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Conservatory Dance Company students perform at the Byham Theater. Photo | Drew YenchakPoint Park students dance on the Byham Theater stage in the heart of Pittsburgh's robust cultural district.

The Conservatory Dance Company's 2013-2014 season includes a full-length ballet production of Sergei Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Professor Nicolas Petrov.

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Petrov, who is retiring in December after teaching dance for more than four decades at Point Park, choreographed the American premiere of Prokofiev's ballet at Point Park in 1967.

The Conservatory Dance Company offers dance majors the opportunity to work with both legendary and sought-after contemporary choreographers and dancers.

The season includes (additional choreographers and works will be announced at a later date):

Student Choreography Project

  • Oct. 4-6
  • GRW Performance Studio, Point Park University

The Conservatory Dance Company once again opens its season with the Student Choreography Project, a showcase of original choreography by the Conservatory's top students. 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.

Contemporary Choreographers

  • Nov. 15-24
  • GRW Performance Studio, Point Park University

Luminaries of the dance world collaborate with Point Park students in a performance like you've never seen before. Today's most sought-after choreographers bring their unique perspectives to an evening that will leave you in awe. This is an exciting, innovative fusion of styles you can't find anywhere else.

Romeo and Juliet

  • Choreography by Nicolas Petrov and music by Sergei Prokofiev
  • Dec. 10-15
  • Rockwell Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse

An internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer and artistic director with more than 50 years of experience, Nicolas Petrov choreographed the American premiere of Romeo and Juliet at Point Park more than 40 years ago. It was his first production at the school and he concludes his tenure at Point Park with another memorable production of Prokofiev's famous ballet. His name has become almost legendary in the dance world and he frequently guest teaches for many dance schools, conventions and colleges throughout the country and overseas.

Conservatory Dance Company at Point Park University

  • Choreography by dance faculty members Doug Bentz, Kiesha Lalama, Garfield Lemonius, Peter Merz and Ron Tassone
  • Feb. 21-March 2
  • GRW Performance Studio, Point Park University

Conservatory Dance Company students shine on stage in this annual tradition featuring the dazzling work of our highly accomplished dance faculty.

Conservatory Dance Company at the Byham Theater

This performance showcases the diverse and impressive talents of the students, featuring an exciting array of dance legends and styles. Past performances at the Byham have included pieces by Martha Graham, Alejandro Cerrudo, José Limón, Ben Stevenson, Raphael Xavier, Val Caniparoli, Kevin Iega Jeff and Ohad Narahin.

Point Park Connections

  • April 25-27
  • GRW Performance Studio, Point Park University

Point Park students have access to a wide range of dance styles and experiences through the adjunct dance faculty. With artful choreography, this performance features very special works created for the season's final performance.

Ticket information

Season subscriptions are available now and can be purchased for $72. Single tickets are $18-$20 and will go on sale at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 19. Those who purchase three subscriptions get the fourth free. To order a season subscription, call 412-392-8000 or online


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