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Conservatory of Performing Arts

Performance Videos and Photos

Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts maintains a rigorous performance schedule, staging 18 productions through the course of the season. Each performance is professionally photographed and filmed.

2011-2012 Season

Student Choreography Project

The Student Choreography Project is a showcase of original choreography from its top students. Regularly recognized for national festivals and awards, this edgy and inspired concert features selections from a variety of dance genres by some of today’s most promising young artists.

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Contemporary Choreographers

Luminaries of the dance world collaborate with Point Park University students. Featured choreographers include Sidra Bell, Alan Hineline, Darrell Grand Moultrie and Alan Obuzor. 



The Jazz Nutcracker

Jazzier than any version of the Nutcracker you’ve seen before, Doug Bentz’s fresh twist and choreography bring to life a sultry slew of characters, including the Sugar Rum Cherry. With a musical arrangement based on Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, this unrivalled dance masterpiece features live music by the Benny Benack Band.




2010-2011 Season

Pittsburgh Connections

Pittsburgh Connections features works by choreographers with ties to Pittsburgh. This season's choreography was by Gina Patterson, Dionna PridGeon, Justin Myles, Craig Kaufman and Kassandra Taylor.



Conservatory Dance Concert at the Byham

The Conservatory Dance Company's signature concert is held at the historic Byham Theatre in Pittsburgh's Cultural District. This season's concert featured works by Gerald Arpino, David Parsons, Daniel Ezralow and Doug Varone.



The Bench

The world premiere of dance faculty member Kiesha Lalama's The Bench was presented by the Conservatory Dance Company.



The Bench Auditions

Studio Rehearsal


Student Choreography Project

Ten dance majors were selected to present their original choreographed works to open the 2010-11 season.