7 Nutcracker Photos to Spark Your Holiday Spirit

The Nutcracker's Snow Scene

1. Is there anything more magical than a moonlit sleigh ride? Maybe only one that’s heading to a beautiful Land of Enchantment… 2. Remember that one childhood gift that had you dancing around …

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Artist Spotlight: Alexander Castillo

Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr has signed a new male dancer to the Corps de Ballet for the 2016-2017 Season: Alexander Castillo. A native of Bayside, Queens, Castillo joins PBT …

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Pittsburgh-inspired ‘The Nutcracker’ Celebrates 15th Anniversary on Stage

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” celebrates its 15th season onstage with a 26-performance run Dec. 2-27, at the Benedum Center. Fittingly, the milestone intersects with the 20th anniversary season of …

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‘Giselle’ Brings 22-Season Career Full Circle

Over the course of his career – and his life – Giselle has been a touchstone of sorts for Principal Dancer Christopher Budzynski. It was one of two top ballets he …

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Meet the Four-legged Star of ‘Giselle’

It takes a certain quality to star in a ballet performance. Composure. Elegant carriage. Charisma. Grace. Five-year-old Ellie, a pure-breed Great Dane, checks every box. This 175-pound canine will strut …

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Pittsburgh Ballet Opens 47th Season with Haunting Love Story of Giselle

Three days before Halloween, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre opens its 47th season with a story of haunting beauty: “Giselle” with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Orchestra, onstage Oct. 28-30, at the Benedum …

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Artist Spotlight: Victoria Watford

Victoria Watford, of Cleveland, Ohio, joins the company from the PBT School Graduate Program, where she has trained since 2014. Prior to PBT, Watford trained with the Cleveland School of …

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Grand Opening Weekend Recap

Starting with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday and ending with a full day of open house festivities on Sunday, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre welcomed over 900 people into its newly …

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Staying in Line

by Alexandra Kochis, principal dancer, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre This piece was inspired by the Society for Contemporary Craft’s ongoing Edward Eberle Retrospective. See Alexandra’s insights on display at SCC in …

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Meet the Pups of PBT

As a wise dog lover once said, “The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” Happy National Dog Day from …

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Artist Spotlight: Amanda Potts

  FUN FACTS: Backstage Ritual: “I like to do my makeup at the theater. I think it’s a good way to set up for the performance. Before going on stage I’ll …

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6 Things I Saw in Company Class

by former PBT intern Kathleen Fennell  Three months of elementary dance classes at the tender age of four and attendance at a handful of ballets are the sum of experience …

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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Celebrates Annex Grand Opening with Free Community Day

Starting in September, Liberty Avenue passersby will be able to see into Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s new studios from the street – a design feature that’s symbolic of the company’s mission …

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Dance Hall of Fame Gets Wilde

Sharing company with the likes of George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, Patricia Wilde will become the National Museum of Dance’s 56th Hall of Fame inductee on Aug. 13, in Saratoga …

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10 Stunning Summer Dance Shots

Our words to live by? Dance where and when the spirit takes you. If you’re a professional ballet dancer on summer break, it’s only natural to seize a searing sunset …

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