Michael Novak - Conversations on Dance

(99) Michael Novak, Artistic Director Designate of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation

This we we are delighted to welcome Michael Novak,  the Artistic Director Designate of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation. Raised in Rolling Meadows, IL, Michael began studying dance at age ten.  In 2001, he was offered a Presidential Scholarship to attend The University of the Arts in Philadelphia to pursue training in jazz and ballet. The following Read More

Stanton Welch - Conversations on Dance

(98) Stanton Welch, Artistic Director Houston Ballet and Choreographer

This week on Conversations On Dance, our guest is Houston Ballet Artistic Director and acclaimed choreographer Stanton Welch. Born in Australia to two prominent ballet dancers, Welch expressed an interest in choreography almost immediately after beginning his dance training. Soon after joining the Australian Ballet as a dancer he received his first choreographic commission, and Read More

Ana Sophia Scheller - Conversations on Dance

(97) Ana Sophia Scheller, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer

This week we are joined by Ana Sophia Scheller, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer. The Argentinian-born dancer moved to New York at the age of 13 to study at the School of American Ballet, and later joined NYCB as a corps member in 2004 after a brief time with ABT’s Studio company. In her 13 Read More

Dwight Rhoden - Conversations on Dance

(96) Dwight Rhoden, Artistic Director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Today on Conversations On Dance, we speak with Dwight Rhoden, founding artistic director and resident choreographer of Complexions Dance Company. Despite a late start in dance, Rhoden danced for numerous major companies, including as a principal with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Partnering with acclaimed performer Desmond Richardson, Rhoden co-founded Complexions in 1994, a company Read More

Mathilde Froustey - Conversations on Dance

(95) Mathilde Froustey, Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet

This week we are joined by Mathilde Froustey, Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet.  Mathilde started dancing at the age of 9 in the South of France before going on to study at the Paris Opera Ballet School in 1999.  In 2002 she joined The Paris Opera Ballet where she would dance numerous Principal roles Read More

Katita Waldo, San Francisco Ballet - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(94) Katita Waldo, Ballet Master with San Francisco Ballet

This week we are joined by Katita Waldo, Ballet Master with San Francisco Ballet. Katita trained at San Francisco Ballet School, prior to joining the company in 1988 and becoming a Principal dancer in 1994.  She  performed Principal roles in a diverse repertory of works by acclaimed choreographers including George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Lar Lubovitch, Read More

Christopher Wheeldon- Conversations on Dance

(93) Christopher Wheeldon, Choreographer

This week on the podcast, we are joined in San Francisco by one of the world’s most in demand choreographers, Christopher Wheeldon. Having trained at Royal Ballet, Wheeldon was taken into the company, but soon transferred to the New York City Ballet, where he rose to the rank of soloist. His choreographic talents were soon Read More

Sara Mearns and Jodi Melnick, Works & Process at the Guggenheim

(92) Sara Mearns and Jodi Melnick at the Guggenheim

This week we bring you an episode we recorded at New York City’s Guggenheim museum in January.  We wanted to catch up with New York City Ballet Principal Dancer, Sara Mearns, and Jodi Melnick, contemporary choreographer to hear about their Works and Process at the Guggenheim that they were putting together.  We chatted with the Read More

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BONUS: San Francisco Ballet Dancers Ep. 2

Welcome to our final bonus episode from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound festival.  Just as with last episode, today we will be talking with 3 different dancers in the company about what ultimately led them to SFB and about their experience at the Unbound festival.  These episodes were recorded in the first few days of the Read More

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BONUS: San Francisco Ballet Dancers Ep. 1

BONUS: San Francisco Ballet Dancers Ep. 1.  Welcome to our 1st of two bonus episode wrap ups of San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound festival.  In each episode we will be talking with 3 different dancers in the company about what ultimately led them to SFB and about their experience at the Unbound festival.  These episodes were Read More