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

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Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: Unity Phelan, NYCB Soloist

Welcome to the Conversations on Dance 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 Unity Phelan, NYCB Soloist about her career and quick rise at City Ballet.  Stay tuned to Conversations on Dance for the 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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Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: Lauren Lovette, NYCB Principal

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 Lauren Lovette, NYCB Principal dancer on her career and her expansion into the world of choreography.  Stay tuned to Conversations on 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