Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Announces Performance Schedule for Its June Open Air Event

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s (PBT) popular program Open Air: A Series in Celebration of the Performing Arts returns to the city June 22-25 at a new location at the Westinghouse Academy in Wilmerding (320 Margurite Avenue, Wilmerding). 

PBT Artists Amanda Morgan and Kaitlyn Mendocino: Photo Courtesy of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Artists from Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, as well as several arts and cultural organizations and dance schools throughout Pittsburgh, will provide dancing, entertainment, and community activities. Attendees can enjoy food, free community dance and wellness classes, and complimentary children’s activities at the Open Air events. 

“We are excited to welcome the community to our first Open Air performance of the year June 22-25 at Westinghouse Academy,” said Adam W. McKinney, PBT artistic director. “Everyone will enjoy the festive atmosphere, great performances and our fun surprise finale!” 

The performance schedule for Open Air 2023 at Westinghouse Academy is as follows:

Thursday, June 22: 

  • 4:30 pm – Shana Simmons Dance + Texture Contemporary Ballet
  • 8:00 pm – Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Friday, June 23: 

  • 11:00 am – Westinghouse Summer Music Theatre Camp Preview
  • 3:30 pm – Natyakriya & Uma Performing Arts
  • 8:00 pm – Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Saturday, June 24: 

  • 11:00 am-3:00 pm – Squonk Opera Interactive Play (by Westinghouse Castle)
  • 11:00 am – Golden Triangles
  • 3:15 pm – Jacquea Mae and Byron Nash presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center
  • 4:30 pm – Open Air Barre Fitness by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (class on the lawn by the stage)
  • 5:00 pm – Confluence Ballet Company
  • 8:00 pm – Lanzi Academy of Dance

Sunday, June 25: 

  • Noon – Balafon West African Dance Ensemble

PBT Company and School dancers will take the stage at 8 pm on Thursday, June 22, and Friday, June 23. The program for each performance is as follows, subject to change:

  • Jewels from The Sleeping Beauty | Choreography by Marius Petipa
  • Shadow Self | Choreography by William Moore
  • Bluebird Pas de Deux, Puss’ n Boots, and The White Cat, Grand Pas de Deux from The
  • Sleeping Beauty | Choreography by Marius Petipa
  • Community Engagement Activity w/PBT Artists and PBT School Students
  • Finale | Choreography by Adam W. McKinney

Later in the summer, PBT will participate in Ballet Under the Stars at Hartwood Acres on August 20 as well as sponsor another series of Open Air events at Hazelwood Green, co-presented with August Wilson African American Cultural Center and Hazelwood Local, from September 29 through October 1. 


Registration is recommended for all of these performances to ensure seating availability. For more information about performance times, parking, a complete list of artists performing at Open Air, and information for other performances, visit PBT.org.

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  1. where do i get the tickerts for wilimering?”

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