Maria Chapman Announces Retirement, After Her Final Bow

PNB’s Maria Chapman in Balanchine’s Apollo. Photo by Angela Sterling, Courtesy PNB. Julie Kent. Carla Körbes. Paloma Herrera. Xiomara Reyes. Over the past year, each of these phenomenal ballerinas took their final bows. Yesterday, Pacific Northwest Ballet broke the news that another dancer of the same generation has retired: principal Maria Chapman. The sudden announcement wasn’t made until after her […]

Working Out With Maria Chapman

This Pacific Northwest Ballet principal goes for a run almost every day.   Above: In Kiyon Gaines’ Sum Stravinsky. Photo by Angela Sterling, Courtesy PNB.     As a kid, Pacific Northwest Ballet principal Maria Chapman loved sprinting, but she gave it up for ballet at age 13. She started running again only after joining […]

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