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PNB's Generosa finds joy in the moment

Tonight (Feb. 6), Angelica Generosa will dance Piccilia, a featured role in "Don Quixote." This member of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s corps joined the company in 2011. Her joyful interpretation and megawatt smile has lit up such pieces as Susan Stroman’s "TAKE FIVE…More or Less," and she has shown her classical chops in Peter Boal’s "Giselle" (peasant pas de deux), Ronald Hynd’s "The Sleeping Beauty" (gold and silver pas de trois), and Kent Stowell’s "Swan Lake" (Neopolitan dance shown in video above). Generosa recently originated roles in Twyla Tharp’s "Waiting at the Station" and former PNB dancer Andrew Bartee’s "arms that work" at PNB. Last year, artistic director Boal cast her in Molissa Fenley’s "State of Darkness," a work that required her to dance a 34-minute solo.

“I was very excited and so nervous,” she recalled. “So very nervous. It was really life changing.” But Dance Magazine marked her…