Peter Boal has been the Artistic Director of Pacific Northwest Ballet and Director of PNB School since 2005. During his twenty-two-year career as a dancer with New York City Ballet, Boal worked with Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Peter Martins, and originated roles in over thirty new works. He received his training at the School of American Ballet, 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.