Friday, October 28, 2016

Dreamweaver Marketing News, 10-Year Principal Dancer to Take Final Bow Oct. 29, at ‘Giselle’

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10-Year Principal Dancer to Take Final Bow Oct. 29at ‘Giselle’Christopher Budzynski to Dance Opposite Wife in Farewell Performance

  Retiring Principal Dancer Christopher Budzynski, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre & the PBT Orchestra
WHAT: After 10 seasons with PBT and 22 as a professional dancer, Principal Dancer Christopher Budzynski will retire following the company’s October season opener, “Giselle” with the PBT Orchestra. On Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m., he'll dance his last leading role - Giselle's ill-fated lover, Albrecht - opposite his real-life wife, Principal Dancer Alexandra Kochis. At the close of the show, the company will celebrate Budzynski's final bow, which is open to media for photographing and filming during the curtain call. 

Although he is retiring from the stage, Budzynski will remain an active part of PBT. Starting this fall, he’ll join the full-time faculty of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, the company’s official training institution, where he’ll play a leadership role in the Men’s Division in addition to instructing student dancers of the Pre-professional Division and Student Division.

WHEN: Christopher Budzynski's final bow: Performance begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Final bow will take place at approximately 9:45 p.m. 

Other public performances of Giselle: Friday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2  p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
TICKETS: Tickets start at $28, and are available online at, by calling 412-456-6666 or visiting the Box Office at Theater Square in the Cultural District. 

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