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 direction of PBT Artistic Director Susan Jaffe and School Director Marjorie Grundvig, PBT School provides a diverse dance curriculum to students across its Children’s, Student, Pre-Professional and Community divisions. Ranging from pre-ballet to pre-professional, PBT School fosters the expression, discipline and joy of ballet at every level and cultivates the next generation of professional dancers. All PBT School instructors are certified through level 5 in the American Ballet Theatre curriculum. While students grow in their technique and artistry, PBT School works to instill a long-term appreciation for the art of ballet and the values it embodies.

PBT School is committed to:

-Providing ballet education and training of the highest caliber that prepares students for professional careers in dance

-Welcoming students of all levels, interests and backgrounds

-Fostering an equitable and inclusive environment

-Focusing on the dancer as a whole person and nurturing them into creative, confident and well-rounded individuals



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Student Division

Students strengthen their technique in the studio and work toward the chance to showcase their …

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Pre-professional Division

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

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Intensive Summer Program

Six days a week, students stretch, strengthen and dance their way to stronger technique and …

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Dance & Wellness Classes

Whether you’re just starting out or nurturing a lifelong love for dance, drop in for …

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Byham Center for Dance

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

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