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(53) We’re Back and Heading to the Vail Dance Festival

Our Conversations on Dance summer break is over, and we are back with lots of exciting news and new episodes coming soon.  On August 4th, we are headed to the Vail Dance Festival in Colorado, for live events, master classes, and to record podcast episodes.  We will be bringing our listeners behind the scenes with tons Read More

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(46) Rebecca and Michael, Live from Columbus

This week we are publishing our very first podcast that was recorded live with an audience.  This episode was recorded in March following our full day of master classes in Columbus, Ohio presented by Ballet in the City.  This particular “Conversation on Dance” is directed at the students in the room who we had just Read More

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(43) Rebecca & Michael: A Dancer Dies Twice

This week Rebecca and Michael wanted to take an opportunity to discuss retirement from the stage.  On April 9th Michael performed for the last time on a Miami City Ballet stage, closing out a more than decade long career with the company.  Today Rebecca catches up with Michael to talk about how he made his Read More

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(42) Joaquin De Luz, Principal Dancer with The New York City Ballet

This week we are pleased to welcome, Joaquin De Luz, Principal Dancer with The New York City Ballet.  Joaquin was born in Spain and recieved his training at the Victor Ullate School of Ballet.  In August 1996 he came to the US and joined the Pennsylvania Ballet as a soloist and a year later he Read More

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(41) Patricia Barker, Artistic Director of Grand Rapids Ballet

This week we are pleased to welcome Patricia Barker, Artistic Director of Grand Rapids Ballet and former Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer.  Patricia began her ballet training in Richland, WA and later studied at the Boston Ballet School and the Pacific Northwest Ballet School.  Patricia is regarded as one of the world’s most gifted ballerinas Read More

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(35) Fabrice Calmels, Joffrey Ballet Principal Dancer

This week we are delighted to welcome Fabrice Camels, Joffrey Ballet Principal Dancer.  Fabrice was born in France and began dancing at the age of three.  He completed his ballet training at the Paris Opera Ballet school before venturing the the United States where he trained at the Rock School and danced with Pennsylvania Ballet. Read More

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(34) José Mateo, Founder & Artistic Director of the José Mateo Ballet Theatre

This week we are happy to welcome José Mateo, Founder & Artistic Director of the José Mateo Ballet Theatre. José holds a BA in Art History from Princeton University where he began his formal training in ballet and modern techniques.  After a New York-based career as a dancer, Mateo moved to Boston where he worked as 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

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(20) Sarah Hay, Actress and Ballerina

This week we are pleased to welcome Sarah Hay, Actress and Ballerina.  She is a former dancer with the Semperoper Ballet in Dresden and the star of the Starz mini series “Flesh and Bone.”  Ms. Hay was nominated for a Golden Globe and a Critics choice award, and a winner of a Satellite award for Read More