About the Book


Out There: Jonathan Porretta's Life in Dance


    5,000-word essay by Marcie Sillman
    commentary on 10 roles by Jonathan Porretta
    list of leading roles, guest appearances, and choreography
    bibliography and chronology
    108 add’l images


    136 pages, hard cover, 8.5” x 11”
    70lb paper, IngramSpark's premium color printing

Publisher and Printer:

    Published independently by Seattle Scriptorium
    Printing by IngramSpark
    Distribution through IngramSpark


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About the Author

Marcie Sillman has been covering the Seattle arts scene for 30+ years. Her work is heard in Seattle on the NPR-affiliate KUOW FM, and has appeared in the Seattle Times, Crosscut, and on the Seattle Channel. Nationally, she reports for NPR and has written for Pointe and Dance Teacher magazines. She was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in dance journalism in 2009.

More of Marcie’s writing can be found on her blog, And Another Thing, at marciesillman.com.

About the Photographer

After a successful career as a soloist with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Angela Sterling turned to her second passion, photography. Soon after, she moved to Europe where she quickly carved out a niche creating stunning images of dancers in action for the top ballet companies, using her instinctive dancer's timing. She also spent time in New York City working in the fashion and editorial world.

Angela has created images commercially and for many marketing campaigns around the world. Along with shooting for more than 10 years for companies like Pacific Northwest Ballet, Les ballets de Monte-Carlo, Dutch National Ballet, Boston Ballet, Alonzo King's LINES, & Dresden Semper Opera Ballet, her images are seen regularly in the New York Times, USA Today, Dutch VOGUE, Paris ELLE, and international dance publications. Images can be seen on her website, Angela Sterling Photography.

Angela's work is showcased in the Penthouse Suite's at Kimpton's Alexis Hotel in Seattle and she has a permanent installation of two 28-foot murals images in the lobby of Price Waterhouse Cooper corporate headquarters in Amsterdam. Recently, Angela had much fun in Paris photographing for friend and Tony Award Winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon in his new Broadway show An American in Paris.

Contributing Photographers & Musician

    Jane D'Annunzio
    Alan Lande
    Jonathan Porretta
    Toby Smith

About the Editor/Designer

Rosie Gaynor has more than 15 years’ experience helping people say what they want to say.

She taught English at Roosevelt High School in Seattle for seven years and then went on to work in the marketing/PR departments of Seattle Opera, the Glass Art Society, and NBBJ.

In 2009, she ventured out on her own as a writer, focusing on her first love: dance. (She studied for 10 years as a child, in Milan and in Minneapolis). She published locally, founded the blog SeattleDances.com (which has subsequently been run by Kirsten Legg and then by Mariko Nagashima and Anna Waller), and received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in dance journalism. Her writing eventually appeared in City Arts, Pointe, Dance, Dance International, and in the London Financial Times. She even published an article in the IEEE’s Engineering Management Review on what engineers can learn from ballet dancers.

In 2012, Rosie began studying graphic design at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle, and in 2014 she founded Seattle Scriptorium—the business of beautiful communication. She has done production and/or design on the following brands and more: TCS World Travel (including their clients Four Seasons and National Geographic), Starbucks, Seattle Bride magazine, Seattle Business magazine, Holland America, Aladdin, and Alaska Airlines magazine.

This is her third book. In 2014 she edited and designed the Seattle Dance Annual 2013 (free online). She recently finished design for a Regency romance she wrote way back in 1995: The Misogynistic Marquis. (!) Rosie would love to work with you on your book.

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