(324) Mira Nadon, NYCB soloist, on Justin Peck’s new full length work, ‘Copland Dance Episodes’

On today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by New York City Ballet soloist Mira Nadon. Mira joins us for a special bonus episode discussing her role as the central ballerina in Justin Peck’s upcoming premiere ‘Copland Dance Episodes’. She gives us an inside view of NYCB’s first non-narrative full length premiere since George Read More

(318) Jennifer Homans, author and historian, on her new book, ‘Mr. B’

On today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’ we are joined by author, Jennifer Homans. Jennifer received critical acclaim for her 2011 book ‘Apollo’s Angels’, a historical documentation of ballet from its creation to the present day. She has spent the past ten years working on ‘Mr. B’, a biography of George Balanchine that was published Read More

(315) Viki Bromberg Psihoyos, Balanchine Trust Repetiteur

This week on ‘Conversations On Dance’ we are joined by Viki Bromberg Psihoyos, former New York City Ballet dancer and repetiteur with the Balanchine Trust. Viki takes us on a journey through her experiences working with Balanchine from her childhood to her professional career, how she became a repetiteur and what it is like working Read More

(314) Mai Lê Hô, founder of LayeRhythm Productions

This week on ‘Conversations On Dance’ we are joined by Mai Lê Hô, the founder of LayeRhythm Productions a NYC-based non-profit dedicated to highlighting freestyle voices in performance art. Mai Lê takes us through her artistic journey of falling in love with house music and dance while growing up in France, the emotional release she Read More

(312) Michele Byrd-McPhee, founder of Ladies of Hip-Hop

Today we are joined by Michele Byrd-McPhee, founder of Ladies of Hip-Hop. Ladies of Hip-Hop Dance Collective is an all female intergenerational dance collective that creates dance works illuminating the strength, power and diversity of women in Hip-Hop. Michele founded the company in 2004 and continues to lead the organization. On November 3rd, join Ladies Read More

(309) Susan Jaffe, incoming Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre

On today’s episode, we are joined by former ballerina and incoming artist director of American Ballet Theatre Susan Jaffe. Susan has previously appeared on the podcast in an interview that covered her rapid rise to stardom at ABT, the accompanying self doubts during this success, and how working through those moments affects her present day work Read More

(308) Yaron Lifschitz, Artistic Director and CEO of ‘Circa,’ coming to Stanford Live

Today we are joined by Yaron Lifschitz, Artistic Director and CEO of ‘Circa.’ Yaron is a graduate of the University of New South Wales, University of Queensland, and National Institute of Dramatic Arts, where he was the youngest director ever accepted into its prestigious graduate director’s course. Since graduating, Yaron has directed over 60 productions Read More

(298) Pam Tanowitz and Sara Mearns, LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival

Sara Mearns and Pam Tanowitz are two of the most talked about dance artists of their generation, both regarded for their bold, fearless and personal interpretations of their respective art forms. At this years’ festival, Mearns will be premiering in a new work by Bobbi Jene Smith, while Tanowitz will create a new work to Read More

(297) Justin Peck, LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival

Few choreographers have impacted the dance world in the past decade the way Justin Peck has. He burst onto the scene ten years ago with major commissions for New York City Ballet, eventually becoming the company’s Resident Choreographer. This was followed by his Tony Award-winning Broadway debut choreographing Carousel, and his cinematic debut for Steven Spielberg’s Read More

(296) Patricia Delgado On Her Return to The Stage at Vail Dance Festival

Today we are joined by our friend and former colleague at Miami City Ballet, Patricia Delgado. While we have had Patricia on the podcast many times in the past, it has been a few years since we have had her back. We catch up with her on her work she did as a part of Read More