Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School


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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. 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.

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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