Leslie Andrea Williams - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(206) Leslie Andrea Williams, chorus dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company

Today we are joined by Leslie Andrea Williams, chorus dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company. Leslie was born in Newport News, VA and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She joined the Martha Graham Dance Company just two months after graduating from The Juilliard School in May 2015. Since then, she has performed numerous Read More

Alastair Macaulay- Conversations on Dance Podcast

(201) Alastair Macaulay

Today we check in with listener favorite, Alastair Macaulay. We last spoke with Alastair in 2018 as he was preparing to step down from his post as chief dance critic at the New York Times. We catch up on what he has been working on over the past couple of years, including his research for 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

Gavin Larsen - Conversations on Dance

(185) Gavin Larsen on Teaching Online

This week we are continuing our conversation about teaching ballet classes online during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talk with Gavin Larsen, a former principal dancer with Oregon Ballet Theatre, now living in Asheville, NC, where she teaches and writes about dance. After training at the School of American Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, she Read More

Veyette Virtual Ballet School - Conversations on Dance - Photo by Ariel Rose

(176) Veyette Virtual Ballet School is exactly what you need right now

In light of the impact that the Coronavirus is having on the arts community, not to mention the world, we are shining some light on one of the ways that you can stay in shape during these times of social distancing. Today we are talking with friends of the pod, Francis Veyette and Lauren Fadeley Read More

Erin Baiano - Dancer turned Photographer - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(162) Erin Baiano, Dancer Turned Photographer

This week on Conversations on Dance, we talk with dancer turned photographer, Erin Baiano from the Vail Dance Festival. If you follow Vail Dance Festival on social media, it is Erin’s beautiful photos that tell the story of the festival, from rehearsals to performances.  Erin grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and Read More

Preston Chamblee - Conversations on Dance - Ballet Collective

(157) Preston Chamblee, Dancer with New York City Ballet

This week on Conversations on Dance, we are joined by New York City Ballet dancer Preston Chamblee. Preston hails from North Carolina, where he began his dance training. After dancing at the School of American Ballet, Preston was accepted into the New York City Ballet and shortly after began to dance featured roles in ballets Read More

Christine Shevchenko in Giselle. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor - Conversations on Dance

(154) Christine Shevchenko, Principal with American Ballet Theatre

This week we are joined by Christine Shevchenko, Principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre.  Christine was born in Ukraine, where she was chosen to train in rhythmic gymnastics and ballet at an Olympic school.  At eight years of age, she moved with her family to the United States where she trained for nine years at Pennsylvania Read More

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(150) Lil Buck LIVE From Vail Dance Festival

Today we are bringing you a live podcast recording from the Vail Dance Festival with Jookin superstar, Lil Buck.   Charles “Lil Buck” Riley is an dancer, actor and model from Memphis, Tennessee who specializes in a style of street dance called jookin. He gained popularity after director Spike Jonze used his cell phone to 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