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(59) Susan Pilarre, Esteemed Teacher at the School of American Ballet

This week we are joined by Susan Pilarre, esteemed teacher at the School of American Ballet, repetiteur for the Balanchine Trust, and former New York City Ballet soloist. Suzy, as her students, friends and family call her, joined the New York City Ballet under George Balanchine’s direction at the age of 15. She spent 16 years 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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(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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(39) Ashley Bouder, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet

This week we are joined by Ashley Bouder, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet. Ashley began her training at age 6 at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet with Marcia Dale Weary.  In 1999 she moved to New York City to attending the School of American Ballet full time.  She was named an apprentice the Read More

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(38) Jessica Wallis, Ballet In The City

This week we are pleased to welcome Jessica Wallis, Ballet in the City founder.  If you are a regular listener, you have heard us talk about Ballet in the City in the past as they have been one of our sponsors from the very beginning.  We were so happy to sit down with Jessica in Read More

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(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

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(36) Peter Boal, Artistic Director of Pacific Northwest Ballet

Today we are joined by Peter Boal, Artistic Director of Pacific Northwest Ballet.  After completing his training at the School of American Ballet, Peter became a member of the New York City Ballet in 1983 and was promoted in Principal in 1989. While still dancing with the companu dancing, from 1997-2005 Mr. Boal also served Read More

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(32) Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer

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

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(27) Brandon Stirling Baker, Lighting Designer

This week we are joined by Brandon Stirling Baker, an american lighting designer for ballet, opera, and theater. His lighting can be seen in the repertory of New York City Ballet, Miami City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Paul Taylor, and many others. Mr. Baker’s designs have been presented by major theaters internationally including Read More