Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School

30 employees
53 years in business

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From pre-ballet to pre-professional, we guide dancers every step along the way.

PBT School, the official training institution of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, is recognized as one of the nation’s finest schools for dance education and training. Under the leadership of Co-directors Marjorie Grundvig and Dennis Marshall and Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr, we cultivate the next generation of professional dancers and provide a diverse, classically based curriculum to more than 1,000 students of all ages. As we help students grow in their technique and artistry, we work to instill long-term appreciation for the art of ballet and the values it embodies.

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Pittsburgh, PA 15201
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Children's Division students (ages 18 mo - 7 yrs) may be register based on their age as of September 1.

New Student Division Students (age 7-12) need to schedule a placement class.

PBT School does not offer private lessons. We train students in the context of a class setting.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

The PBT School faculty is diverse, with varying backgrounds.

Learn more at https://www.pbt.org/faculty

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Enrollment is for the full year (or summer, as the case may be). Tuition varies by level. Tuition may be paid in full or in payments according to our payment schedule

How did you get started teaching?

Learn about PBT and PBT School's history here: https://www.pbt.org/the-company/about/history

What types of students have you worked with?

PBT School provides a diverse, classically based curriculum to more than 1,000 students of all ages.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Each year, more than 200 PBT School students have the opportunity to perform on the Benedum Center stage alongside the professional dancers of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre as part of "The Nutcracker".

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Students should be eager to learn and work hard. 

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