Resources for Educators

Professional Development Workshops

Join fellow educators to delve into the rich history, dancing, and music of the upcoming production. Explore fun and educational ways to incorporate the ballet into your classroom and prepare students to attend a performance. Leave feeling inspired and ready to share the wonder and joy of live dance with your students!


The Nutcracker Workshop 
Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
PBT Studios

Student Matinee: Friday, December 6, 2019, 11 a.m. Benedum Center.



Beauty and the Beast Workshop 
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
PBT Studios

PNC Presents Beauty and the Beast Student Matinee: Friday, February 14, 2020, 11 a.m. Benedum Center.



Teachers bringing students to the student matinee have access to our Educator Portal, with resource materials for preparing students for performance.


PD Workshop Fast Facts

Act 48 hours: 4+ hours available!

Cost: FREE for educators bringing students to the corresponding matinee, or $60 (includes breakfast, lunch, and resource materials)

Bus funding: Attending the workshop entitles qualifying schools to apply for bus funding assistance. Check out the link to see if you qualify.

Questions?  412-454-9109 or email

Teacher Resource Guides

PBT’s Education team designs teacher resource guides to help you enhance your students’ experience at the ballet. The guides provide curricular support with contextual information and activities that align with PDE Academic Standards. Other educational materials, including CDs, fabric samples, and more, may also be available.

PNC Presents Beauty and the Beast Teacher Guide



The Nutcracker Teacher Guide

Sponsored by:



Take a look at a few of our guides for past productions:

General Information

Ballet Resource Guide

TEACH at PBT Advisory Group

We are looking for your educational expertise! Join “TEACH at PBT:

  • Teachers
  • Educators
  • Advocates
  • Community Helpers

This advisory group

  • impacts PBT education programs through participation, input and reflection
  • brainstorms new offerings and revise current education programs
  • networks with other educators in Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • gets an exclusive look at behind-the-scenes action at the ballet

For more information: Call 412-454-9109 or email