(324) Mira Nadon, NYCB soloist, on Justin Peck’s new full length work, ‘Copland Dance Episodes’

On today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by New York City Ballet soloist Mira Nadon. Mira joins us for a special bonus episode discussing her role as the central ballerina in Justin Peck’s upcoming premiere ‘Copland Dance Episodes’. She gives us an inside view of NYCB’s first non-narrative full length premiere since George Read More

(323) Holly Dorger, Principal Ballerina of the Royal Danish Ballet

On today’s episode of Conversations On Dance, we are joined by principal ballerina with the Royal Danish Ballet, Holly Dorger. Holly shares her experience growing up as a highland dancer, accepting a contract with Royal Danish straight out of SAB, the change in style and technique that accompanied her new job and how she continues Read More

(322) Talking all thing Summer Intensives with Kate Penner

Our friend, Kate Penner, returns to the pod this week as our special guest host to talk all things Summer Intensives. We talk about our personal stories with summer training, how to choose the school that’s right for you, why you should cast a wide net, and some tips and tricks for auditioning. This Episode’s Read More

(320) Best of 2022 with Michael and Rebecca

It’s just us this week for our annual year-end wrap up. What a year 2022 has been! We list our favorite episodes from this year, our favorite performances we saw, our FOMO list of what we didn’t get to see but wished we had, and we share what we learned this year. Check out our Read More

(315) Viki Bromberg Psihoyos, Balanchine Trust Repetiteur

This week on ‘Conversations On Dance’ we are joined by Viki Bromberg Psihoyos, former New York City Ballet dancer and repetiteur with the Balanchine Trust. Viki takes us on a journey through her experiences working with Balanchine from her childhood to her professional career, how she became a repetiteur and what it is like working Read More

(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

(304) Claudia Schreier and Lauren Lovette, LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival

Acclaimed Choreographer Claudia Schreier returns to the Vail Dance Festival this year with a new work to commissioned music by Conrad Tao. A classic Vail success story, join the ‘Conversations On Dance’ podcast as they talk to Claudia about her origins at VDF as an intern and chart her path to one of the most Read More

(294) Mira Nadon, Soloist with New York City Ballet

Today we are joined by New York City Ballet soloist Mira Nadon. Mira last joined us on the podcast in April 2020, episode 180, where we talked about her training, early career and the early days of the pandemic. For her second appearance, we catch up with Mira about navigating the year and a half Read More

(293) Ingrid Silva, Dance Theatre of Harlem Ballerina

On today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’ we are joined by Dance Theatre Of Harlem ballerina, Ingrid Silva. Ingrid has been breaking barriers and gaining industry wide attention since she first joined Dance Theatre Of Harlem for the company’s revival in 2013. We talk about her leap of faith in leaving her home country of Read More

(292) Vail Dance Festival 2022 Preview with Artistic Director, Damian Woetzel

Today we are joined by Vail Dance Festival’s Artistic Director, Damian Woetzel. While we have had Damian on the podcast many times, we ask him about his earliest memories in Vail as a dancer, we talk about some of his memories from over the years, and what to expect from this year’s festival coming to Read More