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

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



Hannah CarterDracula  |   Friday, Feb. 10

Hannah Carter

The Masters Program  |  Saturday, April 15

Performance Preview 

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

Dracula  |  Saturday, Feb. 11  |  6:30 p.m.

The Sleeping Beauty  |  May 20

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.



Dracula  |  Feb. 12

The Masters Program  |  April 16

The Sleeping Beauty  |  May 21

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.