2019 Grantees

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) is the city’s source and ambassador for extraordinary ballet experiences that give life to the classical tradition, nurture new ideas and, above all, inspire. Through community programs, education partnerships, ballet and fitness training, and more than 50 performances each year at home and on tour, PBT audiences can discover the passion and joy of ballet.

Staycee Pearl at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre + Dance Theatre of Harlem Preview Party in March 2019.   Photo courtesy of Kelly Perkovich.

Staycee Pearl at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre + Dance Theatre of Harlem Preview Party in March 2019.
Photo courtesy of Kelly Perkovich.

Pittsburgh choreographer and founder of PearlArts Studios, Staycee Pearl, will work with PBT and PBT School throughout the company’s landmark 50th Anniversary Season to connect with the community, engage audiences and introduce new works to the Pittsburgh dance world. Pearl will create an original dynamic work for the PBT company, incorporating her signature multimedia components and challenging dancers and audiences to expand their understanding of a ballet company.

Pearl will also engage in community education projects in conjunction with PBT’s Education Department. She will conduct workshops for PBT School students, giving them the opportunity to learn to connect personality and physicality to their dance and providing them with the training to become performance-ready.