We are joined today by Christine Cox, Artistic & Executive Director of BalletX. This episode was recorded LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival, where BalletX is the resident company. We chat with Christine about her career, founding the company, her ambitious programming, and her entrepreneurial approach to building the company from the ground up. This Read More
Today we are joined by Jodie Gates, vice dean and director of the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Ms. Gates was a celebrated principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, and Pennsylvania Ballet, as well as a principal guest artist with several companies around the world. She was a muse for celebrated choreographer Robert Joffrey and Read More
This week we are presenting our final episode recorded from the Vail Dance Festival in August 2017. Today we sit down with Matthew Neenan, PA Ballet Choreographer in Residence & Co-founder of BalletX. Matthew began his dance training at the Boston Ballet School, later continuing his studies at the School of American Ballet. From 1994-2007 Neenan Read More
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 Matthew Neenan, Choreographer and BalletX co-founder. Stay tuned to Conversations on Dance for the full interview in the coming weeks, but Read More
This week we are pleased to welcome, Joaquin De Luz, Principal Dancer with The New York City Ballet. Joaquin was born in Spain and recieved his training at the Victor Ullate School of Ballet. In August 1996 he came to the US and joined the Pennsylvania Ballet as a soloist and a year later he Read More
This week we welcome Miami City Ballet soloist, Lauren Fadeley. After completing a year of training at SAB, Lauren was asked by Peter Martins to join New York City Ballet at the age of 16. After two years with the company, Lauren decided to pursue a higher education at Indiana University. She danced throughout college Read More
Francis Veyette danced with Pennsylvania Ballet for 17 years, retiring in 2016. He performed a repertoire that ranged from the lead in Balanchine roles like ‘Square Dance’ and ‘Theme and Variations’, to Siegfried in ‘Swan Lake’, to many original works by resident choreographer Matthew Neenan. While still dancing with the company, Francis was asked to Read More
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.