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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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(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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(29) Patricia McBride, Beloved Balanchine Ballerina

This week we have the distinct pleasure of welcoming Patricia McBride, beloved Balanchine Ballerina.  Patricia McBride is one of the most treasured ballerinas of the 20th century. In a career that spanned nearly 3 decades, she performed dozens of leading roles in the repertoire of the New York City Ballet. In 1961, she was promoted to Read More

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(24) Sara Mearns, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet

Today we are joined by Sara Mearns, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet. Ms. Mearns entered the School of American Ballet in 2001, became an apprentice with the New York City Ballet in 2003 and by 2008 she was a Principal.  Sara is one of today’s most celebrated classical ballerinas.  She has an extensive rep 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.

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(3) Life as a Professional Dancer

Hosts Rebecca King and Michael Sean Breeden return this week to discuss life as a professional dancer.  They describe in detail what their day to day routine is, discuss rehearsal period, performances, tours, and much more.  Delve into the world of Miami City Ballet dancers with this week’s pod. The post (3) Life as a Read More

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(2) Summer Intensives

Welcome to Conversations on Dance’s second episode on Summer Intensives.  Hosts Rebecca King and Michael Sean Breeden go in depth on their summer experiences, how important this focused training can be to your career, different styles that are offered, and how to choose the program that is right for you.  Join us. The post (2) Read More