Apprenticeships and Shadow Studies
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre offers two exciting programs for high schoolers in grades 10-12 to explore dance and arts administration careers.
Shadow Study—This one-day program allows a student to tailor their experience to their area of interest:
- artistic (dancing and choreography),
- production (stage managing and design),
- or arts administration (Marketing, Development, or Education).
Students will shadow a person in their area of interest during a typical workday, helping with tasks and experiencing first-hand the dedication and energy that goes into creating a high-quality and successful arts organization.
“Everyone we talked to was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I’m so glad they took time to talk with us during their busy day!” ~Shadow Study participant, 2009-10
To apply for a Shadow Study, download the application today!
For more information, please contact Alyssa Herzog Melby, Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-454-9105.
Apprenticeship Program—This extended version of our Shadow Study gives students exposure to all areas of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre: artistic, production and arts administration. The program includes six visits to PBT: Four in-studio half days from 9 am - 12 pm and attendance at two performances. Students participating in the Apprenticeship Program will learn about the history of PBT, the different departments and their responsibilities within the organization and even take a basic ballet class (no dance experience necessary)! The Apprenticeship Program will culminate in the student-driven final projects.
January 23, February 6 and 20, and March 3 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Performance of Moulin Rouge on Friday, February 15
Performance of Cinderella on Friday, April 19
This program is facilitated through the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. Please visit http://apprenticeships.aiu3.net/ to fill out an application today!