San Francisco Ballet in Trey McIntyre's Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem.© Erik Tomasson

BONUS: Choreographer Trey McIntyre from SFB’s Unbound Festival

This week on ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by esteemed choreographer Trey McIntyre, whose second work for the San Francisco Ballet recently premiered in the company’s Unbound Festival. Trey’s rise to prominence as a choreographer began when Ben Stevenson, then director of the Houston Ballet, created the position of choreographic apprentice for him. He Read More


(86) Misty Copeland’s Clap Back & Ballet’s Chance for a Turning Point

It’s just Rebecca and Michael this week as they sit down to discuss some of the stories that have been making news recently.  We talk about Misty Copeland’s epic and graceful response to a Twitter troll last week (7:55) and discuss Avichai Scher’s article for the Huffington Post, “The Me Too Moment Is Ballet’s Chance for a Read More

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(80) Reid Bartelme and Jack Ferver, hosts of ‘What’s Going on With Dance and Stuff’

This week we are joined by Reid Bartelme and Jack Ferver, hosts of the podcast “What’s Going on With Dance and Stuff.”  We have had Reid on the podcast before to discuss his work as a costume designer, so tune into episode 21. Today we get to know Jack a little more when he tells Read More


Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: Unity Phelan, NYCB Soloist

Welcome to the Conversations on Dance Festival Forum Bonus Content.  All this week we are publishing bonus mini-pods from Vail, Colorado where we are here covering the Vail Dance Festival.  We have been talking with Unity Phelan, NYCB Soloist about her career and quick rise at City Ballet.  Stay tuned to Conversations on Dance for the Read More


(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


(23) PNB’s Doug Fullington, Examining The History Behind The Nutcracker

This week we are joined by Doug Fullington, assistant to the artistic director at Pacific Northwest Ballet and their 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 Daughter Read More


(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


(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. The post (6) A Conversation with Esteemed Dance Critic, Leigh Witchel appeared first on


(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


(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