Grace Rookstool


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Instagram: @grace.cecelia.15


Whidbey Island, WA

Whidbey Island Dance Theatre
Pacific Northwest Ballet School

Joined PBT as an Apprentice in 2019
Promoted to Corps de Ballet in 2020
Promoted to Soloist in 2023

  • 1st Flash (Jormo Elo)
  • Boléro (Susan Jaffe)
  • Bright Progressions (Aszure Barton)
  • Dracula (Michael Pink – “Mina”)
  • The Nutcracker (Terrance S. Orr)
  • Petal (Helen Pickett)
  • Polyphonia (Christopher Wheeldon)
  • SKIN + Saltwater (Staycee Pearl)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marius Petipa – “Aurora”)
  • Swan Lake (Susan Jaffe)
  • Theme and Variations (George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust)

Exchange program with Dresden Semperoper Ballet that included a guest apprentice performance in La Bayadère


What has your favorite role been? Why?
I’d have to say “Aurora” in The Sleeping Beauty. It’s such a challenging role in so many ways, and I feel that the process alone taught me so much about my own capability in both technique and artistry.

I love Pittsburgh because…
The food, art, views, history…need I say more?

What’s your perfect day?
Sleeping in, having some good morning snuggles with my cat while having my morning coffee, then hanging out with friends in the evening after going on a walk and going shopping.