After Chicago, it was time for me to go to Seattle to meet up with Miles Pertl, a member of the BalletWorks team as well as a dear friend. Miles and I went to school together and were even roommates the first year that I joined the Stuttgart Ballet. After his time in Stuttgart he moved to Amsterdam and joined Het Nationale Ballet and is currently working with Pacific Northwest Ballet in his hometown. It had been several years since I saw him, and it was very special to see that the distance hasn’t affected our friendship at all. Miles has been hooking me up with as much of the Seattle dance scene as possible. Seattle is a beautiful place with a lot of interesting characters. These unexpected interactions have convinced me to extend my stay here, as there is so much more to see.