PBT Season Trailer Takes Gold in International Competition

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's 2015-2016 Season trailer took both the gold and silver medal in the Online Film/Video category at the 2015 Davey Awards, an international competition that honors the achievements of smaller agencies that "derive their strength from big ideas, rather than stratospheri

PBT Remembers Founding Chair Loti Falk Gaffney

This week, the Pittsburgh arts community lost an irreplaceable woman - Loti Falk Gaffney, PBT's founding board chair and long-time inspiration.  In her honor, it is PBT’s privilege to share this video tribute, produced by WQED, to her irrepressible energy, her beautiful spirit and her unstoppable drive to uplift her community. 


Dance Medicine Professionals Converge in Pittsburgh

Last week, more than 400 members of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science converged on Pittsburgh for a three-day meeting focusing on improving clinician care for dancers. The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre family could not have been more thrilled to participate. 

First, more than 100 meeting attendees filled PBT Studios on Thursday to observe PBT dancers in working rehearsals for the company's intensely phyiscal season opener, Mixed Repertory #1, onstage Oct. 23-25, at the Benedum. 

Learning on the Move

Guest Post: Education Director Christina Salgado

This is part of a series on PBT’s involvement in the 25th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science. Learn more about IADMS at

In creative movement class, children might be birds in flight or dinosaurs in motion. Scarves flutter through the air, hula hoops spin. Imaginations soar as they explore their space.  The possibilities are endless. 

Artist Spotlight: Gabrielle Thurlow

Glimpse a Recent Rehearsal Day

From the showmanship of Western Symphony to the physicality of William Forsythe, it's all in a day's work for a PBT dancer. In celebration of World Ballet Day, PBT Soloist Gabrielle Thurlow took over PBT's Instagram and shared a typical rehearsal day for PBT's season opener, Mixed Repertory #1, which features a trio of trailblazing ballets. Here, Thurlow shares her excitement for the program, plus Instagram exclusives. 



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A Leap Forward for Dance Medicine

PBT Physical Therapist Shares Insights on IADMS Meeting

This is part of a series on PBT’s involvement in the 25th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science. Learn more about IADMS at


Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre shares a key advantage with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins – the specialized medical care of the UPMC Sports Medicine team.

Welcoming Dance Medicine & Science Professionals to Pittsburgh

Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr Shares a Slice of his Keynote Speech for 25th Annual Conference

Above: Terrence S. Orr and company members with Dr. Freddie Fu, Dr. Vonda Wright and members of the UPMC Sports Medicine team.


Artist Spotlight: Yoshiaki Nakano

PBT Principal Yoshiaki Nakano is making moves. In six years with PBT, he has ascended to the company’s top rank and earned a spot on Dance Magazine’s 2014 “25 to Watch” ranking. Now, he’ll become the first PBT dancer to choreograph an original work for the company’s main-stage season.

Mixed Repertory #1: Ballet Breakdown

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre opens its 2015-2016 Season with trailblazing works by iconic choreographers. See three works with one ticket, and explore the bold physicality and imagination of ballet.

"Life in the Grid"

Principal Alexandra Kochis Reflects on Chicago Tour
by Alexandra Kochis, PBT principal dancer