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Free Ballet Under the Stars Show June 26 at Hartwood Acres | Life & Culture

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s free Ballet Under the Stars show will take place at the Middle Road Concert Area at Hartwood Acres Park in Pittsburgh on Sunday, June 26.

The 8 p.m. show, part of the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series, showcases the talents of rising stars who hail from 25 states across the U.S. and Canada and participate in PBT School’s Company Experience, a two-week intensive summer workshop. The evening will also include a performance by dancers from the PBT Company.

The dancers of the PBT School Company Experience program and the dancers of the PBT Company will perform a selection of classical, neoclassical and contemporary works from the company’s repertoire. This year, dancers from the Company Experience program will perform “Tarantella” from Naples, excerpts from Raymonda, La Vivandière, Danzon, a piece choreographed by PBT Company dancer Christian García Campos, “The Rose Waltz” from Beauty and the Beast and a world premiere from renowned choreographers Alexander Brady and Rika Okamoto. PBT Company dancers Diana Yohe and Joseph Parr will perform the Don Quixote pas de deux as the centerpiece of the evening.

Attendees can take advantage of food trucks and free kids’ stations, including craft and dance activities, photo ops with costumed dancers, face painting and more.

From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., PBT will host a Picnic in the Park pre-show. PBT dancers and artistic chefs will be in a VIP tent for drinks and dinner in the VIP tent before the show. Tickets are $75 for adults and $20 for children. Register online at or call Associate Director of Development Aziza El Feil at 412-454-9127 for more information.