PBT Connects

Expand your ballet experience with these PBT Education programs for the 2022 – 2023 season productions! Programs are free; Theater programs are open to all ticket holders; Virtual Previews are open to all.

Virtual Preview 

Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. Know before you go! Join us online to learn about the performance.

Storytelling in Motion  Costume Chat  |  Wednesday, Sept. 28  |  6:30 p.m. |  Facebook Live

Join PBT Costume Director Kristin McLain for an up-close look at the vivid and distinctive costumes for Storytelling in Motion! Watch the recording of the program here!



The Nutcracker  |  Thursday, Dec. 8  |  6:30 p.m. |  Facebook Live (Click here for the recording!)

A quick look backstage as we gear up for the performances! With Director of Production Curtis Dunn. This program is recorded.



Dracula  |  Thurs., Feb. 2  6:30 p.m., Facebook Live (click here for the recording!)

Join us for a short preview of the ballet from PBT studios with Choreographer Michael Pink, and get a sneak peek at a few minutes of rehearsal with PBT Principal Artists Lucius Kirst (Dracula) and Hannah Carter (Mina).



The Masters Program  |  Info to come!

The Sleeping Beauty |   Info to come!

Director’s Cut / Opening Night Preview

Friday nights at 6:30 p.m. Dance makers give their insights into the performance.

Storytelling in Motion |   Friday, Oct. 7  |  6:30 p.m. 

Stager Jim Vincent and PBT Répétiteur Steven Annegarn discuss Nacho Duato’s Duende. We’ll be in the cafe area, first floor of the August Wilson Center. No registration needed.



Dracula  | Friday, Feb. 10

Join choreographer Michael Pink, Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director, for a look at the concept and choreography for Dracula. Register here.

Photo courtesy Milwaukee Ballet



The Masters Program  |  Friday, April 14

The Sleeping Beauty |   Friday, May 19    Register here!

Artist Q & A

After the show PBT dancers take your questions. No registration necessary.

Amanda Potts MorganStorytelling in Motion  |  Saturday, Oct. 8  |  after the 7:30 p.m. performance

Amanda Potts, David O’Matz, Samuel DerGregorian



Gabrielle ThurlowWilliam MooreThe Nutcracker  |  Saturday, Dec. 10

Ariana Chernyshev, Gabrielle Thurlow, William Moore, Jacob Miller



Diana YoheDracula  |   Friday, Feb. 10

Diana Yohe, Corey Bourbonniere



The Masters Program  |  Saturday, April 15

Performance Preview 

Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. A quick introduction to the production! No registration necessary.

Lucius KirstDracula  |  Saturday, Feb. 11  |  6:30 p.m.

With PBT Répétiteur Marianna Tcherkassky and Principal Artist Lucius Kirst.




The Sleeping Beauty  |  May 20  |  6:30 p.m.  Learn about the technique and artistry required to perform the role of Aurora with current and former PBT artists! Join us to hear from PBT Soloist Gabrielle Thurlow and former Principal Artists Julia Erickson and Erin Halloran.

Curtain Up! 

Sundays at 1 p.m. (The Nutcracker: 11 a.m.). Watch the last few minutes of company class on stage, and chat with PBT creatives about the ballet. No registration necessary.

Jonathan BreightThe Nutcracker  |  Dec. 11  |  11 a.m.

With Company Artist Jonathan Breight.



Lucius KirstDracula  |  Feb. 12

With Principal Artist Lucius Kirst



Balanchine and Beyond: The Masters Program  |  April 16

The Sleeping Beauty  |  May 21

With PBT Music Director and Principal Conductor Charles Barker


Nutcracker Family Workshop 

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 12:45 for a special Nutcracker story time, a themed craft and a sneak peek at the Sheep’s dance from Act 2! Enter at the Stage Door of the Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave. Registration required – register here!

PBT Connects programs presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.