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Patricia Wilde to Receive 2013 Dance Magazine Award

Former Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Recognized for Enduring Ballet Career

Described by Dance Magazine as “Balanchine’s allegro ballerina,” Patricia Wilde, former New York City Ballet principal dancer and former Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre artistic director of 15 years, is one of five 2013 Dance Magazine Award recipients to be honored on Dec. 9, at The Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York City. 

PBT Gift Guide

Uplifting Gift Ideas for the Dance Lover in Your Life!

PBT has plenty of suggestions for ballet aficionado on your gift list this holiday season. Whether it's tickets to a show, a dance class at PBT, or a fun souvenir, you can get ahead on your Christmas shopping list with this helpful PBT Gift Guide. 

Artist Spotlight: Ruslan Mukhambetkaliyev

A native of Kazakhstan, Ruslan Mukhambetkaliyev danced in professional ballet companies around the world before landing in Pittsburgh as one of PBT’s newest corps de ballet members. His experience dancing such timeless ballets as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Don Quixote across many different countries and cultures has helped prepare him to dance the classics in PBT’s 2013-14 season.

PBT Costumier Celebrates 40th Anniversary with PBT

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Costumier Janet Groom Campbell’s office is like the unofficial archives of PBT.

Iconic Names in Entertainment Converge

 An Evening of Twyla Tharp...and Frank Sinatra, Philip Glass, Oscar de la Renta and Norma Kamali! PBT’s 2013-14 Season opener joins big names in dance, fashion and music, making this production a treat for dance lovers, music buffs, and fashionistas alike. Read more here about the iconic names of An Evening of Twyla Tharp. For tickets to An Evening of Twyla Tharp, onstage Oct. 25-27, at the Benedum Center, click here

 

Artist Spotlight: William Moore

Moore Prepares for First Season in Pittsburgh



FUN FACTS

Hometown: Ipswich, England
Years with PBT: First-year dancer
Backstage Ritual:  I always make sure I get a nap in before a show and eat something good for lunch. I’m not too superstitious or anything like that, I just make sure to warm up well.
Top-played song on your iPod: “Don’t Wake Me Up” by Avicii

"Driving...Intrinsic Energy...Transcendent...Exquisite."

In Their Own Words: Four Dancers Describe "An Evening of Twyla Tharp"

Packed with big names in entertainment, athletic intensity and artistic innovation, PBT's 2013-2014 Season opener "An Evening of Twyla Tharp" is among the most anticipated productions of the season for PBT company dancers. Here, four PBT dancers describe the artistic impact in their own words. 

PBT Education Director Receives Emerging Leader Award for Commitment to Arts Accessibility

This weekend, Alyssa Herzog Melby, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Director of Education and Community Engagement, received the 2013 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Award for Emerging Leaders for her dedication to advancing accessibility among ballet patrons with special needs. 

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