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Performance Dates
February 19 - 23, 2025
PNC Theatre

350 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Performance Times
Wednesday - Saturday 7:30pm, Saturday - Sunday 2:00pm

Ticket Price Range
$23 - $55

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The Conservatory Dance Company presents a concert featuring works by Nacho Duato, Karla Puno Garcia, Omar Román de Jesús, and Houston Thomas. 


Nacho Duato began his professional career at Netherlands Dance Theatre and Cullberg Ballet. He worked with Maurice Bejart, Alvin Ailey and Jiri Kylian before starting his career as a choreographer. After several years of success and international awards, Nacho Duato became Artistic Director of the National Dance Company in Madrid in 1990, where he developed his career as a choreographer of great international renown. He received the Gold Medal of Merit in Fine Arts, the title of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Benois de la Danse and Spanish National Dance Award among others. In 2011-2014, Nacho Duato held the position of Artistic Director of the Mikhailovsky Ballet of St. Petersburg. From 2014-2018, Nacho Duato held the position of Artistic Director of the Staatsballett Berlin and Resident Choreographer at the Mikhailovsky Theatre, where he returned as Artistic Director in 2019. 

Karla Puno Garcia is currently one of Dance Magazine's 2024 "25 to Watch." As a proud Filipina-American artist, Karla emphasizes musicality as a story-telling device and unapologetic individuality to create worlds and bring characters to life. In 2023 she was the first woman of color to choreograph the Tony Awards in a year where there was no script and only dance and music opened the show. Her work is seen in the opening number and the tribute to Joel Grey and John Kander. 


Omar Román De Jesús (Bayamón, Puerto Rico) is a Queer Puertorriqueño choreographer and director of NYC-based dance company Boca Tuya. He is the inaugural Baryshnikov Arts Center Fellow at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park, a 2023 Dance Magazine - Harkness Promise Awardee, a 2022 Princess Grace Award Winner in Choreography, a 2022 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Choreography, a 2022 Palm Desert Choreography Festival Grand Prize Winner, and a 2020 Recipient of The Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Fellowship at Jacob’s Pillow. He has been commissioned to create work on over 20 companies and pre professional schools including: The Paul Taylor Dance Company, The Juilliard School, Ballet Hispánico, BalletCollective, Limón 2, MOVE NYC, Bruce Wood Dance, Jacob Jonas The Company, Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, Whim W’him, Parsons Dance, The Ailey School, Kennesaw State University, James Madison University and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. More at

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