Plié on RAD Day: Meet Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Soloist Jessica McCann

Date & Time
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum 1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh PA, 15222
Ticketing Free

Join professional ballerina Jessica McCann at the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum on RAD Day!

Learn more about the enchanting world of ballet from Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre soloist Jessica McCann during a meet-and-greet in the Sport Museum’s third-floor exhibition, Sport and the Body, from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1.

Pirouette through conversation with Jessica, show her your best moves in the exhibit’s ballet barre, and snap a photo on pointe as you learn about the strength and stamina it takes to be part of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre company.


All visitors will receive free admission to the Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum as part of RAD Day on Oct. 1, thanks to the Allegheny Regional Asset District.

Free tickets for RAD Days can be reserved here. Advanced reservations are recommended, but not required. For more information on RAD Days and to see a list of other participating organizations please visit the RAD website.

About Jessica McCann

A native of Los Angeles, California, Jessica McCann has been a member of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) company since 2015. Her training includes a year with Alonzo King LINES Ballet in San Francisco, and with American Ballet Theatre in New York City, before joining PBT’s Pre-Professional Program in 2013 and performing with the company as an apprentice in 2014.

McCann was chosen for Pointe Magazine‘s “Top 10 Stars of the Corps” in 2016. She advanced to Soloist at PBT in 2020. Her repertoire includes: Odette/Odile in “Swan Lake”; “Rubies” Principal Couple and “Diamonds” soloist in George Balanchine’s “Jewel”; principal in William Forsythe’s “In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated”; Jiří Kylián’s “Petite Mort, Sechs Tänze and Sinfonietta”; Princess Florine in “The Sleeping Beauty”; the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Snow Queen in “The Nutcracker”; Peasant Pas de Deux and Zulma demi-soloist in “Giselle”; Anita in “”West Side Story Suite and the First Girl in “Fancy Free” by Jerome Robbins; featured roles in Helen Pickett’s “Petal” and “The Exiled; The Spring Waters” pas de deux; Kitri in “Don Quixote” Act III Grand pas de deux; George Balanchine’s “Allegro Brilliante”, “Divertimento No.15” and “Western Symphony”; soloist in Kyle Abraham’s “The Quiet Dance:”; Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s “Lacrimosa” duet and “La Pluie” duet.