Fashion, ballet, chai tea and paddleboard yoga — our favorite stories from 2011.

Can you believe it’s been a whole year since “Seattleite” launched? We can’t either — and we want to thank all our loyal readers, gracious industry colleagues and awesome interviewees for your amazing support and encouragement. To commemorate this milestone, here is a look back at our 10 finest features from 2011.

One-on-one with a principal dancer for Pacific Northwest Ballet.

Jonathan Porretta has danced ballet since he was 7 years old, and has been with the Pacific Northwest Ballet for the past 12 years. He joined the company in 1999, and moved through the ranks to become a principal dancer in 2005. He most recently danced the roles of Oberon and Puck in George Balanchine’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”