Lights, Camera, Ballet!

The Pitt Ballet Club is an entirely student run organization that puts on events once a semester that allow Pitt students to become exposed to ballet and also obtain OCC credit. Every spring, the Pitt Ballet Club hosts an event in which it puts on a showcase of student choreographed dances. Students of any skill and experience level are encouraged to choreograph dances of any style to create a varied and entertaining show. This is a great opportunity for those in the club who have not had this opportunity to try something new and be artistic in a different way. Additionally, this free event also provides the Pittsburgh community an easy opportunity to become more engaged with the arts.

This year, the club will integrate the overarching theme of cinema to the event. All student choreographers will pull their inspiration from the movies and choreograph to any song featured on a movie soundtrack. To further exhibit this theme, members of the club will share some of the great ballet scenes of movies like The Red Shoes, An American in Paris, and Center Stage by performing them on stage. Again, members of the club will be responsible for teaching these routines to their fellow students. This unique and fresh presentation will create a relaxed and refreshing environment for those whom have had little interaction with this art form to learn about ballet. The professional ballet theater can be intimidating; this performance provides the public with an easy way to get their feet wet.

There will be two performances of the program on Sunday, April 17, one at 1 pm and one beginning at 5 pm. For more information, contact Sarah Michelbrink at


Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 1:00pm