At the time of this photo, August 2004, Peter Boal was still a
principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. He was performing at
Jacob's Pillow with his own select group of NYCB principals under the
name Peter Boal & Company. In November of 2004, Peter was named
artistic director of the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. Peter is
a super-nice guy, humble, yet very confident in his artistry and craft.
This photo was made up in the fields behind the Derby House, a 19th
century farmhouse adjacent to the festival and acquired as part of the
Pillow property. This make-up job, which is actually dirt, had us
thinking about 'Lord of the Fllies'.