PBT Presents Free “Ballet Under the Stars”at Hartwood Acres

Performance to Debut New Work by PBT Principal Dancer Yoshiaki Nakano; Reprise Mark Morris’ “Sandpaper Ballet” and Scenes from the Classic “La Bayadère”

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre ushers in a new ballet season with an al fresco evening of picnicking, family fun and “Ballet Under the Stars” on Sunday, Aug. 16, at Hartwood Acres’ Middle Road Concert Area. “Ballet Under the Stars” begins at 5 p.m. with free family activities and a VIP dinner with the dancers before the free mixed repertory performance at 7:30 p.m. 

Artist Spotlight: Kurtis Sprowls


Hometown: Orrville, Ohio

PBT to Join Dance Companys from Around the Country in 9th Annual Chicago Dancing Festival

PBT to Make Chicago Debut in August

 Joining top dance companies from across the country, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will tour to Chicago this summer to perform in the 9th annual Chicago Dancing Festival August 25-29, 2015.

Co-produced by renowned choreographer Lar Lubovitch and highly esteemed Chicago dancer Jay Franke, the Chicago Dancing Festival will bring together leading ballet, modern and contemporary dancers from Chicago and across the country to present the largest dance festival in the nation.

PBT to Present Sensory-Friendly Peter Pan in February

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is proud to announce that its 2015-2016 Season will feature a sensory-friendly performance, geared toward patrons with special needs, of the family favorite “Peter Pan” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Benedum Center.

2015-2016 Season: Spotlight on "Western Symphony"

In an ode to the Old West, George Balanchine’s rollicking Western Symphony ventures into the frontier of classical ballet and American folk dance with its swaggering cowboys and high-spirited dance hall girls.

“My idea in this ballet was to make a formal work that would derive its flavor from the informal American West, a ballet that would move within the framework of the classical school but in a new atmosphere,” Balanchine wrote of the ballet.

5 Ways Dance Moves Your Mind

Education Director Christina Salgado Blogs about Mind-Body Benefits

It seems fair to say that we have all had an experience with dance. Whether we have taken a structured class or just closed the door of our room, blasted our favorite tune and danced while no one was watching, we have all experienced the joy of being able to move.

Artist Spotlight: Emily Simpson

Meet PBT's New Corps de Ballet Dancer



Over 200 Student Dancers Head to Pittsburgh for Intensive Summer Program

Starting in June, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School curriculum gets intense. More than 200 students will come to Pittsburgh from 31 states and four countries to train in PBT School’s 2015 Intensive Summer Program (ISP) and Company Experience Workshop at PBT Studios in the Strip District.

Quotable: Five Inspiring Thoughts from Our Dancers

 Draw creative inspiration from five PBT dancers, who share their insights on the joys of self-expression. From pre-show instrospection to expectations from the wings, enjoy a few of our favorite quotes from the 2014-2015 Season.



Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Signs Three New Dancers; Promotes New Soloist

Artist: Jessica McCann | Photo by: Rachel Neville 


Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has signed three new company dancers and promoted dancer Hannah Carter to soloist for its 2015-2016 Season, which opens in October with a mixed repertory program featuring George Balanchine’s “Western Symphony,” William Forsythe’s “In the Middle Somewhat Elevated” and Jiřί Kylián’s “Sinfonietta.”