PBT Company Auditions for the 2024-25 Season

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Application Guideline

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) is pleased to announce our 2024-25 company auditions.
PBT is in search of talented, versatile ballet artists who are interested in joining the organization and its commitment to collaboration, community and the creation of extraordinary ballet experiences that give life to the classical tradition, nurture new ideas and, most of all, inspire. Ballet artists of all ranks and experience are welcome to submit materials for consideration.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

There are two ways to audition for PBT, both of which are at no financial cost.

In-Person Audition at PBT

Sunday, March 3, 2024

To audition in-person at PBT, pre-registration is required. Pre-registration consists of submitting a headshot, danceshot, resume and video link no later than February 10, 2024 for consideration. Once artists submit their materials as part of the pre-registration process, PBT’s artistic team will contact artists no later than February 18, 2024 to inform them of the invitation to audition in person at PBT on Sunday, March 3, 2024.


Video Submission

Submissions are accepted through March 3, 2024.

To submit materials online as part of the video submission process, artists should submit a headshot, danceshot, resume and video link.


American Guild of Musical Artists

PBT company artists are members of the American Guild of Musical Artists AFL-CIO, the labor union representing dancers, singers and stage personnel in the U.S.A. PBT’s 38-week contract begins August 5, 2024.

Artist Salaries

Artist salary rates vary, based on rank and experience, but begin at no less than $618.50 per week for an Apprentice I contract. PBT provides health, vision and dental insurance, along with a 403(b) retirement plan with 5% match, access to financial advisers, discounted membership rates at an elite fitness club and a robust employee assistance program through WorkPartners. PBT has a long-time partnership with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s renowned sports medicine team, and is able to offer access to state-of-the-art preventative and restorative treatments. PBT offers discounted Pilates and Gyrotonic® sessions to company artists. PBT also provides a supply of pointe shoes for artists who use them. Company artist opportunities include, but are not limited to, paid apprenticeship positions for artists aged 18-22. PBT provides apprentices an additional $8,000 stipend for academic activities and/or professional development.

PBT Apprentice Program

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre apprentice positions have been made possible through a generous gift from Leslie Fleischner and her late husband Hans.

Questions: Please email rehearsal director Steven Annegarn sannegarn@pittsburghballet.org.