|An all-teen audience watches NEXT STEP rehearsals inside Studio C |
with with Artistic Director Peter Boal. Photo by Rex Tranter.
|Professional Division students Jahna Frantziskonis and |
Andy Garcia perform at Teen Night. Photo by Rex Tranter.
As a person who has seen the NEXT STEP performances evolve over the years, one of the greatest things I get to see is how a choreographer evolves and progresses in their ability to communicate an idea or vision to music. One person in particular for this year’s performance comes to mind, as he will not only be giving his last performance as a company dancer, but as a choreographer, is Barry Kerollis. Barry as a choreographer always has started with an initial message, and it is always deeply personal without bringing only his side of any story. To see Barry’s development over the years is a testament not only to him, but to the process and value that NEXT STEP has to offer. I certainly hope that he continues to explore his voice as a choreographer, and we wish him nothing but the best.
|PNB corps de ballet dancer and choreographer Barry Kerollis speaks|
about his new piece at Teen Night. Photo by Rex Tranter.
Stay tuned as we get even closer and eventually move into McCaw Hall, and be sure to get your tickets now to see your favorite dancers’ ideas come to life while seeing the professional dancers of tomorrow now!
Nicholas Ade, NEXT STEP Coordinator
Eastside School Principal, Pacific Northwest Ballet School