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(118) Cameron Grant, New York City Ballet Pianist

This week on Conversations On Dance we are joined by one of the ballet world’s most celebrated pianists, Cameron Grant. Cameron joined the New York City Ballet in 1984, where he was appointed pianist of the New York City Ballet orchestra four years later. He has played nearly every major piano ballet in the repertoire, Read More

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(116) Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet

Today we are joined by Miami City Ballet Artistic Director, Lourdes Lopez, and our former boss.  Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Miami, Lopez began taking ballet lessons at the age of five and continued her training full time at the School of American Ballet when she was 14. George Balanchine chose her to Read More

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(112) LIVE from the Kennedy Center: Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director of San Francisco Ballet

This week’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’ was recorded live at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Our guest is former New York City Ballet principal and Artistic Director of the San Francisco Ballet, Helgi Tomasson. The San Francisco Ballet is performing at the Kennedy Center this week, from October 23 – 28, 2018. They Read More

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(109) Daniel Applebaum, Soloist with the New York City Ballet

This week on Conversations On Dance, we talk to Daniel Applebaum, dancer with the New York City Ballet. Daniel joined the company in 2005, and quickly became one of the most depended upon dancers, regularly dancing triple bills, morphing into  varied choreographic styles, and keeping dozens of ballets ready to go in his mind and Read More

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(107) Misa Kuranaga, Boston Ballet Principal

On this week’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by Boston Ballet principal Misa Kuranaga. A native of Japan, Misa first came to dance professionally in America with the San Francisco Ballet, before additional training at the School of American Ballet. In 2003, she joined Boston Ballet, where was quickly handed major soloist Read More

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(105) Rebecca & Michael: Summer 2018 & NYCB Artistic Director Job Posting

This week, Rebecca & Michael sit down to discuss this past summer, what we are up to in the coming months, and to discuss the New York City Ballet Artistic Director job description.  Here is the New York Times article by Michael Cooper which we reference. We are thrilled to welcome Yumiko as our newest sponsor of Conversations on Read More

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(104) Margaret Tracey, Director of Boston Ballet School

Summer is almost over and many of our listeners are getting ready to head back to school. To help ease us into that transition, we sat down with the director of the Boston Ballet School, Margaret Tracey. Margaret had an illustrious 16 year career as a principal at the New York City Ballet, dancing a Read More

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Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: Damian Woetzel and Claudia Schreier

Join us for another live Festival Forum panel discussion with Damian Woetzel and Claudia Schreier.  Damian Woetzel is the Artistic Director of The Vail Dance Festival and Claudia Schreier is back creating work at the festival for a third time.  We talk about Damian’s beginnings at the festival and how he developed it’s mission.  We Read More

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(101) Roman Mejia LIVE From Vail Dance Festival

Roman Mejia is one of the newest members of the New York City Ballet, having burst onto the scene at the Vail Dance Festival fresh out of the School of American Ballet. In just his first year at the company, he’s garnered critical acclaim for numerous solo roles, and is quickly gathering momentum as a Read More

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BONUS: Alastair Macaulay from the Vail Dance Festival

We sit down in Vail to catch up with The New York Times Chief Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay and discuss the Vail Dance Festival.  We discuss what makes the festival so special, how it has evolved, dancers who he has watched flourish in Vail, and what makes him keep coming back for more.  (Note: This Read More