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PBT School 2012 Spring Performance Tickets Now on Sale!

The annual school Spring Performance highlights the students' journey (Level I - Graduate) throughout the year.

PBT Student Sophie Silnicki wins the Youth Grand Prix, Junior Division, Semi-Finals!

Sophie Silnicki, a High School Full-Time student at PBT School, traveled to Torrington, CT last weekend to compete in the Youth America Grand Prix. After a few days full of classical and contemporary dance competitions, Sophie was awarded the grand prize in the Junior Division. Her next stop is New York for Finals during the week of April 23rd!\nCongratulations Sophie on your success!\n

College Students: Get Your FREE Seat to A Streetcar Named Desire!

One Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre supporter thinks it’s so important for local college students to experience the raw emotion of John Neumeier’s A Streetcar Named Desire that they’ve donated $10,000 to get students free seats to the show. PBT is now challenging Pittsburgh-area college students to experience this powerful production by choosing one of two ways to secure a free ticket to the performance:\n\n1. Students can submit a brief statement explaining why they think A Streetcar Named Desire is a must-see production.

PBT School Summer Schedule

The PBT School Summer Schedule is now available online! Registration begins March 1, 2012! Download a registration form online or contact the School Office to have one sent to you.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater makes 'Uncommon' debut at Wilson Center - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater made its debut last week at the August Wilson Center with a program fittingly called "Uncommon." In presenting three non-narrative ballets by three outstanding choreographers in chronological order, the last a world premiere, the program offered convincing evidence of an art form progressing.\n\nThe performance began with Dennis Nahat's "Brahms' Quintet," which was first performed in 1969 by American Ballet Theatre in New York City. Johannes Brahms is an uncommon choice for a ballet composer.

The PBT delivers an aesthetically diverse and absolutely brilliant repertory program - Pittsburgh City Paper

For Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's first production at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, PBT artistic director Terrence Orr looked to his past to choose two familiar ballet gems, and added a third from frequent guest choreographer Dwight Rhoden. The result is an aesthetically diverse and absolutely brilliant repertory program made even richer by live music, stellar dancing from the company and an intimate theater setting.

August Wilson Center provides perfect backdrop for Uncommon - MCKEESPORT DAILY NEWS

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture is the perfectly delightful, almost cozy setting for two Pittsburgh premieres and a world premiere presented by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dancers. Uniting the three B's of classical composers -- Brahms, Beethoven and Bach -- with three acclaimed contemporary choreographers in Dennis Nahat, Mark Morris and Dwight Rhoden to produce "Uncommon" is another feather in his hat for PBT artistic director Terrence Orr.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre excels in mixed-repertory 'Uncommon' - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

What was not to love about Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's succulent dance foray among the hallmark composers known as the three B's -- Bach, Beethoven and Brahms?

Some performers seek different career path after last dance

Change might be inevitable. Sometimes, it's even predictable, but managing the transition and adjusting to it emotionally can be challenging.\n\nDancers retire anywhere from age 20 to 45, says Terrence S. Orr, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's artistic director.\n\n"You go into this profession understanding you're going to be looking at a second or third career. You actually train to be a dancer for a longer period than for becoming a doctor or lawyer, and you're going into an occupation for a shorter period of time."\n\nThe exhilaration of dance is difficult to forsake.

Personality Test: PBT dancer Luca Sbrizzi - Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Luca Sbrizzi, who joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's corps de ballet in 2007, moves up this fall to soloist with the company. He lives in Bloomfield with his fiancee, Jenna Breitbach.\n\n

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