Friday, December 11, 2009


Founded by Barbara Weisberger in 1963, Pennsylvania Ballet has been in the forefront of American dance. The Company was established through a Ford Foundation grant to develop regional professional dance companies. The Company performed in the national spotlight for the first time in 1968 at City Center in New York – a highly successful debut that led to national touring, appearances on PBS' acclaimed Dance in America series, and as the official company of the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Principal Dancers: Alba Calzada, Jean Paul Comelin, Fiona Fuerstner, Keith Martin, Hilda Morales, Ross Parkes, Barbara Sandonato, Alexei Yudenich (1968 City Center)

Barbara Weisberger, Artistic Director and Founder, Bobby Rodham Resident Choreographer, Edward Caton and William Dollar, Company Teachers, Fiona Fuerstner, Ballet Mistress, Maurice Kaplow, Music Director, Jennifer Tipton, Lighting Designer, Howard Dando, General Manager