Mission

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 School Director Marjorie Grundvig and PBT Artistic Director Susan Jaffe, PBT School cultivates the next generation of professional dancers and provides a diverse, classically based curriculum to more than 1,500 students of all ages. 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

2022 Spring Performance and Pre-Professional Showcase

PBT School is excited to provide our students with the opportunity to perform again on stage! Join us May 26th-28th at PNC Theater at Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse to see the emerging artists of PBT School.

To learn more and to purchase tickets, visit here.

IMPORTANT SCHOOL UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19.

For more information on PBT School’s procedure in accordance with the coronavirus (COVID-19) please click here.

Children’s Division

Budding ballet dancers exercise both their bodies and imaginations under the guidance of instructors who …

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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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Community Division 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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