Ariana Lallone

Former Principal with Pacific Northwest Ballet
Faculty member for the GRB Summer Intensive 2014


Ariana Lallone is from Woodland Hills, California. She trained at the Rozann-Zimmerman Ballet Center and on scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 1987 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 1988. In 1993, she was promoted to soloist and became a principal in 1994.

In 1997, Ms. Lallone performed the solo from Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena at the Benois de la Danse Gala in Warsaw. She also performed the role of Hippolyta in the BBC’s 1999 film version of PNB’s production of George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, filmed at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London. In 2005, she performed with Peter Boal and Company.

Leading Roles:

George Balanchine’s Agon, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Emeralds, The Four Temperaments, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Prodigal Son, Rubies, La Sonnambula, Stars and Stripes, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Symphony in C, Western Symphony, and Who Cares?; Todd Bolender’s Souvenirs; Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena; Merce Cunningham’s Inlets 2; Ulysses Dove’s Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven and Red Angels; Nacho Duato’s Jardí Tancat and Rassemblement; William Forsythe’s Artifact II, In the middle, somewhat elevated, and One Flat Thing, reproduced; Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow (Hanna) and The Sleeping Beauty (Lilac Fairy); José Limón’s The Moor’s Pavane; Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette (Lady Capulet); Peter Martins’ Fearful Symmetries; Mark Morris’ A Garden and Pacific; Jerome Robbins’ The Concert, Dances at a Gathering, Fanfare, and In the Night; Kent Stowell’s Delicate Balance, Dumbarton Oaks, Hail to the Conquering Hero, Nutcracker (Peacock, Flora), Swan Lake (Queen Mother), Time and Ebb, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, and Zirkus Weill; Richard Tanner’s Ancient Airs and Dances; Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s The Ballad of You and Me and Mercury; Paul Taylor’s Company B and Roses; Glen Tetley’s The Rite of Spring; Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs; Rudi van Dantzig’s Ginastera; and Hans van Manen’s Five Tangos.

Originated Leading Roles:

Kent Stowell created the title role in Carmen for Ms. Lallone in 2002 and roles for her in Carmina Burana, Cinderella, Fauré Requiem, and Silver Lining. Ms. Lallone also originated roles in Stephen Baynes’ El Tango, Donald Byrd’s Capricious Night and Subtext Rage, Val Caniparoli’s The Bridge and Torque, Mark Dendy’s Les Biches and Symmetries, Dominique Dumais’ Scripted in the Body and Time and other Matter, Nicolo Fonte’s Within/Without, Kevin O’Day’s [soundaroun(d)dance], Ton Simons’ The Tenderness of Patient Minds, and Twyla Tharp’s Afternoon Ball and Opus 111.