Community Youth Scholarship Program

PBT created the Youth Scholarship program to make the company, school and art of ballet accessible to students and families throughout the greater Pittsburgh community.

Established in 2013 by PBT School and the PBT Education team, this annual program works to expose children to dance at an early age by providing need-based scholarships for young students with talent and drive. Scholarships focus on students from ages 5 to 9 – a pivotal stage to begin ballet training. PBT has awarded 51 full and partial scholarships to young dancers since the program’s inception.

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Information for the 2020/21 School Year

Due to ongoing health and safety concerns the CYS audition process is changing for the upcoming season. Unfortunately we will not be holding a Community Youth Scholarship audition for the general public. However, PBT will continue to offer ballet classes at Hope Academy at East Liberty Presbyterian Church for the 2020/21 school year. Scholarships at Hope Academy are available – please check Hope Academy’s website for information and schedule and for scholarship eligibility information.

We hope to see you when we resume our traditonal Community Youth Scholarship audition process next year! Please contact the Education Department with any questions or for more information.