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
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
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
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
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
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
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.