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Creating costumes for quick change Baskerville

Cornish College of the Arts graduate Nina Bice '18 worked with assistant professor Melanie Burgess to create nearly 90 costume changes for the fast-moving "Baskerville" at Taproot Theatre in Seattle. The show plays through October 20, 2018. Bice is currently in San Francisco for a Fellowship at the American Conservatory Theater and sent the following update on life after college.

RJ: How did partnering with Melanie Burgess at Taproot come about?
NB: I took a few classes from Melanie while I was at Cornish, and she was always supportive of my creative process and especially of my sketchbook practices. In my last semester I did an independent study for costume design with her, since I had always taken scenic studio instead of costume. For the independent study I did a paper design for The Importance of Being Earnest, from research through concept through renderings. Conveniently that show is the same time period as Baskerville! The Baskerville project came up in the middle …

Bruno Roque creates dance appetizer

Look for students and recent graduates of the Dance Department at Pacific Northwest Ballet's "Next Step: Outside/In" on June 15. They will be performing a new work by Bruno Roque that he calls 'Prelusion.' Photo: W. Westergard for Cornish College of the Arts

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Next Step series has become a way to show off new choreography from the company’s dancers. Now it has expanded to invite more members of Seattle’s dance community to perform at the June 15 event. Students and recent alumni from Cornish College of the Arts’ Dance Department will be among the performers at this year’s Next Step. They will dance a piece choreographed by Bruno Roque.

Originally from Portugal, Roque was a company member of the National Ballet of Portugal, the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Antwerp, and, from 2004 to 2016, a first soloist with Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. He moved to Seattle with his wife Noelani Pantastico, who dances at PNB. Locally his work ha…