Chun Wai Chan - Conversations on Dance

(284) Chun Wai Chan, New York City Ballet Soloist

Today on Conversations On Dance, we are joined by New York City Ballet soloist Chun Wai Chan. Chun began his ballet training in his native China, before breaking out onto the international stage through the competition scene. A finalist spot in the Prix de Lausanne sparked the interest of Houston Ballet, where he joined in the Read More

Michael & Rebecca on our 2022 listener survey - Conversations on Dance

(282) Michael & Rebecca on our 2022 listener survey

It’s just Michael and Rebecca this week as we come together for a catch up, plus we go through responses to our 2022 listener survey. Thank you to everyone who participated! Your feedback was very valuable and will help us plan our content moving forward. This past weekend we were together in Miami to see Read More

Cathy Marston - Conversations on Dance

(281) Cathy Marston, Choreographer and incoming Artistic Director of Ballett Zürich

Today we are joined by choreographer Cathy Marston. Cathy began choreographing while still at the Royal Ballet School, ultimately leaving life as a professional dancer to pursue choreography full time. She has carved out a unique identity for herself as a choreographer who dives head first into creating full length narrative works based on beloved literary Read More

Cynthia Harvey - Conversations on Dance - Photo by Martha Swope

(280) Cynthia Harvey, former Principal with American Ballet Theatre & the Royal Ballet

On today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’ we are joined by legendary ballerina Cynthia Harvey. Cynthia began her training in California before holding the rank of principal dancer with both American Ballet Theatre and the Royal Ballet, a first for an American dancer. We talk with Cynthia about her early years of training, how she Read More

Jean-Pierre Frohlich - Conversations on Dance

(279) Jean-Pierre Frohlich, New York City Ballet Repertory Director

On today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’ we are joined by New York City Ballet repertory director and former principal dancer Jean-Pierre Frohlich. JP, as he is referred to by friends and colleagues, began his training at the School Of American Ballet and quickly caught the eye of George Balanchine. Once accepted into the New Read More

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(278) Caleb Teicher, New York based dancer and choreographer

Today on Conversations On Dance we are joined by New York based choreographer and dancer Caleb Teicher. Caleb began their career as a founding member of Michelle Dorance’s critically acclaimed company Dorrance Dance, quick achieving personal critical acclaim as well when they received a Bessie Award at age 17. In 2015, Caleb shifted their creative focus Read More

Ragamala Dance Company - Conversations on Dance

(275) Ragamala Dance Company

Today we hear about the Ragamala Dance Company. We are joined by the company’s founder and co-artistic director, Ranee Ramaswamy, and her two daughters: co-artistic director Aparna Ramaswamy and Choreographic Associate Ashwini Ramaswamy. This mother-daughter run company was founded in 1992 and is rooted in the South Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam. Through multi-disciplinary dance Read More

Reimagining lost work of Martha Graham:  with Janet Eilber and Christopher Rountree - The New Canticle for Innocent Comedians

(274) Reimagining lost works of Martha Graham: with Janet Eilber and Christopher Rountree

Today on ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by Janet Eilber, the artistic director of the Martha Graham Dance Company and Wild Up musical director Christopher Rountree. Janet and Christopher have been working together to revive and re-envision the choreographic works of 20th century giant Martha Graham and their accompanying musical compositions. They talk to us Read More

Houston Ballet's 'Sylvia' with Stanton Welch, Connor Walsh, and Karina González - Conversations on Dance

(273) Houston Ballet’s ‘Sylvia’ with Stanton Welch, Connor Walsh, and Karina González

Today we check in with Houston Ballet to hear about their upcoming performances of Stanton Welch’s ‘Sylvia.’ We are joined by Houston Ballet Artistic Director, Stanton Welch, and Principal dancers who will be performing the leads in the ballet, Connor Walsh and Karina González. We first spoke with Stanton Welch on the podcast in 2018 Read More

La Nijinska - Lynn Garafola - Conversations on Dance

(271) Lynn Garafola, Dance Historian, on Bronislava Nijinska

Today we are joined by Lynn Garafola, dance historian and author of ‘La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern.’ Ms. Garafola is Professor Emerita of Dance at Barnard College, Columbia University. A dance historian and critic, she is the author of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and Legacies of Twentieth-Century Dance, and the editor of several books, including Read More