Ballet Under the Stars Casting Announced

The casting for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s annual Ballet Under the Stars performance at Hartwood Acres has been announced! PBT will be performing at Hartwood Acres on Sunday, August 20 at 7:30 p.m. as part of Allegheny County’s 2023 Summer Concert Series.  The outdoor performance is free to attend and open to the community.

Attendees are invited to arrive early to enjoy picnics, food trucks and free kids’ stations, including grab-and-go crafts, face painting, balloon art and a dance class led by PBT team members.

From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., PBT will host a pre-show Picnic in the Park. Join fellow ballet enthusiasts and PBT’s artistic director, Adam W. McKinney under the tent for drinks, dinner and the opportunity to meet PBT artists. Tickets are $100 for adults and $25 for children. Register online or call Associate Director of Development Aziza El Feil at 412-454-9127 for more information.

As the sun sets, PBT will present a mixed repertory performance featuring classical and contemporary works. 

Join Us in the Tent

Ballet Under the Stars is a free event but registration is recommended.


Artists of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre | Photo: Michael Henninger

Programming and Casting:

La Esmeralda Pas de Deux

Choreography by Jules Perrot | Staged by Alexandre Silva

Artists: Ariana Chernyshev and David O’Matz 


Choreographer: Barak Marshall

Artists: PBT Company

Theme and Variations Excerpt

 Choreography by George Balanchine | © The George Balanchine Trust

Artists: Hannah Carter and Lucius Kirst

The Sleeping Beauty Act II Excerpt

Choreography by Marius Petipa

Aurora: JoAnna Schmidt

Prince Désiré: Corey Bourbonniere

Lilac Fairy: Diana Yohe

Corps de Ballet: Erin Casale, Ariana Chernyshev, Sujanya Dhillon, Christian García Campos, Madeline Gradle, Cecilia Hernandez, Abigail Huang, Caitlyn Mendicino

, Amanda Morgan and Grace Rookstool

Swan Lake Act II Pas de Deux

Choreography by Lev Ivanov | Staged by Barbara Bears

Odette: Tommie Lin O’Hanlon 

Siegfried: Colin McCaslin

Catharsis Excerpts

Choreography by Yoshiaki Nakano

Artists in 3rd Movement: Corey Bourbonniere, Hannah Carter, Jack Hawn, Jacob Miller and Grace Rookstool

Artists in 4th Movement: Corey Bourbonniere, Hannah Carter, Erin Casale, Christian García Campos, Madeline Gradle, Jack Hawn, Josiah Kauffman, Caitlyn Mendicino, Jacob Miller, Luke Mosher and Grace Rookstool


Choreography by Adam W. McKinney

Artists: Corey Bourbonniere, Erin Casale, Ariana Chernyshev, Christian García Campos, Matthew Griffin, Abigail Huang, Amanda Morgan, Luke Mosher, Tommie Lin O’Hanlon, Grace Rookstool and Kurtis Sprowls


Banner Image | Artists: Diana Yohe ; Photo: Avianna Adams