Casting for Dracula Has Arrived!

PBT will be staging Michael Pink’s world-renowned Dracula for the first time ever in Pittsburgh. The ballet has been viewed and lauded by millions of people worldwide. The powerful choreography …

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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Names New Artistic Director

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 18, 2023) – After a comprehensive international search aided by Management Consultants for the Arts (MCA), the Board of Directors of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) announced today …

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Meet Ryan Sharp AKA The Nutcracker’s Fritz!

Fritz is Marie Stahlbaum’s pesky younger brother in The Nutcracker.  For anyone who has a sibling, there is a familiarity to his relationship with Marie.  They love each other, but …

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It’s Opening Night for The Nutcracker

The magic of The Nutcracker returns to the Benedum Center stage! Beneath the Stahlbaum’s growing Christmas tree, a battle between the chivalrous Nutcracker prince and the unrelenting Rat King unfolds, captivating the …

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The Nutcracker Casting Is Announced!

It’s the most magical time of the year as Marie and her Nutcracker prince journey to the Land of Enchantment. Along the way, they encounter the Snow Queen and King, …

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Behind the Scenes of The Nutcracker: Costumes Galore!

With five scenes, over 150 unique costumes, more than 1,500 accessories and 21 performances, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s (PBT) production of the holiday classic The Nutcracker is no small feat. One …

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Remembering Jay Romano 

This past weekend, PBT lost Jay Romano, our beloved CFO of over 40 years. Jay left a profound impact on PBT, and his tremendous passion, incredible empathy and terrific positivity …

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The Nutcracker Through the Years: Reflections with Ariana Chernyshev

At PBT School, students have the opportunity to perform onstage in PBT’s production of The Nutcracker every season, starting as young as age 8. Students who train in the School …

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Storytelling in Motion Sneak Peek: “Catharsis”

Written by Denise Mosley-Moore Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s (PBT) first production of the 2022-2023 season is Storytelling in Motion, a mixed repertoire showcase of contemporary ballet. Storytelling in Motion features PBT’s …

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Casting for “Storytelling in Motion” is Announced!

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has announced casting for Storytelling in Motion. The 22 – 23 season kicks off with “a taste of the world in Pittsburgh,” highlighting innovative, thought-provoking and athletic …

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Storytelling in Motion Sneak Peek: “The Exiled”

The Exiled features a large plexiglass room, where three of the five characters are confined during the entirety of the piece. The three incompatible strangers are destined to spend eternity …

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Storytelling in Motion Sneak Peek: “Duende”

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s first production of the 2022-2023 season is Storytelling in Motion, a mixed repertoire showcase of contemporary ballet. Storytelling in Motion features Nacho Duato’s piece Duende, which, like …

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How Our Dancers Spent Their Summer

After a long and successful season, PBT Company dancers enjoyed a well-deserved break for the summer months. From performing internationally to spending time with family, read on to learn how …

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Teacher Feature: Kaila Lewis, Head of the Children’s Division

Meet PBT School’s Head of the Children’s Division Kaila Lewis! A Pittsburgh native, Kaila has been teaching with PBT School since 2006, but her history with the School goes all …

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PBT School Graduate Students Take Center Stage

A male dancer holds hands with a female dancer on either side of him as the three leap across the stage

A major part of the PBT School experience is the opportunity for students to perform on the big stage. The most recent opportunity for PBT students to perform was at …

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