From May through July,
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dancers take a well-deserved break from their full-time rehearsal schedule. For many dancers, summer is a time to travel, soak in the sun, guest perform and teach, rest and recuperate. Here, eight PBT dancers share some snaps of what they’ve been up to on and off the stage.
Principal Julia Erickson spent several weeks in sunny LA, guest performing with Barak Ballet and posing for stunning dance shots on the side. Photo by: Kat Westerman / Cameras and Dancers
Corps de Ballet dancer Jessica McCann and Principal Yoshiaki Nakano traveled to Yoshiaki’s native Japan to guest perform in and choreograph for the World Dream Gala, which featured the couple’s new work The Pulse of Our Heart, set to original music with traditional Japanese drums. Photo by: Shin-style
Corps de ballet dancer Jake Unger found time to soak up some sun in his home state of California.
Fresh from PBT’s production of Jerome Robbins’ West Side Story Suite, corps de ballet dancer Corey Bourbonniere revisited his role as Bernardo in Francesca Zambello’s production of West Side Story at The Glimmerglass Festival in New York. Photo by: Karli Cadel
Corps de ballet dancer Emily Simpson California dreaming at Zuma Beach.
PBT dancers, and newlyweds, Joseph Parr and Diana Yohe made a trip to their home stage of Ohio to guest star as lovers Giselle and Albrecht in City Ballet of Cleveland’s production of Giselle. Photo by: Susan Bestul
…And these honeymooners also took in the mountain majesty of Colorado’s El Dorado State Park.