Lucien Postlewaite


Lucien Postlewaite began his training at The Studio School of Classical Ballet with Jean Dunphy and Vicky Bergland, continuing through his formative years with Robert Kelley and Diane Cypher. He performed leading roles throughout his training with Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre, including the Nutcracker Prince, Snow King and Cavalier in The Nutcracker, Prince Sigfried in Swan Lake Act II and many roles created especially for him by Robert Kelley. He performed the Don Quixote Pas de Deux and Pivot with Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre on tour throughout Austria and Germany in 2000. Lucien attended the School of American Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet School on scholarship.

Lucien joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2003. He was promoted to corps de ballet in 2004, soloist in 2007 and to principal in 2008. He performed leading roles in works by Jean-Christophe Maillot, George Balanchine, Kent Stowel, Ulysses Dove, William Forsythe. He has toured China with Utah Regional Ballet and was a guest artist in celebration of the anniversary of SAB with New York City Ballet. Lucien was awarded the coveted Princess Grace Award in 2008 for artistic excellence.

In 2012, Lucien left PNB to join Les Ballet de Monte-Carlo, at the invitation of Artistic Director Jean-Christophe Malliot.  Lucien has performed Romeo in Romeo et Juliette among other leading roles with the company.  Lucien is also a founding member of Whim W'Him, a contemporary Seattle dance company directed by Olivier Weavers.  Lucien left Monte Carlo and returned to PNB for the 2017-2018 season.

Lucien in George Balanchine's "The Prodigal Son" with Pacific Northwest Ballet. Photos by Angela Sterling


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