Susan Jaffe - Artistic Director Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre - Conversations on Dance

(199) Susan Jaffe, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s New Artistic Director

Today we chat with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s newly appointed Artistic Director, Susan Jaffe. Susan was a Principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre for 22 years, appearing prominently in the international dance scene and frequently dancing with Mikhail Baryshnikov. She retired from the stage in 2002 at age 40 and went on to serve as an 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

Tricia Albertson - Miami City Ballet - Conversations on Dance

(181) Tricia Albertson, Principal with Miami City Ballet

This week we are joined by our friend, Tricia Albertson, Principal dancer with Miami City Ballet. Raised in Santa Cruz, CA, she began her ballet training at The Studio School of Classical Ballet. She attended summer programs at San Francisco Ballet School and the School of American Ballet (SAB) before joining SAB for the year-round Read More

Jovani Furlan - Conversations on Dance

(179) Jovani Furlan, Soloist New York City Ballet

This week we are joined by our friend, Jovani Furlan, soloist with New York City Ballet. Born in Joinville, Brazil, Jovani started dancing at the age of 11 at The Bolshoi Theater School in Brazil. In 2010 he participated in the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, and was offered a full scholarship to attend Read More

Christopher Grant - Conversations on Dance podcast - Photo via NYCB

(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

Tiler Peck - Conversations on Dance - From Vail Dance Festival

(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

James Whiteside - Conversations on Dance

(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

Herman Cornejo- Conversations on Dance - Photo by Erin Baiano

(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