Today I had a late start since my first class wasn't until 3pm. After sleeping in a little, I read and stretched in my room while my mom went outside to go for a run and visit the grocery store. By noon, I was more than ready to head to the theater. Polly and my mom dropped me off at the stage door, and I grabbed lunch in the candidate's lounge. I sat at a table with four other girls: one from Germany who dances in England, two from Australia, and one from Japan.
PBT student, Elenora Morris has arrived safe and sound in Lausanne for the Prix de Lausanne competition! She will keep us posted during the whole experience, so be sure to keep checking back for her updates!
Morris is One of Only 6 U.S. Dancers to Receive Invitation to International Ballet Competition
At age 17, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School student Elenora Morris can count herself among only six females in the United States – and 84 dancers from around the world – who will compete in Switzerland’s 41st Annual Prix de Lausanne international ballet competition from Jan. 27, to Feb. 3, this year.
From the Sugarplum Fairy to the Snow Queen, PBT dancer Gabrielle Thurlow will perform as many as 10 different roles throughout the The Nutcracker's 20 performance run. Here, Gabrielle discusses what's like to prepare for so many different characters.
As the preferred cross-training method for many PBT Company Dancers, the majority of PBT’s Certified Instructors combine classical Pilates training with years of professional experience in the dance world. They understand first-hand the powerful role of Pilates in developing core strength as well as injury prevention and rehabilitation. As a result, PBT Pilates clients enjoy the same high-quality, distinctive instruction preferred received by PBT Company Dancers.