Hope Boykin - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Conversations on Dance

(167) Hope Boykin, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Dancer

We are back from our break and want to wish everyone a happy new year!  We have a lot of exciting things coming up that we can’t wait to share with you.  Please subscribe to this podcast through your favorite podcast app to stay up to date on all our newest episodes. This week, for Read More

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(166) Joseph Gordon, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer

This week we are joined from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival by Joseph Gordon, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer.  Joe was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and began his dance training at the age of five at The Phoenix Dance Academy. He began studying at the School of American Ballet during the 2006 summer course Read More

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(165) Charlotte Landreau, Dancer with Martha Graham Dance Company

This week we are joined from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival last summer by Charlotte Landreau, dancer with Martha Graham Dance Company.  A native of France, she trained first as a rhythmic gymnast, where she was the third in France.  With her sights set on the Olympics, an injury forced her career trajectory to shift.  She attended Read More

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(164) Christopher Grant, New York City Ballet Dancer

This week we are joined from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival this past summer, by Christopher Grant, New York City Ballet dancer.  Christopher was born in Jamaica, Queens. He began his dance training at the School of American Ballet (SAB) in 2002.  In August 2015, he became an apprentice with NYCB and joined the Company as Read More

Erin Baiano - Dancer turned Photographer - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(162) Erin Baiano, Dancer Turned Photographer

This week on Conversations on Dance, we talk with dancer turned photographer, Erin Baiano from the Vail Dance Festival. If you follow Vail Dance Festival on social media, it is Erin’s beautiful photos that tell the story of the festival, from rehearsals to performances.  Erin grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and Read More

Adji Cissoko - LINES Ballet - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(161) Adji Cissoko, Dancer With Alonzo King LINES Ballet

This week we are joined from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival by Adji Cissoko, dancer with Alonzo King LINES Ballet.  Adji grew up in Munich, Germany where she trained at Ballet Academy Munich. She attended the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre on full scholarship, before joining the National Ballet of Canada in 2010. In 2014, Read More

Ballet Hispanico - Conversations on Dance - Photo by Rachel Neville

(160) Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director of Ballet Hispánico

This week, on Conversations on Dance, we are joined by Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director of Ballet Hispánico. Eduardo recounts his early years adjusting to New York City life as a Cuban immigrant, what it was like building his first company from the ground up, and how Ballet Hispánico has carved out an identity for itself that is Read More

Connor Walsh - Houston Ballet - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(158) Connor Walsh, Houston Ballet Principal Dancer

Today we are joined by Houston Ballet Principal Dancer, Connor Walsh. Born in Fairfax, Virginia, Connor began his training at the age of seven under the direction of his mother Constance Walsh. He has trained at The Kirov Academy of Ballet, The Harid Conservatory, and Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy. In 2004, Walsh joined Houston Read More

Preston Chamblee - Conversations on Dance - Ballet Collective

(157) Preston Chamblee, Dancer with New York City Ballet

This week on Conversations on Dance, we are joined by New York City Ballet dancer Preston Chamblee. Preston hails from North Carolina, where he began his dance training. After dancing at the School of American Ballet, Preston was accepted into the New York City Ballet and shortly after began to dance featured roles in ballets Read More

Julian MacKay - Conversations on Dance - Photo by Christopher Duggan

(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