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(46) Rebecca and Michael, Live from Columbus

This week we are publishing our very first podcast that was recorded live with an audience.  This episode was recorded in March following our full day of master classes in Columbus, Ohio presented by Ballet in the City.  This particular “Conversation on Dance” is directed at the students in the room who we had just Read More

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(45) Karolina Kuras, National Ballet of Canada Photographer

This week we are joined by Karolina Kuras, Photographer for the National Ballet of Canada. Karolina was born in Poland where she spent her early years before her family moved to a small town outside of Toronto.  As a child, Karolina was always surrounded by art, as her mother is a painter, and her father Read More

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(44) Adriana Pierce, Choreographer

This week we are joined by Miami City Ballet dancer Adriana Pierce. After training at the School of American Ballet and dancing as an Apprentice with The New York City Ballet, she joined Miami City Ballet in 2010.  Throughout her schooling, Pierce directed and choreographed numerous musical theater productions for a local theater group in Read More

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(43) Rebecca & Michael: A Dancer Dies Twice

This week Rebecca and Michael wanted to take an opportunity to discuss retirement from the stage.  On April 9th Michael performed for the last time on a Miami City Ballet stage, closing out a more than decade long career with the company.  Today Rebecca catches up with Michael to talk about how he made his Read More

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(42) Joaquin De Luz, Principal Dancer with The New York City Ballet

This week we are pleased to welcome, Joaquin De Luz, Principal Dancer with The New York City Ballet.  Joaquin was born in Spain and recieved his training at the Victor Ullate School of Ballet.  In August 1996 he came to the US and joined the Pennsylvania Ballet as a soloist and a year later he Read More

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(38) Jessica Wallis, Ballet In The City

This week we are pleased to welcome Jessica Wallis, Ballet in the City founder.  If you are a regular listener, you have heard us talk about Ballet in the City in the past as they have been one of our sponsors from the very beginning.  We were so happy to sit down with Jessica in Read More

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(37) Kathryn Morgan, former New York City Ballet Soloist

This week we are joined by Kathryn Morgan, former soloist with the New York City Ballet.  Born and raised in Mobile Alabama, Kathryn moved to New York City in 2004 to train at the School of American Ballet to continue her ballet education. In June 2006 she joined NYCB as an Apprentice and was promoted Read More

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(35) Fabrice Calmels, Joffrey Ballet Principal Dancer

This week we are delighted to welcome Fabrice Camels, Joffrey Ballet Principal Dancer.  Fabrice was born in France and began dancing at the age of three.  He completed his ballet training at the Paris Opera Ballet school before venturing the the United States where he trained at the Rock School and danced with Pennsylvania Ballet. Read More

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(34) José Mateo, Founder & Artistic Director of the José Mateo Ballet Theatre

This week we are happy to welcome José Mateo, Founder & Artistic Director of the José Mateo Ballet Theatre. José holds a BA in Art History from Princeton University where he began his formal training in ballet and modern techniques.  After a New York-based career as a dancer, Mateo moved to Boston where he worked as Read More

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(27) Brandon Stirling Baker, Lighting Designer

This week we are joined by Brandon Stirling Baker, an american lighting designer for ballet, opera, and theater. His lighting can be seen in the repertory of New York City Ballet, Miami City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Paul Taylor, and many others. Mr. Baker’s designs have been presented by major theaters internationally including Read More