Pittsburgh Ballet reminds us that before Twilight -- and after twilight -- there was Dracula.

Before Edward and The Twilight Saga, before Louis and Lestat and Ann Rice's Vampire Chronicles, there was Dracula, the original vampire playboy. Not just a coldblooded killer, Dracula was a conqueror of women's hearts, killing some while turning many into his beautifully undead brides.\n\nIn choreographer Ben Stevenson's ballet version of Dracula (1997), to be performed Feb. 11-13 by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, the lustful count is no less insatiable.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's 2011-12 season brings 'Streetcar' premiere

Fresh takes on familiar stories and returning popular repertoire will animate the five productions of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's 2011-12 season.\n\nThe company, which has enjoyed four consecutive years of balanced budgets, plans to add four or five performances to the run of its production of "The Nutcracker," set in Pittsburgh by artistic director Terrence S. Orr.\n\n\n

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's lineup includes 2 debuts

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's 2011-12 season will be a pas de deux of old favorites and new attractions -- including a venue change, Pittsburgh premieres and more chances to catch "The Nutcracker."\n\nDancers will open the 42nd season in October with "Peter Pan." Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet premiered this work by choreographer Jorden Morris in 2006. PBT has performed "Peter Pan" in the past, but its next showing at the Benedum Center, Downtown, will mark the Pittsburgh debut of Mr. Morris' version.\n\n\n

Pop Filter Hot Pick: PBT's Dracula Brings Dance & Darkness to the Stage

In the days leading up to Valentine's Day, forget flowers and chocolates, and instead take in one of the city's rich cultural offerings with that special someone, group of girlfriends or roommates, favorite cousin, or best buddy.\n\nWith its production of Dracula, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) has the perfect combination of lust, love and longing for the occasion.

The real Dracula returns: PBT presents the classic gothic romance just in time for Valentine's Day

It's almost Valentine's Day, the time of year for crimson roses, heart-shaped candies, candlelit dinners -- and Count Dracula?\n\nPittsburgh Ballet Theatre thinks the blood-thirsty Casanova isn't just for Halloween.\n\n"Dracula was before Edward," artistic director Terrence Orr said, referring to vampire heartthrob Edward Cullen from Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" book and film series. "When you think about the [Dracula] story, in actuality, it is a love story."\n\n

Prix de Lausanne Blog Entry!

Head over to the Prix de Lausanne blog to read Anwen's latest blog entry from Switzerland!

Prix de Lausanne - Day 1

Congratulations to our two students, Anwen David & Aviana Adams for being chosen to compete in the Prix De Lausanne 2011 competition! Today is their first day at the competition in Switzerland. We will have some photos and blog entries soon! For information visit our Prix de Lausanne page:

Prix De Lausanne Rehearsals

Click below to check out photos from some recent Prix de Lausanne rehearsals here at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School!

Prix De Lausanne 2011

Congratulations to our two students, Anwen David & Aviana Adams for being chosen to compete in the Prix De Lausanne 2011 competition!

PBT School in the News: By adding a dorm, Pittsburgh Ballet's school becomes more competitive

Weekdays for 18-year-old Cameron Clark start out like those of most teens. He wakes up at about 6:30 a.m., grabs a shower and some breakfast and then heads to class at Schenley High School in Shadyside, where he is a senior in the school's final graduating class.\n\nBut before hitting the books, he hits the dance floor at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre headquarters at 2900 Liberty Ave. in the Strip District, where he is a full-time student in the PBT School's pre-professional program. After a technique class, it is off to high school until early afternoon.