Community Programs & Classes

Connect with ballet in your backyard.

PBT’s education team brings ballet into neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region for creative movement and storytelling sessions and interactive demos. These programs provide an up-close look at ballet dancers, training and technique, illuminating the many nuances of movement and encouraging people of all ages to use dance to create, express and explore.


Open Window

Artist in Residence Staycee Pearl* and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre present Open Window, two nights of juried dance performances.  The Open Window Series provides a platform to share the dynamic work of Pittsburgh-based dance-makers.

Open Window Showcases will be held in Fall 2020 (Dates TBD) at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.

For more information about the showcases, click here.

*Artist in Residence is sponsored by AE&E


Ballet Class in our Community

Training in the fundamentals of ballet is closer than you think! PBT School instructors teach classes for children at two community locations.

Fox Chapel: Lauri Ann West Community Center – 1220 Powers Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Check the Center’s website for Early Learning and School Age and Teen Arts classes.

East Liberty Presbyterian Church: Hope Academy for Music and the Arts

Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet classes have been part of the Hope Academy since its inception. For registration information, visit the Hope Academy website.


Buzzword Pittsburgh

PBT is a partner in Buzzword Pittsburgh, promoting literacy and language development in young children. Through up-on-your-feet activities, PBT helps kids expand their vocabulary and express themselves using the language of movement. Sponsored by PNC Bank’s Grow Up Great, Buzzword harnesses the arts and science expertise of six partner organizations, which promote literacy, curiosity and creativity. Check out our free Buzzword events and activities at buzzwordpgh.org.