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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's Ballet Under the Stars showcases next generation

John Altdorfer - Tiny dancer Siena Weber at Hartwood Acres in Hampton Township during the Ballet Under the Stars to benefit the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. August 16, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Tiny dancer Siena Weber  at Hartwood Acres in Hampton Township during the Ballet Under the Stars to benefit the  Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. August 16, 2014.
John Altdorfer - David Bush with Donna Weber at Hartwood Acres in Hampton Township during the Ballet Under the Stars to benefit the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. August 16, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>David Bush with Donna Weber at Hartwood Acres in Hampton Township during the Ballet Under the Stars to benefit the  Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. August 16, 2014.
John Altdorfer - Benjamin Plumer and Benjamin Chait at Hartwood Acres in Hampton Township during the Ballet Under the Stars to benefit the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. August 16, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Benjamin Plumer and Benjamin Chait at Hartwood Acres in Hampton Township during the Ballet Under the Stars to benefit the  Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. August 16, 2014.
John Altdorfer - Pittsburgh Ballet Theater dancer Diana Yohe at Hartwood Acres in Hampton Township during the Ballet Under the Stars to benefit the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. August 16, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Pittsburgh Ballet Theater dancer Diana Yohe at Hartwood Acres in Hampton Township during the Ballet Under the Stars to benefit the  Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. August 16, 2014.
John Altdorfer - Pittsburgh Ballet Theather executive director Harris Ferris with PBT artistic director Terrence Orr at Hartwood Acres in Hampton Township during the Ballet Under the Stars to benefit the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. August 16, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Pittsburgh Ballet Theather executive director Harris Ferris with  PBT artistic director Terrence Orr at Hartwood Acres in Hampton Township during the Ballet Under the Stars to benefit the  Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. August 16, 2014.
John Altdorfer - Pittsburgh Ballet Theater dancers Yoshiaki Nakano and Gabrielle Thurlow at Hartwood Acres in Hampton Township during the Ballet Under the Stars to benefit the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. August 16, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Pittsburgh Ballet Theater dancers Yoshiaki Nakano and Gabrielle Thurlow at Hartwood Acres in Hampton Township during the Ballet Under the Stars to benefit the  Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. August 16, 2014.
John Altdorfer - Shelley and Jim Taylor at Hartwood Acres in Hampton Township during the Ballet Under the Stars to benefit the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. August 16, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Shelley and Jim Taylor  at Hartwood Acres in Hampton Township during the Ballet Under the Stars to benefit the  Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. August 16, 2014.

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“I would stack them up to any ballet in the country,” said Suzanne Kendig, who was joined by her husband, Thomas, for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's annual Ballet Under the Stars on Aug. 17 at Hartwood Acres.

VIPs, including Betsy Teti and her daughter, Julia, Dan andDonna Hotopp, Dr. Helene Finegold and her daughters, Rosie and Elsa Blodgett, Becky and Herb Torbin, Dr.Larry Leahy andJohn Vandegrift, and Steve and Peggy McKnight, enjoyed a summer barbecue while blankets and chairs were used to stake a claim on the lawn.

Unable to quell their excitement any longer, a troupe of tiny dancers began their own impromptu performance — one that undoubtedly reassured artistic director Terrence Orr and executive director Harris Ferris that the next generation of ballerinas had arrived.

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