Brooke Moore

Principal Dancer

Brooke Moore was born in Latrobe, PA, where she began taking ballet at age eight with Laurel Youth Ballet. After a few years of training, she began commuting to Pittsburgh to study with the Pittsburgh Youth Ballet under the direction of Jean Gedeon. Ms. Moore also attended numerous summer programs including the Chautauqua Institution and American Ballet Theatre.
In 1997, she received the National Coca-Cola scholarship from American Ballet Theatre, and at age 15 she moved to California to train with the San Francisco Ballet School. After one year, Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson offered Ms. Moore an apprenticeship with the company. In 1999, she was promoted to the Corps de Ballet. While with the company for eight years, she performed featured roles in many ballets including George Balanchine's Symphony in Three Movements, Symphony in C, and The Four Temperaments; Mark Morris' Pacific and Sylvia; Lew Christenen's The Nutcracker; Jerome Robbins' Glass Pieces; and Helgi Tomasson's Romeo and Juliet and Swan Lake. Ms. Moore joined Pennsylvania Ballet in 2007 and was promoted to Soloist for the 2008-2009 Season and to Principal Dancer for the 2012-2013 Season. Since joining the Company, Ms. Moore has performed featured roles in Giselle (Myrta); Ben Stevenson's Cinderella (Fairy Godmother); William Forsythe's The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Artifact Suite (Pas de Deux 2), and In the middle, somewhat elevated; Matthew Neenan's As Its Going, Keep, and 11:11; Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land (Black Couple); John Butler’s Carmina Burana; Coppélia (Dawn and Prayer variations); and Jerome Robbins’ In the Night. Her Balanchine repertoire includes leading roles in The Four Temperaments (Second Theme and Sanguinic), Concerto Barocco (2nd Violin), Agon (First Pas de Trois), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hippolyta and Divertissement Pas de Deux), George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ (Dewdrop, Sugarplum Fairy, and Coffee), Who Cares?, and principal roles in Raymonda Variations, Square Dance, Serenade (Russian Girl), Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Emeralds and Diamonds from Jewels. In 2011, she premiered as Odette/Odile in Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake. Ms. Moore graduated from Saint Mary’s College LEAP program with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree.
The performances of Brooke Moore, principal dancer, are underwritten by The Hassel Foundation. 

At A Glance

Hometown
Latrobe, PA
Favorite Ballet
Artifact Suite by William Forsythe
What’s on your iPod?
I love listening to hippie jam-bands, like Yonder Mountain String Band.