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(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

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(228) Final Bow For Yellowface’s Phil Chan and Georgina Pazcoguin

Photo by Erin Baiano. This week we welcome back Phil Chan and Georgina Pazcoguin, founders of the Final Bow For Yellowface. We first spoke with Gina in 2017 in episode 52 and with Phil in May of 2020 in episode 186. This dynamic duo shares with us some background on their organization and their advocacy Read More

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(207) COD’s Best of 2020

We are back! It’s been a minute, but unfortunately some work obligations took us away from the pod last month. Now, we are back and ready to get back to it! Today we catch up and go through our Conversations on Dance Best of 2020. Brought to you by Yumiko (Yumiko.com.) “YUMIKO’s holiday collection, comprised Read More

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(198) Megan LeCrone, Soloist New York City Ballet

Today we are joined by Megan LeCrone, soloist with the New York City Ballet. Megan was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and at age 14, began studying with Melissa Hayden and Duncan Noble at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Megan entered the School of American Ballet full-time in the fall of 2001, and in Read More

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(188) Damien Johnson, Faculty Member at The Washington School of Ballet

This week we are joined by our friend, Damien Johnson, faculty member of the Washington School of Ballet. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Damien started dancing at 13, eventually going on to study at The Rock School and The School of American Ballet. As a professional dancer, Damien has been a member of American Repertory Ballet, Read More

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(173) Pam Tanowitz, Choreographer

This week we are happy to bring you our full conversation with celebrated Choreographer, Pam Tanowitz, from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival.  We spoke with Pam from a Live panel event at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center in episode 140 and we were thrilled to be able to get some time to speak with her more in depth Read More

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(166) Joseph Gordon, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer

This week we are joined from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival by Joseph Gordon, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer.  Joe was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and began his dance training at the age of five at The Phoenix Dance Academy. He began studying at the School of American Ballet during the 2006 summer course Read More

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(159) India Bradley, Dancer with New York City Ballet & BalletCollective

This week on COD, we are joined by New York City Ballet dancer India Bradley. With a history of dance in her family, India began her training in her home state of Michigan. After training at DTH and SAB, India was accepted into NYCB. After just one year in the company, she has proven to Read More

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(153) Yumiko Takeshima, Founder of Yumiko

This week we are joined by Yumiko Takeshima, founder of dance wear company, Yumiko.  Yumiko began dancing at the age of four in Sapporo Japan.  At the age of 14, she moved to San Francisco to study at San Francisco Ballet School.  Yumiko went on to dance with various companies, before ultimately ending up at Read More

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(144) Rebecca and Michael: Catching Up & Vail Dance Festival Preview

It’s just Rebecca and Michael this week on the pod.  We talk about looking forward to this year’s Vail Dance Festival, our 3 year anniversary, what Michael has been up to, and we answer your questions from social media. This episode is brought to you by Yumiko (yumiko.com.) The post (144) Rebecca and Michael: Catching Read More