Erin Casale

Corps de Ballet

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Instagram: @ballerina_erin

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Born in Johnstown, PA

Grew up in Johnstown, PA and Stafford, VA


Johnstown Concert Ballet 

Academy of Russian Ballet

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School & Graduate Program


Joined PBT as an Apprentice in 2019

Promoted to Corps de Ballet in 2021

  • 1st Flash (Jormo Elo)
  • Allegro Brilliante (George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust)
  • Boléro (Susan Jaffe)
  • Carmina Terra (Susan Jaffe)
  • Divertimento No. 5 (George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust)
  • Dracula (Michael Pink)
  • Duende (Nacho Duato)
  • Giselle (Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot)
  • Great Gatsby (Jorden Morris)
  • Raymonda (Marius Petipa)
  • Rubies (George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marius Petipa)
  • Swan Lake (Susan Jaffe)
  • Swan Lake (Terrence S. Orr)
  • The Nutcracker (Terrence S. Orr)
  • Theme and Variations (George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust)
  • Western Symphony (George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust)

  • Dance Magazine “Top 25 to Watch” in 2023
  • Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Top 12 in 2014, 2015 and 2016

  • Summer Intensives with Harid Conservatory and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School
  • Yellowstone International Arts Festival in 2022
  • Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch” Live event in New York City, 2023 

  • Husband – PBT Artist Josiah Kauffman
  • 3 pet hamsters that I adore


What was a defining moment in your career?

The 2022-23 season. I got to work with so many choreographers – Helen Pickett, Jorma Elo, Jim Vincent and Judith Fugate. And I got to really improve the areas where  I struggled. I was also awarded Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch”!

Do you have a favorite vacation spot? 

Going home to visit my husband’s family in Bozeman, Montana. It’s so different compared to where I grew up, and there are always new and fun things to do!

If you could meet anyone in the world, who would you meet?

Steve Carell – I’m a huge Office nerd.