Conservatory Dance Company announces 2014-2015 Dance Season

Point Park University’s Conservatory Dance Company announces its 2014-2015 season, which features a contemporary choreographers show of works by Luke Murphy, David Morse, Ronin Koresh, Troy Powell in November.

The season also will include a restaging of a full-length ballet production of Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Nicolas Petrov.

The Conservatory Dance Company 2014-2015 season subscriptions, which save patrons up to 35 percent off single ticket prices, 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. 18. Those who purchase three subscriptions get the fourth free. To order a season subscription, contact the Pittsburgh Playhouse box office by phone 412.392.8000, or online

The 2014-2015 season:

Student Choreography Project
Friday, Oct. 3 – Sunday, Oct. 5
GRW Performance Studio, Point Park University

The Conservatory Dance Company 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. “Til the End,” a work choreographed and performed by John O’Neill and Jennifer Florentino for the Student Choreography Project in October 2013 was chosen for the National College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in June.

Contemporary Choreographers
Choreographed by Luke Murphy, David Morse, Ronin Koresh and Troy Powell
Friday, Nov. 14 – Sunday, Nov. 23
GRW Performance Studio, Point Park University

Choreographers Murphy, Morse, Koresh and Powell collaborate with Conservatory Dance Company students in a performance like you’ve never seen before. These innovative choreographers bring their unique perspectives to a show that features an exciting fusion of styles you can’t find anywhere else.

Romeo and Juliet
Choreographed by Nicolas Petrov
Music by Sergei Prokofiev

Friday, Dec. 5 – Sunday, Dec. 14
Rockwell Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse

The Conservatory Dance Company restages another memorable production of Prokofiev’s famous ballet, choreographed by Petrov, an internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer and artistic director who retired from Point Park last year. He choreographed the American premiere of Romeo and Juliet at Point Park more than 40 years ago. It was his first production at the school.

Conservatory Dance Company at the Byham Theater
Friday, March 20 – Sunday, March 22
Byham Theater, 6th Street, Downtown

This performance showcases the diverse and impressive talents of the Conservatory Dance Company students, featuring an exciting array of dance legends and styles. Each has influenced the dance world’s past and inspires its future.

Past performances at the Byham have included pieces by George Balanchine, Martha Graham, David Parsons, Dwight Rhoden, Alejandro Cerrudo, José Limón, Ben Stevenson and Raphael Xavier.

Point Park Connections
Friday, April 10 – Sunday, April 12
GRW Performance Studio, Point Park University

Point Park Connections is an opportunity to see students shine in premiere pieces featuring a wide range of dance styles and experiences through the adjunct dance faculty.

Conservatory Dance Company at Point Park University
Choreographed by Doug Bentz, Rubén Graciani, Kiesha Lalama, Garfield Lemonius, Peter Merz and Ron Tassone
Friday, April 17  – Sunday, April 26
GRW Performance Studio, Point Park University

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