(265) Welcoming 2022, with Rebecca and Michael

It’s 2022 and COD is back! We are ushering in the new year by celebrating some of the great things that friends of the pod have been up to recently, discussing the complexity surrounding dancer promotions, and how the change in the social media landscape in the past few years is affecting content that dancers Read More

(86) Misty Copeland’s Clap Back & Ballet’s Chance for a Turning Point

It’s just Rebecca and Michael this week as they sit down to discuss some of the stories that have been making news recently.  We talk about Misty Copeland’s epic and graceful response to a Twitter troll last week (7:55) and discuss Avichai Scher’s article for the Huffington Post, “The Me Too Moment Is Ballet’s Chance for a Read More

(32) Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer

Today we are thrilled to welcome Misty Copeland.  Born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised in San Pedro California, Misty began her training at the age of 13.  In 2000, she joined American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company, and was promoted to the Corps de Ballet a year later.  In June 2015, Misty made history when she Read More

(4) Ballet Topics in the Mainstream

This week, hosts Rebecca King and Michael Sean Breeden of Miami City Ballet discuss ballet topics that have been making news, including Misty Copeland, women in choreography, and Pennsylvania Ballet’s transition to new leadership. The post (4) Ballet Topics in the Mainstream appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.