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A Day in the Life: PBT School Students Get Company Experience

Thirty-eight student dancers, ages 15-23, line up across the studio. They could almost pass as professionals, but then someone laughs into their hand, stifling the sound, and laughter ripples down the line.

Artist Spotlight: Lucia Figueroa

Dressed in dance clothes, hair tightly pinned in a bun, ballet student Lucia Figueroa sits hunched over a large piece of drafting paper, ruler in hand, sketching a detailed set design.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Kicks Off 45th Anniversary Season with Free “Ballet Under the Stars” Performance at Hartwood Acres

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre presents its annual free, open air performance and picnic at Hartwood Acres on Sunday, Aug. 17. “Ballet Under the Stars” begins at 5 p.m. with free family activities and a ticketed pre-show picnic dinner followed by the 7:30 p.m. performance.

Father's Day Gift Idea: A Different Kind of Athletic Event

Mix it up this Father's Day! Give dad an occasion to wear all the neckties of Father’s Days past at a Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre production. There’s nothing wrong with sports tickets, but there’s more to masculinity. If he isn’t already, the athleticism required to make lifts, leaps and turns appear effortless might just make him a newfound fan.

Artist Spotlight: Cooper Verona

PBT Dancer Cooper Verona to Choreograph for Company Experience Workshop


Backstage Ritual: 
I can't eat a lot at all before a show.  I'd rather feel more on the empty side than weighed down, and I usually eat a lot afterwards. Depending on the show, about 15 minutes before I go on I am always down at the stage rewarming up a little bit.  I usually knock on the stage three times, secretly, because I'm a little embarrassed how superstitious I am.  Then I'm ready to go!

PBT Dancers to Instruct Immersive Training Program for Students to Experience Life as a Professional Dancer

PBT School Offers “Company Experience” Workshop June 9-20

Under the direction of PBT company dancers and Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr, 36 students will learn what it takes to lead a professional dance career June 9-20, in PBT School’s new “Company Experience” workshop.  

Ladies Hospital Aid Society Endows Children’s Scholarship Fund

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is proud to announce that the Ladies Hospital Aid Society (LHAS) has contributed a $50,000 endowment grant to establish the LHAS Young Children’s Scholarship Fund at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School.  The fund will provide annual scholarships to talented young students – who would otherwise be unable to afford tuition – to attend PBT School’s internationally recognized training program.

Artist Spotlight: PBT School's Kurtis Sprowls & Isabella Velasquez

on performing in new student-choreographed works


Kurtis Sprowls 


Isabella Velasquez

 

PBT School to Showcase Talents of Nearly 200 Students in Spring Performances

Ranging from budding ballet dancers to polished pre-professionals, nearly 200 students of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School will take the stage this month for two year-end performances featuring excerpts from the mesmerizing classic, “La Bayadère”, and original new works created by PBT School students.

PBT School to Hold Community Auditions for Children’s Scholarships

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School will hold community auditions for Pittsburgh-area children ages 5 to 8 for the opportunity to receive Children’s Division scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year. The auditions will be held on Sunday, May 4, at PBT Studios in the Strip District, 2900 Liberty Ave. Registration begins at 3 p.m. with auditions following from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

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