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Sondra Forsyth

Sondra Forsyth

 

Sondra Forsyth is a member of the Dance Critics Association and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. A former ballerina who danced principal roles with New York Dance Theatre and Huntington Ballet Theatre, she is a faculty member at Centralia Ballet Academy/Ballet Theatre of Washington in Centralia, Washington. Sondra founded Ballet Ambassadors in New York City and was the Artistic Director for 17 years with support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. She has served as a guest teacher for the American Ballet Theatre open classes and on the faculty of The School at Steps on Broadway, the Harkness Dance Center of the 92nd Street Y, the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Studio de Ballet Opera in Beirut, Lebanon. She was Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director with Jan Hanniford Goetz of Huntington School of Ballet and Huntington Ballet Theatre (now called Long Island Ballet Theatre) on Long Island. Her most notable teachers for dance were David Howard, Frank Ohman, Ana Roje, Mme. Gabriela Darvash, Thalia Mara, and Yurek Lazowski. Sondra is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of thirdAGE.com and formerly held the posts of Executive Editor at Ladies’ Home Journal, Features Editor at Cosmopolitan, and Articles Editor at Bride’s. Her byline has appeared in Dance Magazine and Dance Teacher as well as many major publications. She is the author, co-author, or ghostwriter of twelve books and holds an M.A. from Harvard. Sondra has a grown son and daughter, a son-in-law, and two grandsons.

 




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BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S ROMEO ET JULIETTE Filmed at McCaw Hall PhotoBWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S ROMEO ET JULIETTE Filmed at McCaw Hall
Posted: Feb. 12, 2021


BWW Feature: PNB ARTISTIC DIRECTOR PETER BOAL ANNOUNCES THREE PROMOTIONS DURING FIRST PhotoBWW Feature: PNB ARTISTIC DIRECTOR PETER BOAL ANNOUNCES THREE PROMOTIONS DURING FIRST LOOK TO THE FUTURE GALA. at McCaw Hall
Posted: Nov. 20, 2020


BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S ALL-DIGITAL SEASON OPENER “REP 1” Filmed at Mc PhotoBWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S ALL-DIGITAL SEASON OPENER “REP 1” Filmed at McCaw Hall
Posted: Oct. 16, 2020


BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S THE INTERMISSION PROJECT at Various Locations PhotoBWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S THE INTERMISSION PROJECT at Various Locations
Posted: Mar. 9, 2021


BWW Feature: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS GEORGE BALANCHINE'S THE NUTCRACKER® Fi PhotoBWW Feature: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS GEORGE BALANCHINE'S THE NUTCRACKER® Filmed at McCaw Hall
Posted: Dec. 7, 2020


BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S ALL-DIGITAL SEASON, REP 2 Filmed at McCaw Hall PhotoBWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S ALL-DIGITAL SEASON, REP 2 Filmed at McCaw Hall
Posted: Nov. 13, 2020


BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S ALL DIGITAL SEASON, REP 4 Filmed at McCaw Hall PhotoBWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S ALL DIGITAL SEASON, REP 4 Filmed at McCaw Hall
Posted: Apr. 1, 2021


BWW Review: PNB'S DIGITAL SEASON, REP 1, “SINGULARLY CERRUDO” Filmed at McCaw Hall
October 7, 2021

The Pacific Northwest Ballet was back on stage in Seattle’s McCaw Hall in September of 2021, dancing for a live audience for the first time since the pandemic closed dance studios and theaters worldwide. Yet as welcome as that return to in-person performing was, PNB chose not to do away with the digital programming that had been its only option for over a year.

BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET SEASON ENCORE 2020-2021 Filmed at McCaw Hall and Elsewhere
June 18, 2021

From June 18th to June 22nd, PNB’s final digital performance of the 2020-2021 season bids a bittersweet good-bye to seven dancers who are leaving to begin new chapters of their lives.

BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S ALL-DIGITAL SEASON, REP 6 Filmed at McCaw Hall
June 10, 2021

PNB’s eminently satisfying all-digital season for 2020-2021 continues with Rep 6, livestreamed from June 10th to June 14th, 2021.

BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S “COPPELIA” ON THE DIGITAL STAGE Filmed at McCaw Hall
May 6, 2021

PNB’s Digital Season continues from May 6th to May 10th 2021 with a delightful archival recording from 2016 of PNB’s production of George Balanchine’s “Coppélia”, choreographed by Mr. B and Alexandra Danilova to the music of Léo Delibes.

BWW Update: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET BIDS ADIEUX TO PRINCIPAL DANCERS JEROME AND LAURA TISSERAND. at McCaw Hall
May 4, 2021

Pacific Northwest Ballet will be bidding an adieux passionnés to principal dancers Jerome Tisserand and Laura Tisserand at the end of the company’s 2020-2021 season: The couple have announced that they will be leaving Seattle this summer, to accept positions with Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo.

