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.

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.

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.

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

Intensive Summer Program Weeks 3 & 4 Photos are up!

Intensive Summer Program 2011 Weeks 3 & 4 photos are up! Head to pictage to see all of them and get your prints! Photography: Aimee DiAndrea

New PBT Board Members

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Intensive Summer Program Week 1 & 2 Photos are up!

Intensive Summer Program 2011 Week 2 photos are up! Head to pictage to see all of them and get your prints!