William Miglino is a Washington native. He studied at Ballet Chicago and danced for Carolina Ballet as well as a number of Chicago-based dance companies. He serves on the faculty of Pacific Northwest Ballet, and previously taught at the School of Ballet Chicago, and Chicago High School of the Arts. When looking at the climate of performance art in Seattle, William saw a drastic dichotomy. While a small number of dance companies are able to offer a livable wage, there are many performances happening in which dancers are nearly volunteering their time. Although this is a beautiful concept, this trend has created a low standard of compensation. As Artistic Director, he strives to create an environment where artists are respected, appreciated, and financially compensated in a way that honors them, while producing a high-quality performance.