(309) Susan Jaffe, incoming Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre

On today’s episode, we are joined by former ballerina and incoming artist director of American Ballet Theatre Susan Jaffe. Susan has previously appeared on the podcast in an interview that covered her rapid rise to stardom at ABT, the accompanying self doubts during this success, and how working through those moments affects her present day work Read More

(64) Isabella Boylston, American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer

This week we are joined by Isabella Boylston, American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer.  Isabella was born in Sun Valley Idaho and started dancing at the age of 3.  In 1994 she began training at a small studio, and by the age of 12 was commuting to Denver every day to study at the Academy of Read More

Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: Matthew Neenan, Choreographer

Welcome to Conversations on Dance’s Festival Forum Bonus Content.  All this week we are publishing bonus mini-pods from Vail, Colorado where we are here covering the Vail Dance Festival.  We have been talking with Matthew Neenan, Choreographer and BalletX co-founder.  Stay tuned to Conversations on Dance for the full interview in the coming weeks, but Read More

Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: Calvin Royal III, ABT Soloist

Welcome to Conversations on Dance’s Festival Forum Bonus Content.  All this week we are publishing bonus mini-pods from Vail, Colorado where we are here covering the Vail Dance Festival.  We have been talking with Calvin Royal III, ABT Soloist.  Stay tuned to Conversations on Dance for the full interview in the coming weeks, but for Read More

Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: LIVE With NYCB’s Tiler Peck and ABT’s James Whiteside

For our first live event at the Vail Dance Festival on Saturday night, we sat down with NYCB’s Tiler Peck and ABT’s James Whiteside for an informal chat about their careers and their past experiences at the festival. For more from the festival, visit conversationsondancepod.com/listen-now. The post Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: LIVE With NYCB’s Tiler Read More

(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

(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

(32) Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre 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 Theatre’s Studio Company, and was promoted to the Corps de Ballet a year later.  In June 2015, Misty made history when she Read More

(22) Julie Kent, Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet

This week we are joined by Julie Kent, Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet.  Ms Kent danced with American Ballet Theater for over 30 years, 22 of those as a Principal Dancer, and is one of the company’s most celebrated performers.  She retired from the stage in 2015 to a 23 minute standing ovation.  She then went Read More

(21) Reid & Harriet, Costume Designers

Today we are joined by Reid Bartleme and Harriet Jung, prolific costume designers working in New York City.  The pair met in classes at The Fashion Institute of Technology and founded Reid & Harriet designs in 2011.  Since then, they have designed costumes for some of the most sought after current choreographers, and costumed productions at Read More