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 or 412-454-9117.

2017-2018 Season Fast Facts

  • Five full-length ballets onstage October through early May
  • A reprisal of the thrilling story ballet, Dracula, over Halloween weekend
  • 24 performances of PBT’s Pittsburgh-inspired The Nutcracker, including a Dec. 1, Student Matinee and a Dec. 26, sensory-friendly performance designed for patrons with sensory sensitivities and other special needs
  • A two-weekend run of Swan Lake featuring the live PBT Orchestra and brand-new scenic designs by world-renowned designer, Peter Farmer
  • March mixed repertory program at the August Wilson Center featuring world premiere works by seven emerging choreographers from PBT’s own company of dancers
  • Company premiere of Jerome Robbins’ West Side Story Suite + In the Night, presented by UPMC as part of national centennial celebrations for Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein

Press Releases

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 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.

2017-2018 Season Dress Rehearsals

6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 – Benedum Center

The Nutcracker
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 (time TBA) – Benedum Center

Swan Lake with the PBT Orchestra
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 (time TBA) – Benedum Center

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre: New Works
Thursday, March 15, 2018 (time TBD) – August Wilson Center

UPMC Presents West Side Story Suite + In the Night
Thursday, May 3, 2018 – Benedum Center

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

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