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(252) Wes Chapman, former Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Chairman of the Jury for the Universal Ballet Competition

On today’s episode of Conversations On Dance we speak with Wes Chapman, former American Ballet Theatre principal, former director of Alabama Ballet, and sought after teacher and coach. Wes tells us about his illustrious career performing on the Met stage with ABT, how he came to direct Alabama Ballet, and how he now shepherds young Read More

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(247) James Whiteside on his new book, “Center Center,” from Vail Dance Festival

Today, we are chatting with friend of the pod and American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer, James Whiteside, from the 2021 Vail Dance Festival. James tells us all about his new (self-proclaimed) “almost-memoir” that just hit bookshelves called Center Center. We hear about how long he has dreamt of writing a book, how the idea came Read More

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(240) Tiler Peck and Herman Cornejo, LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival

We are joined today by Tiler Peck, principal dancer with New York City Ballet and Herman Cornejo, principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. The pair tell us about their partnership here at the festival and Justin Peck’s newest work. This episode was recorded LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival, This episode was recorded on August Read More

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(238) Calvin Royal III, Principal with ABT, LIVE from Vail Dance Festival

LIVE from Vail Dance Festival, today we chat with American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer and Vail Dance Festival Artist in Residence, Calvin Royal III. We hear from Calvin about his beginnings in dance, his promotion to principal, how he stayed inspired during the pandemic, and being artist in residence at this year’s festival. This episode Read More

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Re-Release: Michael Langlois, Author and Former ABT Dancer

We are off this week as we work to prepare for our live podcast events at the 2021 Vail Dance Festival later this month, so we are taking this opportunity to re-release an old episode. As we continue to highlight great summer dance reads, enjoy this chat with former American Ballet Theatre dancer and author Read More

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(233) Jose Sebastian, dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Director of ABT Incubator

This week we are joined by Jose Sebastian, dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Director of ABT Incubator. Jose, a native of New York City, started his dance training at age 8 with the School of American Ballet and continued training there for nearly 10 years. He joined ABT Studio Company in 2006 and American Ballet Read More

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(204) Gabe Stone Shayer, American Ballet Theatre Soloist

This week we talk with American Ballet Theatre’s newest soloist dancer, Gabe Stone Shayer. Gabe was born in Philadelphia, where he began his dance training. At 14, he began training full time at the Rock School for Dance Education, before going on to move to Russia to continue his studies at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Read More

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(199) Susan Jaffe, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s New Artistic Director

Today we chat with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s newly appointed Artistic Director, Susan Jaffe. Susan was a Principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre for 22 years, appearing prominently in the international dance scene and frequently dancing with Mikhail Baryshnikov. She retired from the stage in 2002 at age 40 and went on to serve as an Read More

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(196) Calvin Royal III, Soloist with American Ballet Theatre

Today, on the Conversations on Dance podcast, we are sharing our chat with American Ballet Theatre Soloist, Calvin Royal III, that was recorded as a part of the 2020 Vail Dance Festival: Digital Edition. Through August 15th, you can watch our Zoom chat with Calvin on the Vail Dance Festival Facebook page or on their Read More

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(195) Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside – 2020 Vail Dance Festival

Today, on the Conversations on Dance podcast, we are sharing our chat with American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancers, Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside, that was recorded as a part of the 2020 Vail Dance Festival: Digital Edition. Through August 15th, you can watch our Zoom chat with James and Bella on the Vail Dance Festival Read More