Jonathan Breight

Corps de Ballet

Social Media
Instagram: @breightlikethesun

Born in Neenah, WI
Grew up in Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School & Graduate Program

Joined PBT as an Apprentice in 2018
Promoted to Corps de Ballet in 2019

  • Alice in Wonderland (Derek Dean)
  • Beauty and the Beast (Lew Christensen)
  • Bolero (Susan Jaffe)
  • Carmina Terra (Susan Jaffe)
  • Diamonds (George Balanchine ©The George BalanchineTrust)
  • Depuis le Jour (Gemma Bond)
  • Giselle (Terrence S. Orr)
  • Great Gatsby (Jorden Morris)
  • Lacrimosa (Annabelle Lopez Ochoa)
  • Napoli (August Bournonville)
  • Quiet Dance (Kyle Abraham)
  • Rubies (George Balanchine ©The George BalanchineTrust)
  • Sechs Tanze (Jiří Kylián)
  • Skin and Saltwater (Staycee Pearl)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marius Petipa)
  • Swan Lake (Susan Jaffe)
  • Three – 4, 6, 8 (Helen Pickett)
  • Through the Window (Jennifer Archibald)
  • West Side Story Suit (Jerome Robbins)
  • Who Cares? (George Balanchine ©The George BalanchineTrust)

  • Instructor at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School
  • Staged works for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School Intensive Summer Program and Company Experience
  • Instructor for PBT’s Dance and Wellness Division


What has your favorite role been?
Dancing the Lacrimosa duet. Annabelle really understands each dancer and how to mold our instrument into the best version of us within the boundaries of the work. Plus, I connect with the spirituality in the work. I love that ballet!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I am very active with my church. I play handbells and sing in the choir. I also sing with the Pittsburgh Lutheran Chorus and the contemporary group Java Jam.

What’s your perfect day?
An early morning with coffee and my dogs on my porch, followed by a day filled with family and friends hanging out together.