Former PNB ballerina Ariana Lallone soars in second career with Teatro ZinZanni

Feb 10, 2019 1101

BY: Moira Macdonald

There’s more than one way for a dancer to fly. For nearly 25 years, Ariana Lallone lit up the stage at McCaw Hall as a member of Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB), with her dramatic intensity, sky-reaching limbs (she’s 5 feet 11) and soaring technique making her an audience favorite.

When her PNB career ended in 2011, Lallone knew that she wanted to keep performing. Eight years later, look up, and there she is — an aerial artist with Teatro ZinZanni, dancing midair high above the dinner-theater audience, with a hoop as her partner.


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