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
Today we are thrilled to welcome Misty Copeland. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised in San Pedro California, Misty began her training at the age of 13. In 2000, she joined American Ballet Theater’s Studio Company, and was promoted to the Corps de Ballet a year later. In June 2015, Misty made history when she Read More
Today we are joined by Sara & Leigh-Ann Esty of ‘An American in Paris’ Broadway Tour. Sara danced with Miami City Ballet for 10 years before leaving in 2013 to join the original cast of ‘An American in Paris’ on Broadway. During the show’s run in New York, Sara was an ensemble member, and the alternate 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.
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
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
We are pleased to welcome you to the inaugural episode of “Conversations on Dance” with Rebecca King and Michael Sean Breeden. With each episode, we plan to bring our audience an inside look into the world of professional dancers. We will discuss ballet training, techniques, choreography, and conduct interviews with some of the ballet world’s Read More