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(71) Calvin Royal III, American Ballet Theatre Soloist

This week we are going back into our vault from our time at the Vail Dance Festival this past summer, for another episode with a festival favorite.  Today we talk Calvin Royal III,  American Ballet Theatre Soloist.  Calvin started his formal ballet training at the age of 14 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  In April of 2006 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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(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

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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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(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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(28) Francis Veyette on Summer Intensive Auditions

Francis Veyette danced with Pennsylvania Ballet for 17 years, retiring in 2016. He performed a repertoire that ranged from the lead in Balanchine roles like ‘Square Dance’ and ‘Theme and Variations’, to Siegfried in ‘Swan Lake’, to many original works by resident choreographer Matthew Neenan. While still dancing with the company, Francis was asked to Read More

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(7) Part 2 of Our Conversation with Dance Critic, Leigh Witchel

Leigh Witchel, esteemed dance critic, discusses why he thinks that today’s best a brightest choreographers are creating their best work on Miami City Ballet. We talk choreography, ballet’s classic productions, and his favorite ballerinas to follow. Sponsored by Ballet in the City. The post (7) Part 2 of Our Conversation with Dance Critic, Leigh Witchel appeared Read More

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(6) A Conversation with Esteemed Dance Critic, Leigh Witchel

Esteemed dance critic, Leigh Witchel sits down with Michael and Rebecca to discuss his dance career, how he crafts reviews, and how dancers should react to what they read on the internet.  Sponsored by: Ballet in the City.  balletinthecity.org The post (6) A Conversation with Esteemed Dance Critic, Leigh Witchel appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.