Lauren Lovette, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer

(70) Lauren Lovette, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer

This week we are heading into our vault from our time at the Vail Dance Festival this past summer, where we spoke with many of the festival’s amazing and talented artists.  Today we talk with Lauren Lovette, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer who was not only dancing at the festival, but also choreographing a new Read More

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(67) Live From the Kennedy Center: Damian Woetzel & Tiler Peck on Jerome Robbins

Welcome to Live From the Kennedy Center: Damian Woetzel & Tiler Peck on Jerome Robbins. Two weeks ago we were in Washington, DC to cover a busy weekend of ballet at the Kennedy Center.  We arrived on Friday night just in time to watch an exceptional performance entitled “DEMO: Jerome Robbins- An American Dance Genius.”  These Read More

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(66) Works & Process at the Guggenheim, Tanaquil Le Clercq’s ‘The Ballet Cook Book’

Today on the Conversations on Dance podcast, we have a very special episode in store.  We are offering a preview of this weekend’s Works & Process at the Guggenheim, “Tanaquil Le Clercq’s The Ballet Cook Book: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.”  In 1967, ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq published The Ballet CookBook, a fascinating compilation of ballet Read More

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(63) Retiring From the Stage with Patricia Delgado, Former Miami City Ballet Principal Dancer

This week we are joined Patricia Delgado, Former Miami City Ballet Principal Dancer.  Patricia was born and raised in Miami and joined MCB in 2000 at the age of 18.  For 17 years she danced in the majority of the company’s repertoire, moving quickly through the ranks.  This past April, Patricia retired from the stage Read More

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(62) Gonzalo Garcia, New York City Ballet Principal

Today we are joined by Gonzalo Garcia, New York City Ballet Principal. Born in Spain, Mr. Garcia began studying ballet at the age of eight at Maria Avila’s school. In 1995 he came to the U.S. to study at the San Francisco Ballet School’s summer intensive.  He then went on to become the youngest dancer Read More

Unity Phelan New York City Ballet Soloist

(61) Unity Phelan, New York City Ballet Soloist

This week we are joined by New York City Ballet soloist, Unity Phelan. Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Unity began her training at the age of 5 at the Princeton Ballet School. In 2008 and 2009 she attended the School of American Ballet for the summer, becoming a year-round student in the fall of 2009. Read More

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(60) Heather Watts, Balanchine Ballerina

This week we are joined by distinguished Balanchine ballerina, Heather Watts.  Immediately noticed for her stunning physicality and the individuality of her interpretations, Watts was one of the last ballerinas to inspire Balanchine, having roles created for her in ballets like ‘Walpurgisnacht’ and danced many of his existing masterpieces such as ‘Concerto Barocco,’ ‘Symphony in Read More

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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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(57) Jared Angle, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer

This week we are joined by Jared Angle, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer.  Jared was born in Altoona Pennsylvania and began dancing at the age of six.  In 1996, he moved to New York City to continue his training at the School of American Ballet.  The following year he received  the Rudolph Nureyev Scholarship Read More

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(55) Carla Korbes: Former Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer

This week we are joined by Carla Korbes, former Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer.  Carla was born in Brazil and moved to New York to study at the School of American Ballet at the age of 15.  In 2000, she joined the New York City Ballet as a member of the corps and was promoted to Read More