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

Rebecca King Ferraro and Michael Sean Breeden - Conversations on Dance

(219) Rebecca and Michael, a check in

It’s just Rebecca and Michael this week on the pod. We do a check in on what we have been up to (Michael got the vaccine!), we take a couple detours, then share a few books we are looking forward to getting our hands on. Thank you to Yumiko for their continued support of the Read More

Leslie Andrea Williams - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(206) Leslie Andrea Williams, chorus dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company

Today we are joined by Leslie Andrea Williams, chorus dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company. Leslie was born in Newport News, Virginia and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She received her BFA from The Juilliard School. Ms Williams has danced in the Martha Graham Dance Company for six seasons. She performs numerous featured Read More

Peter Boal, Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director - Conversations on Dance

(197) Peter Boal, Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director, on Ballet Sun Valley

This week we welcome Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director, Peter Boal, back to the podcast. We first spoke with Peter in March of 2017, for a fantastic conversation surrounding his career and directorship. (Tune into episode 36 with Peter). Today, we catch up with Peter to hear about his experience leading PNB through the COVID-19 Read More

Lloyd Knight - Conversations on Dance Podcast - Photo: NYC Dance Project

(191) Lloyd Knight, Principal with Martha Graham Dance Company

Today we are joined by Lloyd Knight, Principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company. Born in England and raised in Miami, Lloyd trained at Miami Conservatory of Ballet and New World School of the Arts. He joined Martha Graham Dance Company in 2005 and performs the major male roles of the Graham repertory including Read More

Conversations on Dance

(139) Michael and Zoe Zien, On Staging ‘Year of the Rabbit’ in Hong Kong

This week, through the magic of Skype, Rebecca talks with Michael and friend of the pod, Zoe Zien, who are in Hong Kong setting Justin Peck’s “Year of the Rabbit” for Hong Kong Ballet. Michael and Rebecca danced with Zoe at Miami City Ballet for the majority of her 13 years with the company.  Listen to Read More

Connor Holloway - American Ballet Theatre- Conversations on Dance

(134) Connor Holloway, American Ballet Theatre Dancer

This week we sit down at the Kennedy Center to talk with American Ballet Theatre dancer, Connor Holloway. Connor was born in Louisville, Kentucky and started performing at the age of six in school musicals.  At the age of thirteen, he began taking ballet classes at the Louisville Ballet School while attending a magnet performing arts Read More

Arthur Pita - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(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