Spring Mix with the PBT Orchestra

  • Date: Apr 5 - Apr 7, 2024
  • Venue: Benedum Center

Choreography: George Balanchine, Jae Man Joo, Helen Pickett | Music: P.I. Tchaikovsky, Philip Glass and Thomas Montgomery Newman, and composers to be announced.

Our spring mixed repertory program will be fresh as a daisy, featuring pieces selected by Adam W. McKinney in his new role as PBT’s artistic director, including a commissioned world premiere by Pittsburgh-based choreographer, Princess Grace Award Recipient Choreographer Jae Man Joo. Also lighting up the Benedum stage will be the vibrant colors and high energy of Helen Pickett’s sparkling Petal and the exhilarating piece George Balanchine declared “everything I know about classical ballet in thirteen minutes,” his exuberant and joyous Allegro Brilliante.


Artists: Lucius Kirst and Tommie Lin O’Hanlon | Photography: Rieder Photography

Performance Times

Friday, April 5, 2024 – 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 6, 2024 – 2:00 PM

Saturday, April 6, 2024 – 7:30 PM

Sunday, April 7, 2024 – 2:00 PM

Theater Programs


Join us online to learn about the production before you head to the theater! Stay tuned for date and more information!

At the Theatre

Expand your experience at the ballet with these free PBT Education programs, open to all ticket holders!

Opening Night Preview  |   Friday, April 5 | 6:30 p.m.

A great opportunity to hear from choreographers, creatives and dance makers involved in the production! Get a little intro to and context for what you’re about to see on stage.

Artist Q&A  |  Saturday, April 6  |  after the 7:30 p.m. performance

Chat with PBT’s amazing artists about their roles in the performance, working with the choreographer and other burning questions!

Curtain Up!  |  Sunday, April 7 |  1 p.m.

A truly special opportunity to watch the last few minutes of company class on stage! After class is over we’ll get a quick overview of the production and take your questions.

We’ll be in the Orchestra level (first floor) of the theater; no registration needed for these programs.