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2021-2022 Season

Season Premiere with the PBT Orchestra

Oct. 22-24, 2021 – Benedum Center
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre makes its triumphant return to the Benedum Center with a Season Premiere of four distinct works that capture the essence and evolution of the art form. Ballet’s innovative future is exemplified by Helen Pickett’s vivacious Petal and a world premiere work by Jennifer Archibald. Experience Balanchine’s glittering Diamonds, an embodiment of the precision and grace of the classical tradition set to the music of Tchaikovsky, and Victor Gsovsky’s exacting Grand Pas Classique.

The Nutcracker

Dec. 10-29, 2021 – Benedum Center
Snow settles on the Steel City as a wonderful adventure begins in PBT’s The Nutcracker. Join Marie, her Nutcracker prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy on a journey into the Land of Enchantment. Five fanciful scenes, over 150 unique costumes and Tchaikovsky’s enduring score make The Nutcracker a can’t-miss holiday tradition.
Nutcracker sponsors:

  •  Giant Eagle

Alice in Wonderland

Feb. 11-13, 2022 – Benedum Center
Step into a surreal world of outlandish illusion, dreamlike scenery and your favorite Lewis Carroll characters in Derek Deane’s Alice in Wonderland. A whimsical medley of Tchaikovsky’s music provides the perfect backdrop to the madness of deranged tea parties, unhinged games of croquet and extraordinary dance. Don’t miss the madcap ballet the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette calls an “old-fashioned romp through [the] British classic, ripe with over-the-top music hall flavor.”

Here + Now

Mar. 24-27, 2022 – August Wilson African American Cultural Center
PBT’s revamped Here + Now brings the cutting-edge voices in dance to the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. See the world premiere of SKIN + saltwater, created by local choreographer and PBT Artist in Residence Staycee R. Pearl, sponsored by Arts, Equity, & Education Fund, and a new work by Aszure Barton, an internationally acclaimed choreographer who has been described as an innovator of form. Revisit the excitement of a new trio by award-winning choreographer Helen Pickett – first seen during PBT’s annual performance at Hartwood Acres – and experience the depth of Anabelle Lopez Ochoa’s intimate La Pluie and Gemma Bond’s expressive Depuis le Jour.
In partnership with the August Wilson African American Cultural Center
Aszure Barton’s new work is sponsored by Elizabeth B. Yntema in support of female leadership and creativity in ballet.
PBT Artist in Residence, Staycee Pearl, sponsored by:

Swan Lake with the PBT Orchestra

May 6-15, 2022 – Benedum Center
Classical precision, superb storytelling and Tchaikovsky’s seminal score collide to create one of ballet’s most iconic works of art. The beautiful Odette, cursed to live as a swan, meets the prince who could break the spell – but the wicked Von Rothbart has plans of his own. Artistic Director Susan Jaffe’s own acclaimed history culminates in a new restaging of Swan Lake.

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