It’s just Rebecca and Michael this week, together from New York City, as they return to discuss some of the feedback received after last week’s episode. They also discuss a recent article on dancers’ and negativity (10:30), and how a dancer’s perspective on their career changes post retirement (16:29). They return to their interview format Read More
This week we are going back into our vault from our time at the Vail Dance Festival this past summer, for another episode with a festival favorite. Today we talk Calvin Royal III, American Ballet Theatre Soloist. Calvin started his formal ballet training at the age of 14 in St. Petersburg, Florida. In April of 2006 Read More
This week we have the pleasure of being joined Kevin McKenzie, American Ballet Theatre Artistic Director. A native of Vermont, McKenzie recieved his ballet trianing from the Washington School of Ballet. He was a leading dancer with the Joffrey Ballet and the National Ballet of Washington before joining American Ballet Theatre in 1979 as Read More
This week we are joined by Isabella Boylston, American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer. Isabella was born in Sun Valley Idaho and started dancing at the age of 3. In 1994 she began training at a small studio, and by the age of 12 was commuting to Denver every day to study at the Academy of 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
This week we are joined by Julie Kent, Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet. Ms Kent danced with American Ballet Theater for over 30 years, 22 of those as a Principal Dancer, and is one of the company’s most celebrated performers. She retired from the stage in 2015 to a 23 minute standing ovation. She then went Read More
Michael and Rebecca sit down with American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer James Whiteside for an inside look into his career, his work at ABT, and what inspires him. The post (15) James Whiteside, Principal at American Ballet Theater appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.