PBT Principal dancer Julia Erickson has been named the female recipient of the 2014 BRAZZY Award. The award was founded in 2013 by Greer Reed, artistic director of Reed Dance, to pay homage to Ms. Leslie Anderson Braswell’s dance legacy and her lifelong dedication to the art form. The award is given out annually to one exceptional male and female in the field of dance.
PBT Acquires New Full-Length Production for 45th Anniversary Season
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is proud to announce that it has received a $100,000 grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation to fund the acquisition and Pittsburgh premiere of a new full-length ballet: Lew Christensen’s “Beauty and the Beast.”
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has signed five new full-time dancers to the company roster for its 45th Anniversary Season. The new corps de ballet dancers will make their PBT stage debut at the company’s annual “Ballet Under the Stars” pre-season performance at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Hartwood Acres Middle Road Concert Area.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.