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(59) Susan Pilarre, Esteemed Teacher at the School of American Ballet

This week we are joined by Susan Pilarre, esteemed teacher at the School of American Ballet, repetiteur for the Balanchine Trust, and former New York City Ballet soloist. Suzy, as her students, friends and family call her, joined the New York City Ballet under George Balanchine’s direction at the age of 15. She spent 16 years Read More

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(58) Zoe Zien, Repetiteur and Former Miami City Ballet Dancer

This week we are joined by Zoe Zien, repetiteur and former Miami City Ballet dancer.  Zoe was born and raised in New York City and received her training from the School of American Ballet.  After graduating, Zoe joined the Miami City Ballet in 2003.  Zoe remained in the company until her retirement from the stage Read More

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(33) Dance Historian Doug Fullington on ‘Le Baiser de la Fée’ or ‘The Fairy’s Kiss’

This week happy to welcome back Doug Fullington, assistant to the artistic director at Pacific Northwest Ballet and the company’s education program’s manager. Mr. Fullington is a lauded dance historian, capable of reading Stepanov notation, a classical ballet notation system developed in Russia. He’s contributed to the reconstruction of many 19th century works, including ‘The Read More

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(30) Alastair Macaulay, NYT Chief Dance Critic on Balanchine’s ‘Serenade’

Today we have the distinct pleasure of welcoming New York Times Chief Dance Critic, Alastair Macaulay. Alastair has been the Chief Dance critic with the Times since 2007.  Before that time, he worked as the Chief Theater Critic of the Financial Times in London, was the Chief Dance Critic for The Literary Supplement, the founding editor of Read More

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(11) Justin Peck: A Conversation with NYCB Resident Choreographer

Justin Peck joins Michael and Rebecca in Miami to discuss his choreography, his process, art, and other inspirations.  Join us as we explore the world of the hottest choreographic commodity in the ballet world. The post (11) Justin Peck: A Conversation with NYCB Resident Choreographer appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

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(9) The Journey of Dancing Sisters: Patricia and Jeanette Delgado

America’s dancing sweethearts, Patricia and Jeanette Delgado join us this week to look back on their careers.  Patricia is the older sister, but it turns out they started dancing at the same time.  Follow their journey as they fulfill their dreams together by becoming Principal Dancers at Miami City Ballet. The post (9) The Journey Read More

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(7) Part 2 of Our Conversation with Dance Critic, Leigh Witchel

Leigh Witchel, esteemed dance critic, discusses why he thinks that today’s best a brightest choreographers are creating their best work on Miami City Ballet. We talk choreography, ballet’s classic productions, and his favorite ballerinas to follow. Sponsored by Ballet in the City. The post (7) Part 2 of Our Conversation with Dance Critic, Leigh Witchel appeared Read More

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(6) A Conversation with Esteemed Dance Critic, Leigh Witchel

Esteemed dance critic, Leigh Witchel sits down with Michael and Rebecca to discuss his dance career, how he crafts reviews, and how dancers should react to what they read on the internet.  Sponsored by: Ballet in the City.  balletinthecity.org The post (6) A Conversation with Esteemed Dance Critic, Leigh Witchel appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

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(5) Breaking Into A Career in Ballet: College v. Company Auditions

This week we respond to a question from an audience member: How do I convince my parents that I need to defer college to pursue a career in ballet?  Hosts Rebecca King and Michael Sean Breeden discuss their experiences, the experiences of other professional dancers, and which colleges offer great dance programs. The post (5) Read More

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(4) Ballet Topics in the Mainstream

This week, hosts Rebecca King and Michael Sean Breeden of Miami City Ballet discuss ballet topics that have been making news, including Misty Copeland, women in choreography, and Pennsylvania Ballet’s transition to new leadership. The post (4) Ballet Topics in the Mainstream appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.