Support

Our needs are great, but our return to the community is even greater.

PBT’s impact on the region depends upon the support of the community. Earned revenues from ticket sales, tuitions and the endowment cover 60% of our annual budget. The remainder of our annual expenses is supported by contributions from individual donors, corporate partners, foundations and government agencies to PBT’s Annual Fund.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is committed to leveraging the power of the arts to the benefit of the Western Pennsylvania region through excellence in performance, training and community engagement.

  • PBT enriches the Pittsburgh community through a ballet repertoire that ranges from the works of the classical masters to today’s contemporary choreography. More than 70,000 individuals a year enjoy PBT’s five-production season in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Thousands more enjoy PBT through touring performances at regional and national venues.
  • PBT enhances the Pittsburgh community through the employment and training of Pittsburgh artists. PBT’s resident company of 30 dancers and orchestra of 50 members make Pittsburgh their home. At our facility in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, the PBT School provides ballet training to the talent of the future through a rigorous curriculum.
  • PBT educates the Pittsburgh community through Arts Education programs that foster creative exploration for children and Community Engagement initiatives that open avenues for broad participation in the arts. Since 1989, these programs have reached an estimated 250,000 people including some 180,000 children from over 200 school districts in a four-state region.

The support of the community will ensure that PBT continues to play a principal role in the vibrant arts presence of the Western Pennsylvania region, now and into the future.  Click here to see a list of PBT's generous Annual Fund donors.

Donate online today or click here to discover the many ways that you can support PBT's annual fund.

To learn more about the benefits associated with your gift, click on the link at the bottom of this page.

Please Note: Under current Internal Revenue Service guidelines, all non-profit organizations are required to inform you that the value of certain benefits reduces the tax deductible portion of your gift. If you wish to forego benefits that are not tax-deductible, please notify us in writing when the contribution is made and keep a copy for your records.


For questions, please contact:
Kelsey Russell, Manager of Individual Giving
412-454-9108 or krussell@pittsburghballet.org