Danielle Rowe was a bright star at the Australian Ballet. Born in Adelaide, Rowe trained at the Australian Ballet School before joining the company in 2001. With extension for days, she rose quickly through the ranks, winning accolades and hearts along the way. She is the only dancer in the company's history to win the Telstra People's Choice award twice, once in 2003 and again in 2005, and she was also the first recipient of the Dorothy Hicks Fund. She attained principal in 2008, and was the apple of company's eye.
Danielle Rowe in rehearsal. Photograph by Talia St. Clair
One way to get to know the history of a company is through the “liner notes” of its “Swan Lake” production, and for those of us continuing to build an admiring familiarity with Pacific Northwest Ballet via its digital season offerings, Kent Stowell and Francia Russell’s “Swan Lake” provides an interesting glimpse into PNB prior to Peter Boal’s leadership.FREE ARTICLE