Point Park Conservatory Dance Company honors Nicolas Petrov with performances of "Romeo and Juliet."
In 1969, he became choreographer for Pittsburgh Opera. At the same time, he was trying to establish a dance company and accepted offers to perform at festivals and anywhere else he could get exposure.
The crucial step to the establishment of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre occurred when Petrov met Lotti Falk, and she agreed to be on his board of directors. He says she talked with her husband and friends to create a budget for the new company.