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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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(50) Part II: Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer and Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director

Welcome to our second installment with Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer and founding Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet.  Edward was hired into the New York City Ballet by George Balanchine in 1957 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 1970.  Balanchine created many famous roles on Edward including Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Rubies section of Jewels, Tarentella, 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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(48) Ezra Hurwitz, Filmmaker

This week we are joined by filmmaker, Ezra Hurwitz.  Following a seven year career with Miami City Ballet, Ezra retired from the stage to study film and business strategy at Columbia University.  Since beginning his work as a dance filmmaker following his time at Columbia, he has created viral videos for numerous clients including San Read More

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(47) Part I: Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer & Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director

This week we present our first episode recorded on our Conversations on Dance New York Tour sponsored by DanceWear Corner.  Today we start with the first of three installments with Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer & Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director.  Edward was hired into the New York City Ballet by George Balanchine in 1957 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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(45) Karolina Kuras, National Ballet of Canada Photographer

This week we are joined by Karolina Kuras, Photographer for the National Ballet of Canada. Karolina was born in Poland where she spent her early years before her family moved to a small town outside of Toronto.  As a child, Karolina was always surrounded by art, as her mother is a painter, and her father Read More

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(44) Adriana Pierce, Choreographer

This week we are joined by Miami City Ballet dancer Adriana Pierce. After training at the School of American Ballet and dancing as an Apprentice with The New York City Ballet, she joined Miami City Ballet in 2010.  Throughout her schooling, Pierce directed and choreographed numerous musical theater productions for a local theater group in 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