A Filipina Hawaiian dancer, Noelani Pantastico, was nominated for The Stranger Genius Award.
The award, run by the alternative weekly newspaper, The Stranger, selected three nominees each in five categories: visual art, literature, performance, film, and music.
Pantastico was nominated in the performance category. She is a principal ballerina at the Pacific Northwest Ballet and noted for her skillful performances to express stories and feelings without any words. She is the first ballet dancer nominated for this award.
The Stranger Genius Awards show will be held at the Moore Theatre on Sept. 24.