(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

(291) Mikko Nissinen, on Boston Ballet’s Tour to Ballet Sun Valley

This week, we are joined by Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director of Boston Ballet. We first spoke with Mikko about his career and his 20 plus years at the helm of Boston Ballet in episode 183 from May 2020. Today we catch up with Mikko to hear about how Boston Ballet weathered the pandemic, how the Read More

(224) Christopher Charles McDaniel, Dance Theatre of Harlem

Today, on the Conversations on Dance podcast, we are joined by Christopher Charles McDaniel, dancer with Dance Theatre of Harlem. Christopher was born in East Harlem and started his formal training at the Dance Theatre of Harlem School, later going on to train at LaGuardia School of Performing Arts and Ballet Academy East. Christopher has Read More

(193) Preview of 2020 Vail Dance Festival: Digital Edition with Damian Woetzel

Today we chat with Vail Dance Festival Artistic Director Damian Woetzel to get a preview of what is in store for their eight night digital festival, July 31 – August 7, 2020. Damian tells us what it was like to have to decide to cancel the in person festival and move to a digital format, Read More

(192) Christin Hanna, Lake Tahoe Dance Festival Artistic Director

While all performing arts organizations are shifting their content to a digital format, so are we. Today’s episode is meant to act like a pre-performance talk for the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, which is presented by the Lake Tahoe Dance Collective. We chat with Artistic Director Christin Hanna about their digital festival which will be Read More

(191) Lloyd Knight, Principal with Martha Graham Dance Company

Today we are joined by Lloyd Knight, Principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company. Born in England and raised in Miami, Lloyd trained at Miami Conservatory of Ballet and New World School of the Arts. He joined Martha Graham Dance Company in 2005 and performs the major male roles of the Graham repertory including Read More

(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

(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

Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: Calvin Royal III, ABT Soloist

Welcome to Conversations on Dance’s Festival Forum Bonus Content.  All this week we are publishing bonus mini-pods from Vail, Colorado where we are here covering the Vail Dance Festival.  We have been talking with Calvin Royal III, ABT Soloist.  Stay tuned to Conversations on Dance for the full interview in the coming weeks, but for Read More