Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School

From pre-ballet to pre-professional, we guide dancers every step along the way.

PBT School, the official training institution of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, is recognized as one of the nation’s finest schools for dance education and training. Under the leadership of Co-directors Marjorie Grundvig and Dennis Marshall and Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr, we cultivate the next generation of professional dancers and provide a diverse, classically based curriculum to more than 1,000 students of all ages. As we help students grow in their technique and artistry, we work to instill long-term appreciation for the art of ballet and the values it embodies.

Children’s Division

Budding ballet dancers exercise both their bodies and imaginations under the guidance of instructors who specialize in early childhood education.

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Student Division

Students strengthen their technique in the studio and work toward the chance to showcase their new repertoire on stage.

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Pre-Professional Division

We support next-generation dancers with career-track curriculum inspired by the realities of a professional ballet company.

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Intensive Summer Program

Six days a week, students stretch, strengthen and dance their way to stronger technique and stage presence.

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Community Division Classes

Whether you’re just starting out or nurturing a lifelong love for dance, drop in for a ballet, Pilates, barre, yoga or cardio class at PBT School.

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Byham Center for Dance

Our newly expanded facilities, featuring seven spacious studios, are located in Pittsburgh’s vibrant Strip District neighborhood.

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