Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre http://wesa.fm en For Two Cuban Dancers, a New Life in the U.S. http://wesa.fm/post/two-cuban-dancers-new-life-us <p></p><p></p><p>It’s early on a sunny summer morning and Damien Martinez Coro is leading a group of young ballerinas through a rigorous dance routine at the Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh.&nbsp;</p><p>As he moves through the studio, he keeps time by snapping his fingers while yelling commands and adjusting the girls’ forms.</p><p>The dance school in Bethel Park is a far reach from his hometown of Matanzas, Cuba.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:49:34 +0000 Erika Beras 32660 at http://wesa.fm For Two Cuban Dancers, a New Life in the U.S. Professional Ballerinas Speaking On Pointe http://wesa.fm/post/professional-ballerinas-speaking-pointe <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Instead of the traditional glass slipper, this weekend’s Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre production of <a href="http://www.pbt.org/performances/cinderella"><em>Cinderella </em></a>involves a glass ballet shoe. This notion made us wonder--how important is the perfect fit for a professional ballerina? Pittsburgh Ballet Principal dancers <strong>Alexandra Kochis</strong> and <strong>Julia Erickson</strong> give us a <a href="http://www.pbt.org/news/perfect-fit-principals-share-secrets-pointe-shoe-prep">peek </a>at the world of a dancer and her toe shoes. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 01:30:00 +0000 Heather McClain 8051 at http://wesa.fm Professional Ballerinas Speaking On Pointe