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

Karole Armitage - Conversations on Dance

(272) Karole Armitage, Artistic Director of Armitage GONE! Dance Company

Today we are joined by Karole Armitage, Artistic Director of the New York-based Armitage GONE! Dance Company. Karole has had an extensive career as a dancer and choreographer.  She began her professional career in 1973 as a member of the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Switzerland, under the direction of George Balanchine. In 1976, she Read More

Monica Stephenson - Conversations on Dance

(270) Monica Stephenson, Miami City Ballet Director of Community Engagement

Today we are joined by our friend, Monica Stephenson, who just started work at a new post as Director of Community Engagement at Miami City Ballet. Monica is originally from North Carolina and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Professional Training Program at the Houston Ballet Read More

Robert La Fosse - Conversations on Dance

(266) Robert La Fosse, former principal dancer with ABT and NYCB

Today we are joined by educator, repetiteur, and former principal dancer with American Ballet Theater and New York City Ballet, Robert La Fosse. Robert was born in Beaumont, Texas. He moved to New York City to further his dance education with David Howard at Harkness House and Stanley Williams at The School of American Ballet. Read More

Georgina Pazcoguin - Swan Dive - Conversations on Dance

(255) Georgina Pazcoguin on her new book ‘Swan Dive’

Today on Conversations on Dance, we are joined by friend of the pod and New York City Ballet Soloist, Georgina Pazcoguin. This summer, Georgina’s new book, “Swan Dive” was released, so we caught up with her between rehearsals and performances to chat. While she sat outside of the David H Koch Theater, she told us Read More

Lauren Lovette and Lil Buck - Vail Dance Festival - Conversations on Dance

(243) Lauren Lovette and Lil Buck LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival

In our next installment of LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival, we are joined by New York City Ballet principal dancer, Lauren Lovette, and Memphis Jookin star, Lil Buck. We chat with the pair about what this past year has been like for them, how they continued to find inspiration, about their friendship, and their Read More

Vail Dance Festival Livestream - Conversations on Dance

BONUS: Livestream the Vail Dance Festival on August 9, 2021 with Kate Penner

Today we are joined by Kate Penner, social media manager for the Vail Dance Festival. Kate tells us how her role has evolved since her first year at the festival, how the marketing team works with photographers and videographers, and we delve into how rights and permissions work. Then she announces that the NOW Premieres Read More

Jonathan Stafford - Artistic Director, New York City Ballet, LIVE from Vail Dance Festival

(237) Jonathan Stafford, Artistic Director of NYCB, LIVE from Vail Dance Festival

Welcome to our first live podcast recording from the Vail Dance Festival. First up, we chat with New York City Ballet Artistic Director, Jonathan Stafford. We talk with Jon about his pathway to NYCB, some of the leadership roles he held while he was still dancing, the NYCB Interim Transition Team, his role as Artistic Read More

Vail Dance Festival - Conversations on Dance

(236) Rebecca and Michael catch up

We have been off this month, but on Thursday we head to Vail for the Vail Dance Festival. So we hopped on our last zoom before we are back together in person recording episodes and live podcast recordings at the festival, just for a check in. Links: Tickets for live events July 30 – August Read More

Jose Sebastian - Photo by Marty Sohl - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(233) Jose Sebastian, dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Director of ABT Incubator

This week we are joined by Jose Sebastian, dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Director of ABT Incubator. Jose, a native of New York City, started his dance training at age 8 with the School of American Ballet and continued training there for nearly 10 years. He joined ABT Studio Company in 2006 and American Ballet Read More