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.

Classic Literature Inspires Beloved Ballet

Don Quixote

A literary classic turned ballet masterpiece, Don Quixote is a production for the adventurous and imaginative.

Guest Blog Post: Education Director Alyssa Herzog Melby

Behind the Scenes of PreK Creative Movement

One of the best parts of my job is seeing how dance and movement can connect ideas and people in ways they never before thought possible.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season Company Promotions & Departures

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr has announced the promotion of four company dancers for the 2014-2015 Season, which opens in October with “The Sleeping Beauty.” PBT dancers Amanda Cochrane and Yoshiaki Nakano have been promoted to principal – the highest rank in the company – and dancers Gabrielle Thurlow and Alejandro Diaz have been promoted to soloist positions for the company’s 45th Anniversary Season.

Artist Spotlight: Stephen Hadala

Don Quixote Marks Final Performance for 16-year PBT Dancer