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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…