The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School’s Pre-Professional Students will be performing a variety of works including “Medium is the Message”, a piece choreographed by Julia Adam in the early 1990s for San Francisco Ballet’s Choreographic Workshop, drawing much attention for Ms. Adam’s uncanny wit and unique sense of movement. The program also features the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier in “The Nutcracker” Grand Pas de Deux.
A highlight of the program will be the debut of a brand new work, created by PBT School Graduate Student, Caroline McDonald – a new piece for a dozen dancers and set to original music composed and performed live by PBT Student, Jack Hawn.
Recognized as one of the nation’s finest schools for dance education and training, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School is under the direction of internationally renowned PBT Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr, School Directors Marjorie Grundvig, and Dennis Marshall. PBT School offers a thorough and well-rounded dance education for over 900 students of all ages, levels, and degrees of interest – taught by faculty and guest teachers of international acclaim. The School works to instill a long-term value of the art form in each student while emphasizing the study of diverse, high quality curriculum in a positive and inspirational learning environment.
The Pre-Professional Division (High School & Graduate) is the keystone of the School, training the next generation of professional dancers. Admission to this program is by audition and invitation only.