BWW Update: SAD NEWS: JACQUES D'AMBOISE HAS DIED AT AGE 86
May 3, 2021

He will be greatly missed.

BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET SCHOOL'S PERFORMANCE OF “FANFARE” Online
April 20, 2021

Pacific Northwest Ballet School’s annual “Spring Fling”, including an archival video from 2018 of students performing Jerome Robbins’ “Fanfare”, is online now until May 3rd.

BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S ALL DIGITAL SEASON, REP 4 Filmed at McCaw Hall
April 1, 2021

PNB’s all-digital season continues with Rep 4, a varied and enjoyable triple bill that streams from April 1st to April 5th 2021. Digital ticket holders can watch as many times as they like until the link expires.

BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S THE INTERMISSION PROJECT at Various Locations
March 9, 2021

As PNB’s digital offerings continue, Price Suddath’s innovative “The Intermission Project” is offered free to all from March 8th to March 24th 2021.

BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S ROMEO ET JULIETTE Filmed at McCaw Hall
February 12, 2021

Balletomanes, I sincerely hope you read this in time to get digital tickets for PNB’s Roméo et Juliette that is slated for February 11th to 15th 2021.

BWW Feature: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS GEORGE BALANCHINE'S THE NUTCRACKER® Filmed at McCaw Hall
December 7, 2020

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 2020-2021 Dance Happens Everywhere digital season brings the Northwest’s favorite holiday tradition to the comfort of home with its sparkling production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.

BWW Feature: PNB ARTISTIC DIRECTOR PETER BOAL ANNOUNCES THREE PROMOTIONS DURING FIRST LOOK TO THE FUTURE GALA. at McCaw Hall
November 20, 2020

“It gives me tremendous pleasure to be able to promote three dancers in our company this evening.”

BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S ALL-DIGITAL SEASON, REP 2 Filmed at McCaw Hall
November 13, 2020

From November 12th to November 16th 2020, Pacific Northwest Ballet offers Rep 2

PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET ANNOUNCES MILLION-DOLLAR GIFT FROM FRIDAY FOUNDATION, TO ENDOWMENT McCaw Hall
October 20, 2020

Pacific Northwest Ballet is honored to announce the receipt of a million-dollar gift from the Friday Foundation. With this gift – designated to the Pacific Northwest Ballet Foundation – PNB has created a new endowment, the Jane Lang Davis New Works Fund. Annual income from the invested fund will be used in perpetuity to provide support for one new ballet each season, and/or support the full breadth of PNB’s New Works initiative, including workshops for emerging artists.

BWW Review: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S ALL-DIGITAL SEASON OPENER “REP 1” Filmed at McCaw Hall
October 16, 2020


BWW Feature: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRINCIPAL DANCER SARAH RICARD ORZA ANNOUNCES HER RETIREMENT at McCaw Hall
June 15, 2020

News from Pacific Northwest Ballet

BWW Perspective: Video of PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S Dress Rehearsal of Kent Stowell's SWAN LAKE Recorded at McCaw Hall
May 23, 2020

During the 2020 global pandemic, PNB is offering audiences the opportunity to enjoy at no cost a series of limited-time-only videos in lieu of this season's cancelled live season.

BWW Announcement: PNB SPECIAL VIDEO PRESENTATION: KENT STOWELL'S 'SWAN LAKE' Recorded at McCaw Hall
May 22, 2020


BWW Update: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET ANNOUNCES VIDEO RELEASES OF BALLETS DURING SHELTER-AT-HOME
May 1, 2020

While Pacific Northwest Ballet waits for the green light to get back to doing what we do best – live performances for live audiences – Artistic Director Peter Boal and Executive Director Ellen Walker are pleased to announce a bit of good news during these trying times

BWW Update: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF PITE-THARP-LIANG PERFORMANCES. at McCaw Hall
April 13, 2020

SEATTLE, WA, 4/13/20 – In light of the state of Washington's ongoing health and safety efforts around the COVID-19 pandemic, Pacific Northwest Ballet's Executive Director Ellen Walker and Artistic Director Peter Boal have announced that the organization has made the difficult decision to cancel its upcoming production of PITE-THARP-LIANG. Featuring works by Crystal Pite, Twyla Tharp, and a world premiere by Edwaard Liang, performances had been scheduled to take place May 29 – June 7. Ticket holders and subscribers will receive direct communication about their cancelled performances in the coming days. Due to high demands on our staff who are all working remotely, we are hoping that ticket holders will be patient when reaching out to the box office. Additionally, PNB will be cancelling its Season Encore Performance (originally scheduled for June 7), the Next Step choreographers' showcase (June 12) and 39th Annual PNB School Performances (June 13). No announcement has been made, at this time, regarding the status of the company's summer tours to New York City (June 23 – 28) and Sun Valley, ID (July 13 – 14).



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