Pennsylvania Ballet's ambassadors in our community and in our schools


AT A GLANCE

Grades served: 1st-12th, community members
Total served: 7,500
Schools served: PBII schedules approximately 20 performances and demonstrations per year in schools throughout Philadelphia, Camden, and surrounding suburban communities in both Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey


Pennsylvania Ballet II (PBII) is a company of young professional dancers who perform at Philadelphia-area schools and other community venues, often free of charge. PBII dancers also regularly perform with the main company of Pennsylvania Ballet, and are Pennsylvania Ballet’s local ambassadors to Pennsylvania, both in the schools and on the stage.

PBII offers dynamic, interactive performances for school students, enabling them to experience the world of professional dance. Students observe a PBII company class, a rehearsal, and a 45-minute performance. Bringing together classical ballet and contemporary dance, these programs encourage audience participation, include a demonstration of ballet exercises, excerpts from the Company’s repertoire, and a Q&A session. Students come away inspired and excited, having made personal connections with the movement of ballet and the dancers.

LOOK

PBII puts on an interactive performance including company class, rehearsal, and performances

LEARN

Students experience an up-close and personal look into the world of professional dance

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Whether you enjoy the grandeur and pageantry of full-length ballets or the breathtaking innovation of more contemporary works, our 54th season consists of a mixed repertoire designed to thrill and delight.

Meet the Ballet

Pennsylvania Ballet comprises a team of dedicated professionals—each one devoted to bringing you the most thrilling and inspired works ballet has to offer.

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The School of Pennsylvania Ballet offers the highest caliber dance education of any program in the Greater Philadelphia area, providing our students with exceptional technical training and unparalleled performance opportunities.