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Pittsburgh Dance Groups and Companies
Alpen Schuhplattler und Trachten Verein D’Pittsburgher
The Alpen Schuhplattler und Trachtenverein D’ Pittsburgher, a dance group dedicated to the preservation of the dances, costumes (Tracht) and traditions of Bavarian culture.
Attack Theatre collaborates with artists from many disciplines to create performances and events featuring elements from many art forms.
Duquesne University Tamburitzans
America's longest-running multicultural song and dance company, the Duquesne University Tamburitzans is a unique ensemble of talented young folk artists dedicated to the performance and preservation of the music, songs, and dances of Eastern Europe and other related folk cultures. You can also audition for the group if you are a high school senior or college undergraduate.
Khafif Middle Eastern Music & Dance
Khafif, formed in January 2001 after the dissolution of Troupe Ghawazee, performs in a variety of styles. Their dance features steps and moves from Africa and parts of Central Asia, as well as from the Middle East.
Mary Miller Dance Company
Mary Miller Dance Company has been performing modern dance and producing outreach in Pittsburgh since 1985.
Performs Capoeira Angola, a dance form which combines the various arts of music, fighting, dance, theater and philosophy.
An experimental performing artist collective dedicated to igniting a unique cultural movement in Pittsburgh, commenting on the zeitgeist, through original performance-art happenings and multi-media installations.
Pittsburgh Area Slovak Folk Ensemble (PÁS)
PÁS celebrates Slovak heritage through the study of common customs, stories, language and, most of all, the music, songs and dances of Slovakia.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theater
The local ballet company which presents the Nutcracker each Christmas plus 4 other ballets each season at the Benedum.
Pittsburgh Dance Council
The premiere presenter of contemporary dance companies from around the world to the Tri-State area. It also provides dance education opportunities for youth and through the Bayer Ticket Fund provides free and low cost tickets to Pittsburgh Dance Council performances for organizations who might otherwise be unable to attend.
Pittsburgh Youth Ballet Company
PYBC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and is the performing part of PYB. It is comprised of the Senior Company, Junior Company, apprentices and trainees. The purpose of the PYBC is to give young dancers the opportunity to work with renowned teachers and choreographers, to secure the licenses to perform great choreographic works, and to provide dancers with professional performing experience.
Slavjane Folk Ensemble
Representing the Slavic heritage and culture, especially that of the Carpatho-Rusyn region. Slavjane makes its home at the Holy Ghost Church in McKees Rocks, PA and is co-sponsored by the Greek Catholic Union of America (GCU), a Carpatho-Rusyn Fraternal Organization.
UMOJA African Arts Company
UMOJA is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of African culture through the public performance of authentic traditional and neo-traditional music, dancing, and storytelling, and through demonstrations and educational lectures and workshops in African heritage, culture, and arts.
Wacongo Dance Company
The WACONGO Dance Company is a traditional ensemble of master drummers, musicians and dancers from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who perform the ancestral songs and dances of Central Africa.