Dyeing Pointe Shoes

From handcrafting tutus, dresses, jackets and headpieces to wig stylings, custume fittings and costume repairs, the PBT Costume Shop has a long list of duties throughout each season. One of …

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Celebrating Juneteenth at PBT with Corey Bourbonniere and Reframing the Narrative

Juneteenth National Independence Day, is a holiday in the United States that is celebrated annually to commemorate the end of slavery in America. It celebrates June 19, 1865, when the …

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Announcing Six New Artists for PBT’s 24/25 Season

As PBT’s 2023-24 season comes to an end, we’re excited to announce six new updates to the company roster for our upcoming 55th Emerald Anniversary season. PBT is pleased to …

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Meet Incoming Director of Education and Community Engagement April Berry

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) has named April Berry as the organization’s new Director of Education and Community Engagement, beginning July 1, 2024. She joins PBT from Kansas City Ballet, where …

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All Things Prince with Colin McCaslin

Everyone loves a prince – and PBT Soloist Colin McCaslin has played his fair share of them onstage. We asked him what it is like to portray the Prince in …

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Talking Shoes with Cinderella

Cinderella’s glass slippers are among the most famous fictional shoes in the world. Here at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, pointe shoes are just as important to our artists as Cinderella’s slippers …

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William Moore’s Favorite PBT Moments

PBT Soloist William Moore will be retiring from the company on May 18 during Cinderella. Moore danced with PBT for more than 11 years, as well as choreographed for them. …

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Yoshiaki Nakano’s Favorite PBT Memories

After serving as an artist at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre for more than 14 years, Principal artist Yoshiaki Nakano will retire on May 19, 2024. Nakano has won numerous dance awards …

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Danielle Downey’s Favorite PBT Moments

After serving as an artist at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre for more than 17 years, Danielle Downey, a Corps de Ballet member, will retire on May 18, 2024. During her tenure …

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Cinderella Casting Announced

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) will present the U.S. premiere of Jayne Smeulders’ Cinderella with the PBT Orchestra for its 2023-24 season finale on May 17-19 at the Benedum Center. This …

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Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Abigail Huang

Hometown Born in Stanford, CA Grew up in San Francisco, CA Training Ballet San Jose School Marin Ballet School San Francisco Ballet School PBT Joined PBT as an Apprentice in …

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Choreographer Yoshiaki Nakano and “Violin Pas de Deux”

Yoshiaki Nakano, a native of Japan, joined PBT in 2010 and was promoted to principal artist in 2014. He received his training at the Elite Ballet Studio in Osaka, Japan, …

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Choreographer Jae Man Joo discusses “When Time Stands Still”

This year, PBT has the honor of producing the world premiere of celebrated choreographer Jae Man Joo’s When Time Stands Still. Join us as Joo discusses his work on this …

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PBT Dancers Share Favorite Moments of “Petal”

 High-octane, sensual, vivacious, lively, vibrant, a barely contained riot of wildflowers. These words and phrases have all been used to describe Helen Pickett’s dynamic Petal. With spring in the air, Petal is …

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Spring Mix with the PBT Orchestra Casting Announced

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has announced casting for its upcoming performances of Spring Mix with the PBT Orchestra. Four incredible works – including two world premieres – will take center stage …

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