Housed in a former industrial building, the headquarters of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre features class rooms, rehearsal halls and offices.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) was founded in December of 1969 by Nicholas Petrov, then director of the dance school program at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
Throughout the years, PBT grew and greatly benefited from its early exposure to a very large and eclectic number of dance luminaries who appeared as guest dancers, teachers and choreographers. Among the most notable were: Ethel Winters, Violette Verdy, Edward Villella, Natalia Markova, Peter Schaufauss, Freddie Franklin, Leonide Massine, Vitale Fokine, Agnes DeMille, Edward Caton, Ruth Page, Nijinska, Alvin Ailey, Ohad Naharin, and Domy Reiter-Soffer.
Occasionally Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre hosts events here for both the school and the company. The largest studio here has the capabilities of turning into a theatre with raised seating.
The building is open weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and other times depending on the event or program.
Free parking is available across the street.