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(118) Cameron Grant, New York City Ballet Pianist

This week on Conversations On Dance we are joined by one of the ballet world’s most celebrated pianists, Cameron Grant. Cameron joined the New York City Ballet in 1984, where he was appointed pianist of the New York City Ballet orchestra four years later. He has played nearly every major piano ballet in the repertoire, Read More

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(115) Harper Watters, Houston Ballet Soloist

This week on Conversations On Dance, we spoke with Houston Ballet soloist Harper Watters. Though Harper’s talents led to prominent roles with the Houston Ballet and two promotions, he gained attention both within the dance community and in pop culture at large, in viral videos of himself dancing in towering pink heels. We talk to Read More

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(114) Arthur Pita, Choreographer

This week on Conversations On Dance, we are joined by choreographer Arthur Pita. Pita graduated with a master’s degree from London Contemporary Dance School, and has choreographed internationally in many different formats, including works for opera, musical theatre, plays and film. He has garnered attention for his imaginative and personal re-interpretations of classic narratives like Kafka’s ‘Metamorphosis’ Read More

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(110) Stella Abrera, Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre

This week on Conversations on Dance we are joined from the Vail Dance Festival by Stella Abrera, Principal with American Ballet Theatre.   Stella began her training in her home town of Pasadena, California.  Her family moved to Sydney, Australia where she spent three years studying the Royal Academy of Dancing (or RAD).  After returning to Read More

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(107) Misa Kuranaga, Boston Ballet Principal

On this week’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by Boston Ballet principal Misa Kuranaga. A native of Japan, Misa first came to dance professionally in America with the San Francisco Ballet, before additional training at the School of American Ballet. In 2003, she joined Boston Ballet, where was quickly handed major soloist Read More

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(104) Margaret Tracey, Director of Boston Ballet School

Summer is almost over and many of our listeners are getting ready to head back to school. To help ease us into that transition, we sat down with the director of the Boston Ballet School, Margaret Tracey. Margaret had an illustrious 16 year career as a principal at the New York City Ballet, dancing a Read More

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(102) Devon Teuscher, principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre

On today’s episode of Conversations On Dance, we are joined by Devon Teuscher, principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. In 2006, after completing her training at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, Devon was invited to join ABT’s studio company. Consistent soloist work led to her first promotion in 2014, and following a triumphant turn as Read More

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BONUS: Alastair Macaulay from the Vail Dance Festival

We sit down in Vail to catch up with The New York Times Chief Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay and discuss the Vail Dance Festival.  We discuss what makes the festival so special, how it has evolved, dancers who he has watched flourish in Vail, and what makes him keep coming back for more.  (Note: This Read More

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(97) Ana Sophia Scheller, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer

This week we are joined by Ana Sophia Scheller, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer. The Argentinian-born dancer moved to New York at the age of 13 to study at the School of American Ballet, and later joined NYCB as a corps member in 2004 after a brief time with ABT’s Studio company. In her 13 Read More

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(94) Katita Waldo, Ballet Master with San Francisco Ballet

This week we are joined by Katita Waldo, Ballet Master with San Francisco Ballet. Katita trained at San Francisco Ballet School, prior to joining the company in 1988 and becoming a Principal dancer in 1994.  She  performed Principal roles in a diverse repertory of works by acclaimed choreographers including George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Lar Lubovitch, Read More