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20 Commercial Way
Springboro OH 45066 
937-550-4931
Pontecorvo Ballet Studios
20 Commercial Way
Springboro OH 45066
937-550-4931

One of the most exciting traditions at PBS is the rehearsal and presentation each year of The Nutcracker.  This year the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Snow Queen, their cavaliers, and most important of all, Clara and her Nutcracker Prince, will welcome you to the Kingdom of the Sweets in late fall, so as not to interfere with the holiday season.  Performances will be November 18 & 19. Rehearsals begin September 16.

Our Spring Performance will consist of ballets specifically for our younger dancers (titles to be determined) and a presentation of Giselle for the older levels. Dates and location to be determined.

As always, participation in these performances is open to all levels from Beginning Ballet through Adult.  Rehearsals will be on weekends following classes for all levels and on some weeknights for the upper levels.  There is no ‘Costume’ or ‘Rehearsal’ fee to participate, just your commitment to attend all of your rehearsals.

Performing at PBS

Gem City Ballet (GCB) is a non-profit pre-professional ballet company directed by Barbara Pontecorvo.  The company is separate from PBS but is in residence at Pontecorvo Ballet Studios.  GCB is open to qualified area dancers age 12 and older from all area ballet schools.  There are rehearsals five days a week, three repertory seasons a year, plus many other smaller performances each year.  If you are interested in learning more about GCB and how you can be involved, either as a dancer, Friend of GCB or board member, please speak to Barbara or call 937-550-9245.  GCB dancers are not required to attend PBS; the company is open by audition to all qualified area dancers.