04 - Interview with Jonathan Porretta, PNB Principal Dancer

04 - Interview with Jonathan Porretta, PNB Principal Dancer

Beyond the Barre

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Jonathan Porretta is one of the most beloved dancers at Pacific Northwest Ballet. But his journey to principal dancer wasn’t easy: he grew up different: gay, lonely, and teased in a small New Jersey town, following a dream that those around him couldn’t understand. Award-winning arts journalist Marcie Sillman chronicles the dancer’s tale in a new, all-ages coffee-table book called Out There: Jonathan Porretta’s Life in Dance.  The book’s message...
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Jonathan Porretta is one of the most beloved dancers at Pacific Northwest Ballet. But his journey to principal dancer wasn’t easy: he grew up different: gay, lonely, and teased in a small New Jersey town, following a dream that those around him couldn’t understand. Award-winning arts journalist Marcie Sillman chronicles the dancer’s tale in a new, all-ages coffee-table book called Out There: Jonathan Porretta’s Life in Dance.  The book’s message...
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