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Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: Calvin Royal III, ABT Soloist

Welcome to Conversations on Dance’s 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 Calvin Royal III, ABT Soloist.  Stay tuned to Conversations on Dance for the full interview in the coming weeks, but for Read More

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(54) Claudia Schreier, Choreographer on the Rise

Today we are joined by  choreographer Claudia Schreier here at the Vail Dance Festival.  Claudia was Born in New York and  trained at the Ballet School of Stamford and received a B.A. in Sociology and Secondary Degree in Dramatic Arts from Harvard University in 2008.  Ms. Schreier has been commissioned by companies and organizations including Read More

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Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: LIVE With NYCB’s Tiler Peck and ABT’s James Whiteside

For our first live event at the Vail Dance Festival on Saturday night, we sat down with NYCB’s Tiler Peck and ABT’s James Whiteside for an informal chat about their careers and their past experiences at the festival. For more from the festival, visit conversationsondancepod.com/listen-now. The post Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: LIVE With NYCB’s Tiler Read More

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(53) We’re Back and Heading to the Vail Dance Festival

Our Conversations on Dance summer break is over, and we are back with lots of exciting news and new episodes coming soon.  On August 4th, we are headed to the Vail Dance Festival in Colorado, for live events, master classes, and to record podcast episodes.  We will be bringing our listeners behind the scenes with tons Read More

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(52) Georgina Pazcoguin, Soloist with New York City Ballet & Broadway Dancer

As part of our New York Tour, we went to the apartment of Georgina Pazcoguin, Soloist with the New York City Ballet.  Georgina grew up in a large family in Pennsylvania.  In 2001 she attended the School of American Ballet for the year, became an Apprentice in 2002, and a corps member the following year.  Read More

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(51) Part III: Edward Villella, Founding Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet

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

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(50) Part II: Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer and Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director

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

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(49) Jennifer Homans, Founder and Director of The Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU

This week we are pleased to welcome Jennifer Homans, Founder & Director of The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University.  Jennifer is well known in the dance world for being the author of Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet, named one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times and Read More

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(48) Ezra Hurwitz, Filmmaker

This week we are joined by filmmaker, Ezra Hurwitz.  Following a seven year career with Miami City Ballet, Ezra retired from the stage to study film and business strategy at Columbia University.  Since beginning his work as a dance filmmaker following his time at Columbia, he has created viral videos for numerous clients including San Read More

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(47) Part I: Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer & Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director

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