The new book “Out There” features the work of Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Jonathan Porretta.

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The new book “Out There: Jonathan Porretta’s Life in Dance,” written by KUOW journalist Marcie Sillman and featuring the beautiful dance photography of Angela Sterling, documents one of Seattle’s treasures: Porretta, who’s been an audience favorite at Pacific Northwest Ballet since he first leapt onto McCaw’s stage in 1999. Sillman and Porretta will discuss the book and sign copies at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle; free, no ticket needed (206-624-6600 or For more information, see