Get to Know Nathan Smith – Incoming Apprentice

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is thrilled to announce that Emry Amoky and Nathan Smith will be joining PBT as company apprentices for the 23/24 season! 

Emry Amoky trained at the Houston Ballet Academy and was a member of Houston Ballet ll.  Some of the ballets he has performed in include Peter Pan, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Raymonda and Paquita.  

Nathan Smith trained in the pre-professional program at the Miami City Ballet School and the American Academy of Ballet.  Some of the ballets in which he has performed include Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, George Balanchine’s Western Symphony, Jerome Robbins’ 2&3 Part Inventions, Mozart in D Major and The Nutcracker.

We had an opportunity to ask Nathan a bit more about himself:


Name: Nathan Smith

Age: 19

Hometown: Buffalo, New York

What are you most excited about doing in Pittsburgh?

I am most excited to explore the city of Pittsburgh and dance with PBT. Also, to learn and grow with new repertoire and to dance in the beautiful Benedum Center. 

What is your favorite ballet?

My favorite ballet is Romeo and Juliet. I love the romance and passion of all the pas de deux and Romeo is my dream role. 

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not dancing?

When I’m not dancing I just like to relax in the comfort of my home surrounded by friends and family. I also enjoy time outdoors in nature and getting some sun. 

What’s your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure is definitely ice cream.


Check back soon to get to learn more about Emry Amoky.