Media Room

Welcome to the PBT media room where you can find the latest press releases, company news and announcements in one spot.

For press inquiries please contact Meghan Swartz, associate director of communications, at mswartz@pittsburghballet.org or 412-454-9117.

2018-2019 Season Fast Facts

  • Five productions onstage October through early May
  • An October season opener featuring the PBT premiere of Jiří Kylián’s Sechs Tänze, plus reprisals of George Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15 and Kylián’s Petite Mort 
  • 26 performances of PBT’s Pittsburgh-inspired The Nutcracker, including a Dec. 7, Student Matinee and a Dec. 27, sensory-friendly performance designed for patrons with sensory sensitivities and other special needs
  • A new production of The Great Gatsby Feb. 8-17
  • Official kickoff of PBT’s 50th anniversary season in early February
  • A joint performance with Dance Theatre of Harlem March 15-24, at the August Wilson Center 
  • The Sleeping Beauty with the PBT Orchestra over Mother’s Day weekend

Press Releases

May 2018
PBT Signs 4 Additional Dancers

April 2018
PBT Signs Two New Dancers for 2018-2019 Season
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Completes $21.2 Million Campaign

March 2018
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Celebrates Jerome Robbins & Leonard Bernstein Centennials with Three Company Premieres
Three Dancers Promoted to Soloist for 2018-2019 Season

February 2018
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Unveils 2018-2019 Season
Julia Erickson to Close 17-year Career with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Debuts Brand-new Scenery for ‘Swan Lake’

November 2017
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s ‘The Nutcracker’ Takes the Stage Throughout December

October 2017

Dracula Opens 2017-18 Season Over Halloween Weekend

July 2017
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School Invites Children to Audition for Dance Scholarships
PSO Musicians Gift $10,000 to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Orchestra Endowment

June 2017
Two PBT School Students to Compete in World Ballet Competition

May 2017
PBT to Perform at the Chautauqua Institution Aug. 12

March 2017
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Presents North American Premiere of Deane’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’

February 2017
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Dance Theatre of Harlem Join Forces for August Wilson Center Performances
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season Lineup Featuring Company Premiere of ‘West Side Story Suite’

January 2017
Madcap Illusions, Costumes and Scenery in Store for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’

December 2016
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Presents ‘Nutcracker’ Performance for Patrons with Special Needs

November 2016
Pittsburgh-inspired ‘The Nutcracker’ Celebrates 15th Anniversary on Stage
PBT Hires New Male Dancer

October 2016
More than 1,500 Students, Educators to Kick off 15th Annual ‘The Nutcracker’
Long-time Principal Dancer to Give Farewell Performance at ‘Giselle’
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Opens 47th Season with Haunting Story of ‘Giselle’

September 2016
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Cuts Ribbon on Byham Center for Dance
Patricia Wilde Inducted into Dance Hall of Fame


Photos & Video

For high-res photos or HD video footage, please contact Meghan Swartz, associate director of communications, at mswartz@pittsburghballet.org or 412-454-9117. Or, visit our media gallery for a selection of photos suitable for web uses. Please credit all photographers.

We also invite credentialed media representatives to photograph behind-the-scenes at our studios, in our costume shop or at the theater during our full dress rehearsals.

2018-2019 Season Dress Rehearsals

Mozart in Motion
Thurs., Oct. 25, 2018 (time TBA) – Benedum Center

The Nutcracker
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2018 (time TBA) – Benedum Center

The Great Gatsby with the PBT Orchestra
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 (time TBA) – Benedum Center

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Dance Theatre of Harlem
Thursday, March 14, 2019 (time TBD) – August Wilson Center

The Sleeping Beauty with the PBT Orchestra
Thursday, May 9, 2019 (time TBA) – Benedum Center

Contact Meghan Swartz, associate director of communications, at mswartz@pittsburghballet.org or 412-454-9117 to confirm time and details of dress rehearsals.