Today’s episode of Conversations on Dance was recorded at a live post-performance event at the Kennedy Center. At the beginning of February, American Ballet Theatre brought Alexei Ratmansky’s “Harlequinade” to the Kennedy Center for a week of incredible performances. Following a Saturday matinee, we caught up with ABT soloist, Skylar Brandt, who had just danced the lead role of “Columbine.” In this live podcast event open to audience members, we talk with Skylar about her initial dance training, attending ABT’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, and moving through the ranks at ABT.
Following this discussion, we filmed a 20 minute “Bonus Walk and Talk” with Skylar while we walked her through the beautiful halls of the Kennedy Center to her dressing room. We talk about her performance, working with Alexei Ratmansky, and even pause to sit in the empty house after the audience has filtered out to discuss what a special experience it is to perform on the Kennedy Center stage. Don’t miss this bonus video that pairs perfectly with this week’s episode. Click over to the Kennedy Center’s You Tube Channel, or find the link on our social media channels: instagram.com/conversationsondance or facebook.com/conversationsondance.
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