Tyler Angle - NYCB Principal and Artistic Director of The Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival - Photo by Kris Kinsley

(142) Tyler Angle, NYCB Principal & Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival Artistic Director

This week we are joined by Tyler Angle, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet and Artistic Director of the Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival. Tyler Angle was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and began his dance training at the age of nine at the Allegheny Ballet Company. He entered the School of American Ballet full-time in Read More

Conversations on Dance

(139) Michael and Zoe Zien, On Staging ‘Year of the Rabbit’ in Hong Kong

This week, through the magic of Skype, Rebecca talks with Michael and friend of the pod, Zoe Zien, who are in Hong Kong setting Justin Peck’s “Year of the Rabbit” for Hong Kong Ballet. Michael and Rebecca danced with Zoe at Miami City Ballet for the majority of her 13 years with the company.  Listen to Read More

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(129) Herman Cornejo, Principal with American Ballet Theatre

The Vail Dance Festival has announced their dates for their 2019 festival and to celebrate, we are diving into our archives from our time last year at the festival. Today we are joined by festival favorite, Herman Cornejo. Herman was born in Argentina and began his ballet studies at the age of eight. At the Read More

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(112) LIVE from the Kennedy Center: Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director of San Francisco Ballet

This week’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’ was recorded live at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Our guest is former New York City Ballet principal and Artistic Director of the San Francisco Ballet, Helgi Tomasson. The San Francisco Ballet is performing at the Kennedy Center this week, from October 23 – 28, 2018. They Read More

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(87) Dancers’ Negativity and Perspective Post-Retirement

It’s just Rebecca and Michael this week, together from New York City, as they return to discuss some of the feedback received after last week’s episode.  They also discuss a recent article on dancers’ and negativity (10:30), and how a dancer’s perspective on their career changes post retirement (16:29).  They return to their interview format Read More

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(59) Susan Pilarre, Esteemed Teacher at the School of American Ballet

This week we are joined by Susan Pilarre, esteemed teacher at the School of American Ballet, repetiteur for the Balanchine Trust, and former New York City Ballet soloist. Suzy, as her students, friends and family call her, joined the New York City Ballet under George Balanchine’s direction at the age of 15. She spent 16 years Read More

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(46) Rebecca and Michael, Live from Columbus

This week we are publishing our very first podcast that was recorded live with an audience.  This episode was recorded in March following our full day of master classes in Columbus, Ohio presented by Ballet in the City.  This particular “Conversation on Dance” is directed at the students in the room who we had just Read More

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(45) Karolina Kuras, National Ballet of Canada Photographer

This week we are joined by Karolina Kuras, Photographer for the National Ballet of Canada. Karolina was born in Poland where she spent her early years before her family moved to a small town outside of Toronto.  As a child, Karolina was always surrounded by art, as her mother is a painter, and her father Read More

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(44) Adriana Pierce, Choreographer

This week we are joined by Miami City Ballet dancer Adriana Pierce. After training at the School of American Ballet and dancing as an Apprentice with The New York City Ballet, she joined Miami City Ballet in 2010.  Throughout her schooling, Pierce directed and choreographed numerous musical theater productions for a local theater group in Read More

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(35) Fabrice Calmels, Joffrey Ballet Principal Dancer

This week we are delighted to welcome Fabrice Camels, Joffrey Ballet Principal Dancer.  Fabrice was born in France and began dancing at the age of three.  He completed his ballet training at the Paris Opera Ballet school before venturing the the United States where he trained at the Rock School and danced with Pennsylvania Ballet. Read More