Season Premiere with the PBT Orchestra

  • Date: Oct 22 - Oct 24, 2021
  • Venue: Benedum Center

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre makes its triumphant return to the Benedum Center with a Season Premiere of four distinct works that capture the essence and evolution of the art form. Ballet’s innovative future is exemplified by Helen Pickett’s vivacious Petal and a new work by Jennifer Archibald. Experience Balanchine’s glittering Diamonds, an embodiment of the precision and grace of the classical tradition set to the music of Tchaikovsky, and Victor Gsovsky’s exacting Grand Pas Classique.

Choreography: Helen Pickett, Jennifer Archibald, George Balanchine, Victor Gsovsky

Performance Times

  • Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021 – 2 p.m.

Theater Programs

Join us online or at the theater to learn more about the production! 

Virtual Preview  |  Tuesday, Oct. 19  |  7 p.m.

Get a quick preview of the production, live on Zoom! Register here.

Director’s Cut  |  Friday, Oct. 22  |  6:30 p.m.

Join us on opening night to hear from Helen Pickett, choreographer of Petal, and Judith Fugate, répétiteur for George Balanchine’s Diamonds. Registration is limited – please click here to sign up!

ViewPointe  |  Saturday, Oct. 23  |  6:30 p.m.

Brush up on your ballet knowledge with creatives and experts in the art form.  Registration is limited – please click here to sign up!

Ballet Warm-up  |  Sunday, Oct. 24  |  1 p.m.

Watch the last few minutes of company class and get ready for the performance with a quick intro to the show. No registration necessary – just come to the theater a few minutes early and our ushers will guide you to the program.

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