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Behind-​the-​Scenes of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Season Finale

Photo by Aimee DiAndrea. Jessica McCann, JoAnna Schmidt, Emily Simpson (back), Julia Erickson (front), Daniela Moya. "West Side Story Suite." Photo by Aimee DiAndrea. Jessica McCann, JoAnna Schmidt, Emily Simpson (back), Julia Erickson (front), Daniela Moya. “West Side Story Suite.” Photo by Aimee DiAndrea.
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This spring, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) joins in international centennial celebrations for choreographer Jerome Robbins and composer Leonard Bernstein with an all-​Robbins program featuring three company premieres. “UPMC Presents West Side Story Suite + In the Night + Fancy Free” with the PBT Orchestra takes the stage May 46, at the Benedum Center. In addition to dancing Robbins’ Tony-​winning choreography in “West Side Story Suite,” PBT dancers also will make their vocal debuts, singing iconic songs like “America” and “Cool.” Here’s a behind-​the-​scenes look at rehearsals for this unique season finale production.


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