Peter Boal

Peter Boal is Artistic Director of Pacific Northwest Ballet and Director of Pacific Northwest Ballet School. Mr. Boal assumed directorship of Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2005 following a 22-year career as a dancer with New York City Ballet. In addition to working with George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Peter Martins, Mr. Boal originated roles in more than 30 new ballets. He received his training at the School of American Ballet (SAB), joined New York City Ballet in 1983, and was promoted to principal dancer in 1989. From 1997 to 2005, he was a full-time faculty member at SAB. In 2004, he founded Peter Boal and Company, a critically acclaimed chamber ensemble. In 1996, Mr. Boal received the Dance Magazine Award, and in 2000, he received a New York Dance and Performance Award.