Some performers seek different career path after last dance

Change might be inevitable. Sometimes, it's even predictable, but managing the transition and adjusting to it emotionally can be challenging.\n\nDancers retire anywhere from age 20 to 45, says Terrence S. Orr, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's artistic director.\n\n"You go into this profession understanding you're going to be looking at a second or third career. You actually train to be a dancer for a longer period than for becoming a doctor or lawyer, and you're going into an occupation for a shorter period of time."\n\nThe exhilaration of dance is difficult to forsake.

Personality Test: PBT dancer Luca Sbrizzi - Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Luca Sbrizzi, who joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's corps de ballet in 2007, moves up this fall to soloist with the company. He lives in Bloomfield with his fiancee, Jenna Breitbach.\n\n

Intensive Summer Program Weeks 3 & 4 Photos are up!

Intensive Summer Program 2011 Weeks 3 & 4 photos are up! Head to pictage to see all of them and get your prints! Photography: Aimee DiAndrea

New PBT Board Members

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Intensive Summer Program Week 1 & 2 Photos are up!

Intensive Summer Program 2011 Week 2 photos are up! Head to pictage to see all of them and get your prints!

PBT's Peter Pan now with the Orchestra!

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Review: 'Dracula' a lavish Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre production

Lavish sets and spectacular production values, including simulated flying, elevate Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's "Dracula," which was revived this weekend at the Benedum Center Downtown. The ballet is a co-production with Houston Ballet and was first seen in 1997. Choreographer Ben Stevenson's language uses a lot of pantomime in addition to classical ballet moves to develop the characters and advance the action.\n

PBT dancers give 'Dracula' some bite

A lot has happened since Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre last presented "Dracula" in 2004. In the meantime, the count from Wallachia has been challenged (at least temporarily) by a more romantic and sensitive Edward of "Twilight" fame.\n\nNo matter -- it seems that people can't get enough of vampires.\n\n

PBT presents three-act ballet Dracula™

The popularity of vampire Edward and his family in the "Twilight" series of books and movies played a part in Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre artistic director Terrence S. Orr's decision to include Dracula in the current season's offerings. And don't forget, it is a love story. So its Friday-Sunday run is just in time for Valentine's Day. Well, that's true, Orr said with a little laugh. It was a nice change-up with Edward and it is usually performed around Halloween. Dracula is a love story. Why do people want to live forever and what are they willing to do to accomplish that?

Dracula' revived as a reminder of dark love near Valentine's

Dracula pops up when he wants to, or when he's thirsty. But that's not the reason Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's artistic director Terrence Orr is "very happy" to move the story from Halloween to Valentine's Day.\n\n"It can be considered a love story on the dark side," he says, pointing to Dracula as a precursor to Edward in "The Twilight Saga."\n