(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

(316) Lauryn Johnson: uncovering gems of New York City Ballet history

You know her as @laurynjohnson20 on Instagram. On today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’, our guest is Lauryn Johnson, a dancer and New York City Ballet usher who has captivated the dance world with her documentation of historic NYCB photography via her social media. We talk to Lauryn about how she fell in love with 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

(306) Michael & Rebecca: We’re Back!

It’s just Michael and Rebecca this week. We’re back and catch up on what we have been up to this summer and we dive into some recent news. Subscribe to Conversations on Dance wherever you get your podcasts to notified of our upcoming content featuring dance this fall, all new interviews, and much more! The Read More

(305) Jovani Furlan, LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival

In his first year at VDF, New York City Ballet soloist Jovani Furlan is set to take Vail audiences by storm. Joining the ‘Conversations On Dance’ podcast, Furlan will discuss his dance upbringing in his native Brazil, the leap to american stages and what dancing at VDF for the first time has been like.  Please Read More

(301) Lil Buck and KJ Takahashi, LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival

Join the ‘Conversations On Dance’ podcast in a discussion with one of Vail’s most celebrated mainstays, Lil Buck, and one of its newest artists, New York City Ballet dancer KJ Takahashi. Buck and KJ will take us on a tour of their own relationships with ballet and street dance and how these two forms 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

(288) Choreographer, Connor Walsh, and Composer, Quinn Mason, on Their New Collaboration For Houston Ballet

Today on ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by Houston Ballet principal dancer and choreographer Connor Walsh and composer and conductor Quinn Mason. Connor has joined us on the podcast previously to talk about his performing career, but sits down with us for the first time to discuss choreographing for the company. Quinn’s work as a composer Read More