moving to take over directing Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet. What might he bring to PNB? “Boal is a rare commodity—a great dancer who is not a great star. Charisma, an essential element for stardom, is not part of his makeup—though he’s a disarmingly nice fellow on- and offstage. The glory of Boal’s dancing lies in the fact that it is not dependent on expressive personality. Indeed, it’s entirely free from self-advertisement.”

Source: Seeing Things (AJBlogs) - 01/24/05