Canceled: Ballet Under the Stars

Your favorite end-of-summer tradition is back, two months earlier than usual! Gather your friends and family, pack your picnic blankets and head on over to beautiful Hartwood Acres for some late afternoon family fun, followed by an evening of outdoor ballet – all free to the public! This year Ballet Under the Stars features the talents of rising stars who hail from 25 states around the U.S. and Canada and participate in PBT School’s Company Experience, a two-week summer intensive workshop. The evening will also include a performance by PBT Company dancers.

Pre-show Family Fun: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Arrive early to set up your picnic area (don’t forget your chairs and blankets!) and order dinner from one of our on-site food trucks. Limited family activities include grab-and-go crafts, face painting, free balloon art and dance lessons led by PBT staff.

VIP Picnic in the Park: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Join fellow ballet enthusiasts under the VIP tent for wine, dinner catered by Sprezzatura and the opportunity to meet PBT artists and staff!

Join Us in the Tent

Free Performance: 8 p.m.

Enjoy a relaxing evening of lovely music and breathtaking ballet. PBT School Company Experience program dancers and PBT Company dancers will perform a selection of classical, neoclassical and contemporary works from the company’s repertory. This year, Company Experience program dancers will perform “Tarantella” from Napoli, Raymonda excerpts, La Vivandière, Danzon, a piece choreographed by PBT Company dancer Christian García Campos, “The Rose Waltz” from Beauty and the Beast, and a world premiere by renowned choreographers Alexander Brady and Rika Okamoto. PBT Company dancers Tommie Kesten and Colin McCaslin will perform the Don Quixote pas de deux as a centerpiece of the evening. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates


Register to Hartwood and be entered to win 2 tickets to all five 2022-2023 PBT productions!

Hartwood Registration


Become an Event Sponsor!

Interested in sponsoring Ballet Under the Stars? Contact Jordan Duberow, Manager of Institutional Partnerships, at 412-454-9138 (office).

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s 2021-2022 Season Safety Sponsor


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