Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is delighted to announce that Abigail Huang will be joining PBT as a company apprentice for the 2023-24 season!
Abigail Huang trained from the age of 13 at the San Francisco Ballet School. During her time there, she had the opportunity to dance in many roles with the company including The Nutcracker (Clara), Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Swan Lake and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She was privileged to attend summer programs at Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Royal Ballet, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
Hometown: I was born and raised in Fremont, CA with my Mom, Dad, brother, and my dog, Cooper. My brother is close by as he attends Allegheny College in Meadville, PA.
What are you most excited about doing in Pittsburgh?
I am so excited to learn from and perform with the incredible dancers of PBT. The repertoire is going to really challenge me as a performer and artist. I am looking forward to connecting with the Pittsburgh audiences.
I am most nervous about my first winter. I wear a puffy coat when the temperature dips below 55 degrees in California, so I hope for a mild winter.
What is your favorite ballet?
That is a really hard question. It may be Don Quixote, it is a fun lighthearted ballet that really energizes audiences and is fun for every dancer on stage no matter how large or small your role is in the production. The dream scene in particular stands out as it feels like a show within the show.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not dancing?
I think my favorite hobby on weekends is sleeping in. I grew up in a very active family. I love the outdoors, especially the ocean. I just got scuba certified and love to surf. Art is a de-stressor for me. I rotate through several different mediums. I am currently doing a lot of crocheting, digital art, and playing several instruments.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasures are boba tea and trashy reality TV like “The Simple Life” and “Dance Moms”. I also love Trader Joe’s vegan pork rind chips.