Pittsburgh’s Ballet Company for 55 Years

2024-2025 Season Overview

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Peter Pan

October 25-27, 2024 – Benedum Center

Pittsburgh Premiere!

Escape to Neverland for a daring adventure with Wendy, John, Michael, Tinkerbell and Peter in the ever-playful Peter Pan. This new interpretation of the classic tale is told through the eyes of a child, and includes spectacular flying, swashbuckling sword fights, giant puppets, costumes inspired by punk fashion and, of course, a little pixie dust! A Pittsburgh premiere, this magical ballet is sure to mesmerize audiences of all ages.

Choreography: Trey McIntyre | Music: Edward Elgar, arranged by Niel DePonte





The Nutcracker

December 6-27, 2024 – Benedum Center

The Magical Holiday Tradition!

The dazzling world of The Nutcracker. returns to the Benedum Center this December. Set in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh, The Nutcracker.sweeps audiences into a thrilling journey with Marie and the Nutcracker Prince as they travel through sparkling snow into the Land of Enchantment. Experience spectacular dance at its finest, colorful characters, gorgeous costumes, stunning scenery and the iconic Tchaikovsky score as you are whisked into the most delightful time of the year.

Choreography: Terrence S. Orr | Music: P.I.Tchaikovsky





Romeo and Juliet with the PBT Orchestra

February 14-16, 2025 – Benedum Center

A Valentine’s Weekend Event!

The world’s most famous love story is brought to life by PBT in the emotional and timeless saga of Romeo and Juliet. Jean-Christophe Maillot’s version of the ballet takes a fresh approach to Shakespeare’s classic story by focusing on the youthfulness of the characters, and portrays the tragedy from the perspective of the priest, whose good intentions ultimately lead to the demise of the two young, star-crossed lovers. Sergei Prokofiev’s unforgettable score, played by the PBT Orchestra, underscores the beauty and passion of this beloved ballet. Join us for a moving performance full of romance that will reach your heart and soul.

Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot | Music: Sergei Prokofiev





Spring Mix: 5 for 55

April 4-6, 2025 – August Wilson African American Cultural Center

Balanchine and Two World Premieres!

In honor of our 55th Anniversary, artistic director Adam W. McKinney has selected five remarkable contemporary and neo-classical works for Spring Mix – three that, throughout its history, the company has performed and two world premieres. Fall in love again with George Balanchine’s sumptuous and sparkling Emeralds, Jorma Elo’s divine, fast-paced 1st Flash and Dwight Rhoden’s intense and passionate Ave Maria. Be enthralled by two newly-choreographed world premieres – the compelling, primal Rite of Spring by PBT choreographer-in-residence and soloist William Moore and another by acclaimed choreographer Caili Quan.

Choreography: George Balanchine, Jorma Elo, Dwight Rhoden, William Moore and Caili Quan I Music: Gabriel Fauré, Jean Sibelius, Giulio Caccini, Igor Stravinksy and additional music to be announced.




The Wizard of Oz with the PBT Orchestra

May 9-11 & 16-18, 2025 – Benedum Center

Must-See Pittsburgh Premiere!

An extraordinary whirlwind of adventure lands in Pittsburgh with the PBT premiere of the whimsical The Wizard of Oz. Based on the beloved book and film, this ballet follows Dorothy and Toto down the yellow brick road into Oz. Joined by the Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion, they quest to find the Wizard and battle a Wicked Witch. This incredible family event includes all of L. Frank Baum’s signature characters, and brings the Emerald City to dazzling life with imaginative costumes, beautiful sets, special effects, spectacular choreography and original music played live by the PBT Orchestra!

Choreography: Septime Webre | Music: Matthew Pierce




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