After two decades with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Principal Dancer James Yoichi Moore will take his final bow at the Season Encore Performance on June 9, 2024.
“The past 20 years have flown by in a flash. Every season filled with challenges, exhaustion, and thrill – key components for a supremely fulfilling dance career. I wish I could live the life of a PNB dancer forever, but I knew this day would come, and as I near my final performance, my gratitude for our company, and everyone who contributes to creating the magic on stage grows.
I’ve been extremely fortunate to have a director who’s believed in me from the beginning. As a student, and throughout my career, Peter [Boal]’s trust filled me with motivation, bolstered me with confidence, and gave me the belief that I belonged. I am thankful beyond words.”
Moore and his wife, Kristen, will continue to invest their time in two Tutu Schools they have recently become owners of in Renton and Tacoma, Washington.