Welcome to our third and final installment with Edward Villella, founding Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet and former Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet. Today Edward talks at length about the founding of Miami City Ballet, what he learned from Balanchine about being an Artistic Director, and how he kept his dancers Read More
Welcome to our second installment with Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer and founding Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet. Edward was hired into the New York City Ballet by George Balanchine in 1957 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 1970. Balanchine created many famous roles on Edward including Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Rubies section of Jewels, Tarentella, Read More
This week we present our first episode recorded on our Conversations on Dance New York Tour sponsored by DanceWear Corner. Today we start with the first of three installments with Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer & Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director. Edward was hired into the New York City Ballet by George Balanchine in 1957 Read More
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.