Peter Boal Heads West

Later this year Peter Boal leaves New York City Ballet to take over Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. “NYCB is the major repository and custodian of the Balanchine heritage. PNB is a bit like NYCB in its early days, when every Balanchine premiere stirred controversy as well as delight. And the Seattle company can afford to take chances on new ideas as to what dancing is all about. Peter Boal’s mental suitcase is packed. In many ways, he has already left home.”

Source: Village Voice - 03/08/05