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Ballet Becoming a Popular Exercise Option - KDKA

Bored with your workout? Try giving ballet a twirl.

Ballet works almost every muscle of the body, increases flexibility and even helps relieve stress.

At the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, you don’t need dance experience to take a drop-in class. School Director Marjorie Grundvig says you shouldn’t be afraid to jump right in.

PBT troupe gets orientation for Karmiel performance - The Jewish Chronicle

The Karmiel Dance Festival does not begin until August, but the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has already begun preparing for its first trip as a company to Israel.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to perform in Israel this summer - The Jewish Chronicle

The last time the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre toured overseas was in 1994, when it performed the full-length ballet “Romeo and Juliet” in Taiwan.

Now, 18 years later, the PBT is preparing to again travel abroad, this time to Israel.

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.

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