Russell Janzen - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(253) Russell Janzen, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer from Vail Dance Festival

Today we chat with New York City Ballet Principal Dancer, Russell Janzen, from the 2021 Vail Dance Festival. Russell was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and began his dance training at the age of six at The Rock School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He enrolled as a full-time student at the School of American Ballet in the winter Read More

Nicole Mitchell Mommen and Brandon Stirling Baker - Conversations on Dance

(251) Nicole Mitchell Mommen, NYCB Assistant Stage Manager, and Brandon Stirling Baker, Lighting Director and Lighting Designer of Boston Ballet

On this episode of Conversations on Dance, recorded at the 2021 Vail Dance Festival, we give you an inside look at two roles that are essential to every dance and ballet performance. Today we are joined by NYCB Assistant Stage Manager, Nicole Mitchell Mommen, and Lighting Director and Lighting Designer of Boston Ballet, Brandon Stirling Read More

Nel Shelby - Dance Videographer - Conversations on Dance

(249) Nel Shelby, Dance Videographer from Vail Dance Festival

On today’s episode of Conversations On Dance, we are joined by Nel Shelby, dance videographer and founder of Nel Shelby Productions. Nel tells us about her dance training and aspirations, falling in love with film and how she’s blended these two passions together to become one of the industry’s most in demand video producers. Nel Read More

Center Center by James Whiteside - Conversations on Dance

(247) James Whiteside on his new book, “Center Center,” from Vail Dance Festival

Today, we are chatting with friend of the pod and American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer, James Whiteside, from the 2021 Vail Dance Festival. James tells us all about his new (self-proclaimed) “almost-memoir” that just hit bookshelves called Center Center. We hear about how long he has dreamt of writing a book, how the idea came Read More

Justin Peck and Robbie Fairchild - Conversations on Dance - Vail Dance Festival

(246) Justin Peck and Robbie Fairchild, LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival

Today we are sharing with you our final LIVE event recording from the 2021 Vail Dance Festival. In this episode, we are joined by New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer, Justin Peck, and dancer and actor, Robbie Fairchild. These two have been friends since they were students at the School of American Ballet, working together Read More

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance - Conversations on Dance - Vail Dance Festival

(244) Cleo Parker Robinson, LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival

LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival, we are joined by choreographer, Cleo Parker Robinson. Cleo is the found of Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. She gives us background on her career, coming, and her choreography. She also tells us about the work that she created for the 2021 Vail Dance Festival. This episode was recorded LIVE 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

Cameron Grant - Pianist - Conversations on Dance - Vail Dance Festival

(242) Cameron Grant, Pianist, 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 pianist, Cameron Grant. Cameron has played for the ballet for nearly 40 years, and shares with us some of his wealth of experiences and stories. This episode was recorded LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival, This Read More

Jamar Roberts - Conversations on Dance - Vail Dance Festival

(241) Jamar Roberts, Resident Choreographer at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, LIVE from Vail Dance Festival

We are joined today by Jamar Roberts, dancer and Resident Choreographer at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival. We talk with Jamar about his origins in dance, his love for visual art, how he got into choreography, and about his world premiere coming to the Vail Dance Festival this year. Read More

Tiler Peck, Herman Cornejo - Conversations on Dance Podcast - Vail Dance Festival-tilerpeck-hermancornejo_cduggan_001_51359179261_o

(240) Tiler Peck and Herman Cornejo, LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival

We are joined today by Tiler Peck, principal dancer with New York City Ballet and Herman Cornejo, principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. The pair tell us about their partnership here at the festival and Justin Peck’s newest work. This episode was recorded LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival, This episode was recorded on August Read More