The Dirt: Angelica Generosa

Generosa in Twyla Tharp's Waiting at the Station (photo by Angela Sterling, courtesy Pacific Northwest Ballet)

Angelica Generosa is on her way to ballerina stardom. The Pacific Northwest Ballet corps member grew up in New Jersey, studying at Princeton Ballet School and the School of American Ballet before joining PNB as an apprentice in 2011. Since then, she’s performed leading parts in Peter Boal’s Giselle, Susan Stroman’s TAKE FIVE...More or Less and Kent Stowell’s Nutcracker. She’s also originated roles in work by Andrew Bartee and Twyla Tharp. Catch her this month in PNB’s new production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, and read on for The Dirt. —Jenny Ouellette

What did you want to be when you were growing up? 

A scientist

DVR or Netflix?

I'm rewatching "Friends" on Netflix

Who is your dance role model?

Carla Korbes. She's such a humble, sweet and giving person—such an inspiration.

What's one food you can't live without?


What's your favorite costume? 


Who can always make you laugh? 

My friends!

Do you have any nicknames?

Ange, Angie, Angy Pangy, Qua

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