Cynthia Harvey - Conversations on Dance - Photo by Martha Swope

(280) Cynthia Harvey, former Principal with American Ballet Theatre & the Royal Ballet

On today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’ we are joined by legendary ballerina Cynthia Harvey. Cynthia began her training in California before holding the rank of principal dancer with both American Ballet Theatre and the Royal Ballet, a first for an American dancer. We talk with Cynthia about her early years of training, how she Read More

Houston Ballet's 'Sylvia' with Stanton Welch, Connor Walsh, and Karina González - Conversations on Dance

(273) Houston Ballet’s ‘Sylvia’ with Stanton Welch, Connor Walsh, and Karina González

Today we check in with Houston Ballet to hear about their upcoming performances of Stanton Welch’s ‘Sylvia.’ We are joined by Houston Ballet Artistic Director, Stanton Welch, and Principal dancers who will be performing the leads in the ballet, Connor Walsh and Karina González. We first spoke with Stanton Welch on the podcast in 2018 Read More

La Nijinska - Lynn Garafola - Conversations on Dance

(271) Lynn Garafola, Dance Historian, on Bronislava Nijinska

Today we are joined by Lynn Garafola, dance historian and author of ‘La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern.’ Ms. Garafola is Professor Emerita of Dance at Barnard College, Columbia University. A dance historian and critic, she is the author of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and Legacies of Twentieth-Century Dance, and the editor of several books, including Read More

Figure Skating with Kate Penner - Conversations on Dance

(269) Olympic Figure Skating with Kate Penner

Today we are joined by our friend Kate Penner. Kate is figure skating super fan, so we decided to chat with her and have her to give us the run down on the sport to give us a better idea of what to be looking for during the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Throughout the discussion, we Read More

George Balanchine, Patricia Neary and Colleen Neary. Photo courtesy of Colleen Neary. - Conversations on Dance

(268) Colleen Neary, Artistic Director of Los Angeles Ballet

Today we have the pleasure of being joined by Colleen Neary, Artistic Director of Los Angeles Ballet. Born in Miami, Florida, Neary trained in New York at both the School of American Ballet and Harkness House for Ballet Arts. From 1969 to 1979, she danced as a soloist with New York City Ballet under the Read More

Megan Fairchild - Conversations on Dance

(267) Megan Fairchild, principal dancer with New York City Ballet

Today we are joined by New York City Ballet principal dancer, Megan Fairchild. Megan was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and began her dance training at the age of four. She went on to train at Ballet West Conservatory, where she was also a Ballet West trainee. In 2000, Megan continued training at the Read More

India Bradley - Conversations on Dance

(261) India Bradley, dancer with NYCB, from the 2021 Vail Dance Festival

This week we talk with New York City Ballet dancer, India Bradley, from the 2021 Vail Dance Festival this past summer, before the company returned to work. India last appeared on the podcast at the Vail Dance Festival prior to beginning her first season at NYCB as a member of the corps de ballet. You Read More

Georgina Pazcoguin - Swan Dive - Conversations on Dance

(255) Georgina Pazcoguin on her new book ‘Swan Dive’

Today on Conversations on Dance, we are joined by friend of the pod and New York City Ballet Soloist, Georgina Pazcoguin. This summer, Georgina’s new book, “Swan Dive” was released, so we caught up with her between rehearsals and performances to chat. While she sat outside of the David H Koch Theater, she told us Read More

Justin Peck and Robbie Fairchild - Conversations on Dance - Vail Dance Festival

(246) Justin Peck and Robbie Fairchild, LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival

Today we are sharing with you our final LIVE event recording from the 2021 Vail Dance Festival. In this episode, we are joined by New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer, Justin Peck, and dancer and actor, Robbie Fairchild. These two have been friends since they were students at the School of American Ballet, working together Read More

Esteban Hernandez - Conversations on Dance

(245) Esteban Hernandez, Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet

Today we are joined by Esteban Hernandez, principal dancer with the San Francisco Ballet. Esteban talks to us about training with his father and siblings, moving abroad at a young age to study ballet, and how he found his dream company in San Francisco Ballet.  Esteban will be making his return to the stage on August Read More