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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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BONUS: Natasha Sheehan, Dancer with San Francisco Ballet

In today’s bonus episode we are continuing our coverage of San Francisco Ballet at the Kennedy Center as they showcase 6 works from the company’s Unbound: a festival of new works.  Today’s episode was recorded in April when we were in San Francisco as these works all premiered.  We talk with new corps member, Natasha Sheehan Read More

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(112) LIVE from the Kennedy Center: Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director of San Francisco Ballet

This week’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’ was recorded live at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Our guest is former New York City Ballet principal and Artistic Director of the San Francisco Ballet, Helgi Tomasson. The San Francisco Ballet is performing at the Kennedy Center this week, from October 23 – 28, 2018. They Read More

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(96) Dwight Rhoden, Artistic Director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Today on Conversations On Dance, we speak with Dwight Rhoden, founding artistic director and resident choreographer of Complexions Dance Company. Despite a late start in dance, Rhoden danced for numerous major companies, including as a principal with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Partnering with acclaimed performer Desmond Richardson, Rhoden co-founded Complexions in 1994, a company Read More

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BONUS: San Francisco Ballet Dancers Ep. 2

Welcome to our final bonus episode from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound festival.  Just as with last episode, today we will be talking with 3 different dancers in the company about what ultimately led them to SFB and about their experience at the Unbound festival.  These episodes were recorded in the first few days of the Read More

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BONUS: San Francisco Ballet Dancers Ep. 1

BONUS: San Francisco Ballet Dancers Ep. 1.  Welcome to our 1st of two bonus episode wrap ups of San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound festival.  In each episode we will be talking with 3 different dancers in the company about what ultimately led them to SFB and about their experience at the Unbound festival.  These episodes were Read More

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BONUS: Choreographer Trey McIntyre from SFB’s Unbound Festival

This week on ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by esteemed choreographer Trey McIntyre, whose second work for the San Francisco Ballet recently premiered in the company’s Unbound Festival. Trey’s rise to prominence as a choreographer began when Ben Stevenson, then director of the Houston Ballet, created the position of choreographic apprentice for him. He Read More

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(90) Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, LIVE from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival

Welcome to another live podcast from San Francisco Ballet.  In this episode we are joined by festival choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.  This episode is a recording of a live “Meet the Artist” event that took place  before a performance of the Unbound festival on April 22nd.  For more live content like this from other San Francisco Read More