Craig Hall - Photo by Henry Leutwyler - Conversations on Dance

(218) Craig Hall, New York City Ballet Repertory Director

This week we are joined by Craig Hall, New York City Ballet Repertory Director. Craig was born in Maywood, Illinois. At age 14, he began studying at the Chicago Academy of the Arts and entered the School of American Ballet full time in the fall of 1997. In October 1999, Craig became an apprentice with Read More

Kurt Froman - Conversations on Dance

(216) Kurt Froman, Celebrity Ballet Coach and Former NYCB Dancer

This week we are joined by celebrity ballet coach and former NYCB dancer, Kurt Froman. Kurt danced senior corps de ballet and soloist parts for over seven years at the New York City Ballet before venturing off to Broadway when he was cast in the leading role of James in the Twyla Tharp/Billy Joel show, Movin’ Read More

Lorenzo Pagano - Conversations on Dance Podcast - Photo by Melissa Sherwood

(215) Lorenzo Pagano, Soloist with Martha Graham Dance Company

Today on the Conversations on Dance podcast, we are joined by Lorenzo Pagano, Soloist with the Martha Graham Dance Company. A native of Torino, Italy, Lorenzo moved to the US as a teenager and trained as a scholarship student at The School at Jacob’s Pillow and The Martha Graham School. He joined the Martha Graham Read More

Ephrat Asherie - Photo by Dancing Camera

(214) ‘Isolation to Creation’ Docuseries from Works & Process at the Guggenheim

This week we are pleased to bring you a special behind the scenes look at some of the Works & Process creation that has been happening safely throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. Today we are joined by Ephrat Asherie, New York City-based b-girl, and Duke Dang, General Manager of Works & Process. We hear about Ephrat’s Read More

Gloria Govrin - Conversations on Dance

(213) Gloria Govrin, Balanchine Ballerina (Part II)

Welcome to the second part of our interview with Balanchine Ballerina, Gloria Govrin. If you are tuning in and haven’t heard part one, we hope that you will go back in your feed to episode 212 for our chat with Gloria about her career. Today in Part II, Gloria tells us about where her career Read More

Gloria Govrin - Conversations on Dance

(212) Gloria Govrin, Balanchine Ballerina (Part I)

Today we are joined by Balanchine Ballerina, Gloria Govrin. Gloria danced with New York City Ballet from 1959 to 1974 and was promoted to soloist in 1963. An unusually tall dancer, she inspired Balanchine to choreograph several distinctive roles on her. Roles such as Hippolyta in A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Coffee in Nutcracker, the Princess in Firebird, and Read More

on-pointe-disney-plus

(211) Unpacking the new Disney+ series, ‘On Pointe’

Happy New Year and welcome to our first episode of 2021! Today we are joined by a very special co-host and friend, Evelyn Kocak, to chat about the Disney+ series streaming now, ‘On Pointe.’ Evelyn is a former NYCB dancer, Staatsballett Berlin dancer, and former soloist with Pennsylvania Ballet. Links: instagram.com/conversationsondance facebook.com/conversationsondance twitter.com/convoondance conversationsondancepod.com The Read More

Laurie Kanyok - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(210) Laurie Kanyok, Founder of Kanyok Arts Initiative

This week we are joined by Laurie Kanyok, founder of the Kanyok Arts Initiative. Laurie has performed on Broadway, television and film. She played the lead roles in Twyla Tharp’s COME FLY AWAY and MOVIN OUT. Her other Broadway credits include FOSSE, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, and IN YOUR ARMS. She was the ballet casting consultant Read More

Andreas Heise - Conversations on Dance

(209) Andreas Heise, Choreographer

Today we are joined by choreographer Andreas Heise. Born in Germany, Andreas began his formal ballet training at the age of 16. In 1998, he joined his first company, Leipziger Ballett, and in 2003, he joined the Norwegian National Ballet in Oslo where he performed many leading roles. In 2006 Andreas started to choreograph regularly Read More