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Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces Dancer Promotions

bird_of_paradise_tutu_2_72dpi Pacific Northwest Ballet has just announced their company promotions for the 2010-11 season. (Drum roll, please...) It is with great pleasure that Class Act Tutu extends a hearty congratulations to Miss Laura Gilbreath, our stunning model on the left, on her promotion to the rank of soloist! Woohoo! 

 "Laura Gilbreath is from Hammond, Louisiana. She trained with Phoebe Brantley in Baton Rouge, Joseph Giacobbe and Richard Rholdon in New Orleans, and on scholarship at the School of American Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2003 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2004. She has danced leading roles in George Balanchine's Diamonds, Prodigal Son, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Serenade, Rubies, and Symphony in C; Ulysses Dove's Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven and Red Angels; William Forsythe's One Flat Thing, reproduced; Ronald Hynd's The Sleeping Beauty; Jiri Kylian's Petite Mort; Brian Reeder's Lost Language of the Flight Attendant; Jerome Robbins' In the Night and West Side Story Suite; Kent Stowell's Nutcracker and Silver Lining; and Susan Stroman's TAKE FIVE...More or Less. Ms. Gilbreath has performed as a guest artist with Lafayette Ballet Theatre." --Information courtesy Pacific Northwest Ballet

Additional promotions include: Seth Orza--principal, Sarah Ricard Orza--soloist, Chelsea Adomaitis, Ryan Cardea, and Ezra Thomson--corps de ballet.

Congratulations one and all! We can't wait to see what this new season has in store for you!

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