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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Choreographer Yanis Marshall can teach anyone how to dance in heels by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Yanis Marshall rose to stardom on the TV show “Britain’s Got Talent.” He’ll hold two workshops and a Q&A at Millennium Dance Complex.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

10 who are raising the dance bar(re) in Pittsburgh in 2019 by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2019 is already shaping up to be a dynamic one for dance across the city.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Point Park dancers plan first show in new Pittsburgh Playhouse by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The dance department’s winter concert will be the first official production on the PNC Theatre stage in the new Pittsburgh Playhouse.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Nutcrackers: Hip hop, circus tricks add spice to a holiday favorite by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Artists have helped “The Nutcracker” stand the test of time by staging their own unique interpretations of the beloved holiday tale.

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How 'The Nutcracker' came to be a beloved holiday ballet by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Before “The Nutcracker” was a beloved holiday ballet, it was a German fairy tale short on sugar plums.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Dancer Julia Erickson will take her final bow with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After 17 years with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Julia Erickson will exit the company after the “Mozart in Motion” program Oct. 26-28.

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5 things to know before you see Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's new show 'Mozart in Motion' by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gear up for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s latest mixed repertory program, “Mozart in Motion.”

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Get ready for a blockbuster season of dance this fall in Pittsburgh by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

From noteworthy premieres by global artists to must-see shows by the city’s own talent pool, there’s something for just about any palate.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

A Point Park student inspires new film about male bullying in ballet by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Male dancers with Pittsburgh connections share their experiences with bullying and how they rose above the haters.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Point Park ranks No. 5, just one spot behind Juilliard, in list of top college dance programs in the country by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The arts site lauded Point Park as “hands down the best college in the country that offers both a BA and BFA in dance.”

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018

Garfield Lemonius aims to lift Point Park's dance program to new heights by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It's not a stretch to say that what Carnegie Mellon University is to aspiring theater artists, Point Park University is becoming for professional dancers in the making. 

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Diversity, activism take center stage in Three Rivers Arts Festival dance lineup by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dance isn’t just people on the move — it also has the power to move people.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

'Escape Velocity' walks line between dance, circus show without a net by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Escape Velocity” promises to deliver dance, circus arts and an evocative narrative about a life in limbo. How it all comes together, though, is in the cards — a deck of tarot cards, t…

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre adds four new dancers to roster for 2018-19 season by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Four more dancers from the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School will join the company next season, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre announced Monday. These latest additions raise the total of new dance…

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Summer dance preview: From ballet to belly dance, there's plenty to see (or even try yourself) by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

There’s nothing lazy about the days of summer for Pittsburgh’s dance scene. Many of its movers and shakers will be grooving all season long.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

What not to miss at this year's newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival in East Liberty by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

East Liberty has seen its fair share of changes during the past decade. One constant? The Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s commitment to curating dynamic, daring dance. 

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Dancers make their singing debut in PBTs 'West Side Story Suite' by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It’s not just an expression to say that Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s 2017-18 season will end on a high note. Dancers will be hitting some as they sing along to the music of Leonard Bernst…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

More changes coming next season to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's roster of dancers by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

More changes are coming next season to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s roster. Beyond a number of departures and promotions, the company has hired two dancers to join as apprentices for 2018-1…

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STAYCEE PEARL dance project spring concert a mix of something old, something new by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

There’s something transformative about music. Listen to a song from 20 years ago, and chances are you’ll instantly remember a slice of life from back then.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Pittsburgh Dance Council packs 2018-19 season with U.S. premieres, works by female choreographers by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After just a couple of years at the helm of the Pittsburgh Dance Council, executive director Randal Miller already has a lot to be proud of.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

As Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre approaches 50 years, it completes $21.2 million capital campaign to bring dance to the masses by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After nearly a decade, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has completed its campaign to raise $21.2 million, the company announced Wednesday.

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Attack Theatre brings VR technology to empty Office Depot for its new dance show by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Where others see an abandoned building, Attack Theatre sees an opportunity.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Local choreographer reboots Pittsburgh Dance Week by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Inspired by an old newspaper article, a local choreographer is breathing new life into a dance tradition that had its heyday here in the ’90s.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Dance preview: Texture Contemporary Ballet wraps 7th season with 'Rushing Horizons' by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Rushing Horizons" isn't just the title of Texture Contemporary Ballet's last program of its seventh season. It's also a glimpse into what keeps artistic director Alan …

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre promotes 3 dancers to soloist for 2018-19 season by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre corps de ballet dancers JoAnna Schmidt, Masahiro Haneji and William Moore will be promoted next season, the company announced Thursday. They’ll join the rank…

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Review: Glue Factory's 'IN HOUSE' a raw look at who we are when no one's looking by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Who are you when no one’s watching? What do you unmask when it’s just you, alone, with your thoughts?

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Not just dancers: 7 Pittsburgh Ballet members will debut choreography in 'PBT: New Works' by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will premiere seven new pieces during the run of its next mainstage production. 

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Get to know slowdanger, the Pittsburgh duo on Dance Magazine's '25 to Watch' list by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dancer, choreographer, tour manager, administrator, soundscape designer, fundraiser — it's all in a day's work for Anna Thompson and Taylor Knight. 

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Preview: Wang Ramirez is reshaping the way you think of hip-hop by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wang Ramirez is known worldwide for bringing hip-hop to concert dance stages, but to call it only a hip-hop act would be selling it short.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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