Quarantine Guide for Ballet Dancers and Fans in the face of Coronavirus Pandemic - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(177) Rebecca and Michael: Quarantine Guide for Ballet Dancers and Fans

Today, Rebecca and Michael connect via Skype from quarantine. We discuss some options of ballet related content to consume while the world is social distancing during the Coronavirus Pandemic. We list some online class options, resources for dancers who are out of work, and our favorite dance related books, movies, and much more. This list Read More

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(175) Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director

This week we bring you our final episode from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival! Today we speak with Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director. Gil began his dance career with the Atlanta Ballet and he joined American Ballet Theatre in 1982. In 1991 he was promoted to Principal Dancer and danced with the company for Read More

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(156) Julian MacKay, First Soloist with Mikhailovsky Theatre

This week we are joined from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival by Julian MacKay, first soloist at the Mikhailovsky Theatre.  Born in Montana, he quickly discovered his passion for ballet as a young boy, moving to Russia to train at just 11 years old.  He went on to train at the Moscow State Ballet Academy for Read More

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(151) Lauren Lovette LIVE From Vail Dance Festival

Today we are bringing you a live podcast recording from the Vail Dance Festival with New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Lauren Lovette.  We catch up on what she has been up to since we saw her last summer, talk about her choreography, and her position of Artist in Residence this year at the festival.  Read More

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(148) Tiler Peck LIVE from Vail Dance Festival

Today we are bringing you a live podcast recording from the Vail Dance Festival with New York City Ballet Principal Tiler Peck. In her 11th year at the Vail Dance Festival, Tiler continues to explore her work as a choreographer with a revival of last year’s premiere ‘Lincoln Square’ and new premiere to Caroline Shaw’s ‘Thousandth Read More

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BONUS: Herman Cornejo of ABT From Vail Dance Festival

American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer, Herman Cornejo, sits down with us from the Vail Dance Festival.  We talk about his year of dance since we last saw him in Vail, his 20th anniversary with ABT, and about what he is dancing this year at the festival.  You will want to listen to the end where he Read More

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(146) James Whiteside LIVE From Vail Dance Festival

Today we are bringing you a live podcast recording from the Vail Dance Festival with American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer, James Whiteside.  This episode was recorded on July 27th, the morning before the premier of his newest work, “New American Dream.”  Unfortunately, we did come up against some technical difficulties, so we are sharing this episode Read More

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(143) Christin Hanna and Constantine Baecher of the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

This week we are joined by Christin Hanna and Constantine Baecher of the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival.  Christin and Constantine met twenty years ago as students at American Ballet Theater. Constantine’s career as both choreographer and dancer has led him to the Hamburg Ballet School, Royal Danish Ballet and Compagnie de Carolyn Carlson amongst others Read More

LIVE from The Kennedy Center: Women Leading the Way in Ballet - Conversations on Dance

(140) LIVE from The Kennedy Center: Women Leading the Way in Ballet

Today’s episode was recorded live at The Kennedy Center on Saturday June 1, 2019 before the matinee performance of Miami City Ballet as a part of Ballet Across America. We were joined by Virginia Johnson, the Artistic Director of Dance Theatre of Harlem (who had been performing earlier in the week), Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Director Read More

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(137) Jodie Gates, Vice Dean and Director of USC’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Today we are joined by Jodie Gates, vice dean and director of the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.  Ms. Gates was a celebrated principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, and Pennsylvania Ballet, as well as a principal guest artist with several companies around the world. She was a muse for celebrated choreographer Robert Joffrey and Read More