Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School

a Dance School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Today, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School (PBT School) is recognized as one of the nation’s finest schools for dance education and training. The 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 800 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.

Age Range

Mommy & Me Classes (Ages 1-2), Children’s Division (Age 2-8), Student Division, Pre-Professional Division, and Adult Open Division

Classes Offered

Classical Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Modern, Contemporary Ballet, Variation Class, Men's Ballet Class, Adult Dance Classes, Hip Hop, Character Dance


Learn more at http://www.pbt.org/school.

Performing Opportunities

At the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, performance opportunities are part of the school philosophy. Student Division students perform in the school’s annual Spring Performance. Spring Performance is designed to reflect the student’s journey from Level I to Pre-Professional training. Throughout the year, some dancers in the Student Division may have the opportunity to audition for and perform in PBT Company repertoire at the Benedum Center.


Terrence S. Orr, Artistic Director Marjorie Grundvig, Director Dennis Marshall, Director Steven Annegarn, PBT Ballet Master Marianna Tcherkassky, PBT Ballet Mistress Visit http://www.pbt.org/pittsburgh-ballet-theatre-school/faculty-and-staff for a complete list.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School Summer Intensive Program

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School has a distinguished reputation as an artistic and instructional leader of dance training, and provides an excellent opportunity for aspiring dancers to experinece a comprehensive curriculum in a professional environment. Under the direction of internationally renowned PBT Artistic Director, Terrence S. Orr, and School Directors, Majorie Grundvig, and Dennis Marshall, the Instensive Summer Program 2014 will include instruction by prominent PBT Faculty members and other accomplished guest teachers.

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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School Performances

Summer Program