Jonathan Stafford - Artistic Director, New York City Ballet, LIVE from Vail Dance Festival

(237) Jonathan Stafford, Artistic Director of NYCB, LIVE from Vail Dance Festival

Welcome to our first live podcast recording from the Vail Dance Festival. First up, we chat with New York City Ballet Artistic Director, Jonathan Stafford. We talk with Jon about his pathway to NYCB, some of the leadership roles he held while he was still dancing, the NYCB Interim Transition Team, his role as Artistic Read More

Ashley Bouder - Lake Tahoe Dance Festival - Conversations on Dance

(232) Ashley Bouder on The Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

This week we are joined by New York City Ballet Principal Dancer, Ashley Bouder. It has been over 4 years since we last had Ashley on the pod, so we have a lot of catch up on. We talk about what this last year has been like for her, about her college courses and teaching Read More

Andrea Renee Long-Naidu - Conversations on Dance

(222) Andrea Renee Long-Naidu, Former Principal with Dance Theatre of Harlem and current Boston Ballet School Faculty Member

Today we are joined by Andrea Renee Long-Naidu, Former Principal with Dance Theatre of Harlem and current Boston Ballet School Faculty Member. Andrea began her ballet training at the Pennsylvania Ballet School, accepting an apprenticeship position with the company at just 14 years-old. After a year working with the company, she went on to continue Read More

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

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

Troy Schumacher - The Nutcracker at Wethersfield - Conversations on Dance

(208) Troy Schumacher on BalletCollective’s ‘The Nutcracker at Wethersfield’

Today we sit down with BalletCollective’s Artistic Director, Troy Schumacher. Troy first came on the podcast in episode 17, back in 2016, where we chat with him about his career at New York City Ballet, his choreography, and his company, BalletCollective. Today, Troy returns to the pod to tell us about his current project, ‘The Read More

Janie Taylor - Conversations on Dance

(202) Janie Taylor, L.A. Dance Project Dancer & former NYCB Principal

Our guest today is Janie Taylor, a former principal ballerina with the New York City Ballet, present day dancer with LA Dance Project, repetiteur for the works of Benjamin Millepied, costume designer, and creator of the art newspaper Quarter Marks. At the New York City Ballet, Janie amassed a broad rep that showcased the full depth Read More

Megan LeCrone - Soloist with New York City Ballet - Conversations on Dance podcast

(198) Megan LeCrone, Soloist New York City Ballet

Today we are joined by Megan LeCrone, soloist with the New York City Ballet. Megan was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and at age 14, began studying with Melissa Hayden and Duncan Noble at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Megan entered the School of American Ballet full-time in the fall of 2001, and in Read More

Damian Woetzel on the 2020 Vail Dance Festival - Conversations on Dance

(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