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PBT School Holds its First-Ever Open Audition/Talent Search

SERIOUS ABOUT DANCE? OPEN AUDITION TALENT SEARCH!

Date: Saturday June 16, 2012
Time: 2-4 pm
Location: PBT Studios- 2900 Liberty Avenue
Cost: Free! Open to all students ages 8-15

Please contact us at 412.281.6727 or pbtschool@pittsburghballet.org for more information.

PBT School Heads to Wickenburg, Arizona for Artist Residency Program

PBT School has been invited to participate in an Artist Residency Program in Wickenburg, Arizona hosted by the Del E. Webb Center for Performing Arts and in partnership with the Flying E Ranch. The residency program is designed to give performing arts groups the opportunity to learn new works created by established and emerging artists. Eighteen students from PBT School's Graduate Program have been selected by School Directors, Marjorie Grundvig and Dennis Marshall to participate in the residency from April 24-29.

Free Event at PBT Studios - Cookies with Coppelia

Fall in love with Coppélia with a family-friendly trip to Dr. Coppelius' workshop. The PBT studios will come to life with a variety of fun-filled ways to get creative with Coppélia. Craft your own toy-themed creations, learn steps from the ballet, enjoy cookies and treats, and bring your camera to get a photo with characters from PBT's delightful production of Coppélia!

PBT School 2012 Spring Performance Tickets Now on Sale!

The annual school Spring Performance highlights the students' journey (Level I - Graduate) throughout the year.

PBT Student Sophie Silnicki wins the Youth Grand Prix, Junior Division, Semi-Finals!

Sophie Silnicki, a High School Full-Time student at PBT School, traveled to Torrington, CT last weekend to compete in the Youth America Grand Prix. After a few days full of classical and contemporary dance competitions, Sophie was awarded the grand prize in the Junior Division. Her next stop is New York for Finals during the week of April 23rd!\nCongratulations Sophie on your success!\n

College Students: Get Your FREE Seat to A Streetcar Named Desire!

One Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre supporter thinks it’s so important for local college students to experience the raw emotion of John Neumeier’s A Streetcar Named Desire that they’ve donated $10,000 to get students free seats to the show. PBT is now challenging Pittsburgh-area college students to experience this powerful production by choosing one of two ways to secure a free ticket to the performance:\n\n1. Students can submit a brief statement explaining why they think A Streetcar Named Desire is a must-see production.

PBT School Summer Schedule

The PBT School Summer Schedule is now available online! Registration begins March 1, 2012! Download a registration form online or contact the School Office to have one sent to you.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater makes 'Uncommon' debut at Wilson Center - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater made its debut last week at the August Wilson Center with a program fittingly called "Uncommon." In presenting three non-narrative ballets by three outstanding choreographers in chronological order, the last a world premiere, the program offered convincing evidence of an art form progressing.\n\nThe performance began with Dennis Nahat's "Brahms' Quintet," which was first performed in 1969 by American Ballet Theatre in New York City. Johannes Brahms is an uncommon choice for a ballet composer.

The PBT delivers an aesthetically diverse and absolutely brilliant repertory program - Pittsburgh City Paper

For Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's first production at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, PBT artistic director Terrence Orr looked to his past to choose two familiar ballet gems, and added a third from frequent guest choreographer Dwight Rhoden. The result is an aesthetically diverse and absolutely brilliant repertory program made even richer by live music, stellar dancing from the company and an intimate theater setting.

August Wilson Center provides perfect backdrop for Uncommon - MCKEESPORT DAILY NEWS

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture is the perfectly delightful, almost cozy setting for two Pittsburgh premieres and a world premiere presented by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dancers. Uniting the three B's of classical composers -- Brahms, Beethoven and Bach -- with three acclaimed contemporary choreographers in Dennis Nahat, Mark Morris and Dwight Rhoden to produce "Uncommon" is another feather in his hat for PBT artistic director Terrence Orr.

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