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In Their Own Words: Four Dancers Describe "An Evening of Twyla Tharp"

Packed with big names in entertainment, athletic intensity and artistic innovation, PBT's 2013-2014 Season opener "An Evening of Twyla Tharp" is among the most anticipated productions of the season for PBT company dancers. Here, four PBT dancers describe the artistic impact in their own words. 

PBT Education Director Receives Emerging Leader Award for Commitment to Arts Accessibility

This weekend, Alyssa Herzog Melby, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Director of Education and Community Engagement, received the 2013 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Award for Emerging Leaders for her dedication to advancing accessibility among ballet patrons with special needs. 

PBT's Julia Erickson Inspires Portrait Series

Julia: Paintings by Sonja Sweterlitsch


PBT Welcomes Four New Company Dancers

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has signed four new dancers to the 2013-2014 company roster, which makes its main-stage debut

Blog Post: PBT's Casey Taylor Shares Crosscultural Dance Experience

L to R: Casey Taylor, the dance instructor, Casey's older sister Alex, and the drummer

While visiting her sister in Africa this month, PBT dancer Casey Taylor made time for multicultural movement with an African dance class that she'll "remember for the rest of her life." Read more of her reflections on the movement and other tidbits from the trip in the following blog post.

PBT School Student Excels in Youth America Grand Prix

Congratulations to PBT School's Sophie Silnicki

Congratulations to PBT School student Sophie Silnicki on a standout performance at the 2013 Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) finals in New York City this spring.

Artist Spotlight: Hodaka Maruyama

ISP Students Go the Distance for Ballet


Name: Hodaka Maruyama

Age: 15

Hometown: Matsusaka, Mie, Japan

Home Ballet Studio: Takada Yukiko Ballet School

Repertoire Favorite: “Don Quixote” 

PBT School's Graduating Seniors Take Ballet Beyond High School

For the full-time high school students of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, the school day differs from the typical morning to afternoon academics and evening extra-curriculars.  With a full-day medley of studio and school work, PBT School’s high school students have learned to apply a ballet dancer’s poise to balancing both academic and artistic training.

Here, PBT School graduating seniors Ellie Morris, Carolyn Meder and Will Robichaud reflect on dancing through high school and integrating ballet into their post-graduate plans.

Artist Spotlight: A Postcard from Julia Erickson

Post-Season Travels in Istanbul & London

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