Posted by: trailerpilot | 03:24::2009

Making it work.

This isn’t apropos of much, but for personal reasons I found this article on Peter Boal’s first five years as AD of Pacific Northwest Ballet interesting. Boal was one of my favorite teachers at SAB and, having spent five years at PNB in both the school and company, I was pleased and excited to hear he had taken over for Francia Russell and Kent Stowell in 2004.

He takes a sensitive, intelligent, and subtle approach both to dancing and teaching; it’s good to get word (both from the article and from former colleagues still at the company) he’s transitioned into leadership with the same kind of style and class.

Here’s an interview Boal gave to Vail’s TV8 last summer about PNB’s appearance at the Vail International Dance Festival:

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