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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Dracula: Not for the Faint of Heart

By April Osburn, Point Park News Service: For those who enjoy being spooked and live for Halloween, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s production of “Dracula” will return for the 2017-2018 season opener gracing audiences at the Benedum Center over Halloween weekend.   The dynamic performance, based on the 1897 novel by Bram Stoker, takes you on a journey with Count Dracula to fulfill his... Read More

Newly promoted soloist prepares for PBT season

By Kim Roberts Point Park News Service Amanda Cochrane slides into her costume, covered in sparkles and sprinkled with fairy dust. She slips on her pointe shoes and wraps the pale, silk ribbons around her ankles. In an instant, she becomes Tinkerbell for a performance of Peter Pan. Under a bright spotlight, she dances spunky choreography with a comedic touch in... Read More

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre prepares for upcoming season

By Kim Roberts Point Park News Service During a break in rehearsals for the classic drama “Giselle,” Alexandra Kochis spoke of her excitement at having the opportunity to dance in the ballet that tells a story of love, madness and revenge. “(The role of) Giselle has been one of my all-time dreams to perform because of the blend of acting... Read More