Oct 23 - Oct 25, 2015

Western Symphony, In the Middle Somewhat Elevated & Sinfonietta

Mixed Repertory #1 featuring the PBT Orchestra

In PBT’s season opener, three great visionaries use ballet as a base for exploration. In an ode to the Old West, George Balanchine’s rollicking Western Symphony ventures into the frontier of classical ballet and American folk dance with its swaggering cowboys and high-spirited dance hall girls. Accented by orchestral fanfare, the mood turns to elation with Jiří Kylián’s free-spirited Sinfonietta, an expansive work with a poetic vocabulary.

Nov 7, 2015

Pointe in Time Ball: PBT Elevated

6:00 PM

It is always a highlight of the season, and this year PBT’s Pointe in Time Ball promises to ascend to new heights. PBT is excited to celebrate its 2015-2016 Season with a theme that spotlights innovation in ballet. Please join us for Pointe in Time Ball: PBT Elevated on Saturday, November 7, in the Westin Hotel’s Grand Ballroom.  

Dec 4 - Dec 27, 2015

The Nutcracker 2015

Ticket Sales Open Aug. 24
Capture the awe and exhilaration of the holiday season with the classic story, iconic choreography and soaring score of The Nutcracker. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette calls The Nutcracker “the best holiday performance in Pittsburgh.”
Feb 12 - Feb 21, 2016

Peter Pan

Ticket Sales Open Aug. 24

Imagination takes flight and time stands still in the mystical world of Jorden Morris’ Peter Pan. Atmospheric scenery transports audiences through starry skies to the tangled forests of Neverland and the decks of Hook’s Jolly Roger. Set to works by English composers, high-flying choreography and aerial acrobatics animate a fantastical realm where fairies flit through the sky, pirates patrol the waters and Peter Pan leads his Lost Boys in endless adventure. 

Mar 10 - Mar 13, 2016

Man in Black, Eternal Idol, Jardin Aux Lilas (Lilac Garden)

Mixed Repertory #2

From stoicism to devotion, PBT dancers move through intriguing shades of emotion in a trio of ballets. In tribute to the enigmatic Johnny Cash, James Kudelka’s stirring Man in Black blends balletic grace and working-class grit in scenes inspired by six of Cash’s later hits. Passion prevails in Michael Smuin’s sensuous Eternal Idol, a tender pas de deux of sculptural lines and lithe partnering, while Antony Tudor’s poignant period drama, Jardin Aux Lilas, depicts the repressed emotion of two lovers parted by a marriage of convenience. 

Apr 15 - Apr 17, 2016

Le Corsaire (The Pirate) with the PBT Orchestra

Ticket Sales Open Aug. 24
In its season finale, PBT debuts the full-length classic Le Corsaire. A treasure of the classical ballet repertoire, this epic adventure rides the waves of kidnapping, betrayal and ambush in a pirate’s quest to liberate the woman he loves.