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(164) Christopher Grant, New York City Ballet Dancer

This week we are joined from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival this past summer, by Christopher Grant, New York City Ballet dancer.  Christopher was born in Jamaica, Queens. He began his dance training at the School of American Ballet (SAB) in 2002.  In August 2015, he became an apprentice with NYCB and joined the Company as 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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(148) Tiler Peck LIVE from Vail Dance Festival

Today we are bringing you a live podcast recording from the Vail Dance Festival with New York City Ballet Principal Tiler Peck. In her 11th year at the Vail Dance Festival, Tiler continues to explore her work as a choreographer with a revival of last year’s premiere ‘Lincoln Square’ and new premiere to Caroline Shaw’s ‘Thousandth Read More

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(146) James Whiteside LIVE From Vail Dance Festival

Today we are bringing you a live podcast recording from the Vail Dance Festival with American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer, James Whiteside.  This episode was recorded on July 27th, the morning before the premier of his newest work, “New American Dream.”  Unfortunately, we did come up against some technical difficulties, so we are sharing this episode Read More

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

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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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(121) Frances Chung, Principal with San Francisco Ballet

Today we are returning to our time at San Francisco Ballet last April for the company’s Unbound Festival.  This week we talk with Frances Chung, Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet. Frances was born in Vancouver, Canada and received her training at Goh Ballet Academy.   She joined San Francisco Ballet as a member of the corps de Read More

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(114) Arthur Pita, Choreographer

This week on Conversations On Dance, we are joined by choreographer Arthur Pita. Pita graduated with a master’s degree from London Contemporary Dance School, and has choreographed internationally in many different formats, including works for opera, musical theatre, plays and film. He has garnered attention for his imaginative and personal re-interpretations of classic narratives like Kafka’s ‘Metamorphosis’ Read More

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(113) Sasha De Sola, Principal San Francisco Ballet

This week we are joined by San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer, Sasha De Sola.  Born in Winter Park, Florida, Sasha trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. on a full merit scholarship.  In 2004, Ms. De Sola received a scholarship for studies at the Paris Opera Ballet School.  At the age of Read More

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(110) Stella Abrera, Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre

This week on Conversations on Dance we are joined from the Vail Dance Festival by Stella Abrera, Principal with American Ballet Theatre.   Stella began her training in her home town of Pasadena, California.  Her family moved to Sydney, Australia where she spent three years studying the Royal Academy of Dancing (or RAD).  After returning to Read More