Dancer Spotlight: Hight Flyer


With two lead roles to his credit, Alexander Peters’ career is in liftoff.   Pennsylvania Ballet corps member Alexander Peters is only in his third year as a professional dancer, but his short career has already had more than its share of twists and turns. And while the twists have been... More

Secret Health Obsessions


Secret Health ObsessionsSix dancers confess their quirks. It takes more than training to make a great dancer. What powers those grand jetés? What helps a dancer unwind? Professionals constantly fine-tune their wellness regimens to discover the snack, the roller or hobby that will help them to... More

Happy Birthday, Pennsylvania Ballet

13-14, Features

The Inquirer   by Peter Dobrin   To ring up the curtain on its 50th-anniversary celebration, Balanchine-centric Pennsylvania Ballet will mount its first complete performance of a major gem in the master's crown: George Balanchine's Jewels.   Later in the 2013-14 season, it... More

Eye On The Arts: 23-Year-Old Ballerina To Dance Dream Roll In The Nutcracker

12-13, Interviews, Nutcracker, Videos

CBS 3, December 2012   CBS 3’s Pat Ciarrocchi speaks with Company Member Lillian Di Piazza, who will premiere as the Sugarplum Fairy in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ this season.   WATCH VIDEO. >>

'Nutcracker' at 25, still jumping for joy

12-13, Nutcracker, Reviews

Inquirer, December 12, 2012   When Pennsylvania Ballet opened its 25th season of performing George Balanchine's full-lengthNutcracker Saturday at the Academy of Music, there undoubtedly were people in the audience who were seeing it for the 25th year in a row.   So what's to... More