Susan Jaffe - Artistic Director Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre - Conversations on Dance

(199) Susan Jaffe, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s New Artistic Director

Today we chat with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s newly appointed Artistic Director, Susan Jaffe. Susan was a Principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre for 22 years, appearing prominently in the international dance scene and frequently dancing with Mikhail Baryshnikov. She retired from the stage in 2002 at age 40 and went on to serve as an Read More

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(196) Calvin Royal III, Soloist with American Ballet Theatre

Today, on the Conversations on Dance podcast, we are sharing our chat with American Ballet Theatre Soloist, Calvin Royal III, that was recorded as a part of the 2020 Vail Dance Festival: Digital Edition. Through August 15th, you can watch our Zoom chat with Calvin on the Vail Dance Festival Facebook page or on their Read More

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(195) Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside – 2020 Vail Dance Festival

Today, on the Conversations on Dance podcast, we are sharing our chat with American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancers, Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside, that was recorded as a part of the 2020 Vail Dance Festival: Digital Edition. Through August 15th, you can watch our Zoom chat with James and Bella on the Vail Dance Festival Read More

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(193) Preview of 2020 Vail Dance Festival: Digital Edition with Damian Woetzel

Today we chat with Vail Dance Festival Artistic Director Damian Woetzel to get a preview of what is in store for their eight night digital festival, July 31 – August 7, 2020. Damian tells us what it was like to have to decide to cancel the in person festival and move to a digital format, Read More

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(154) Christine Shevchenko, Principal with American Ballet Theatre

This week we are joined by Christine Shevchenko, Principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre.  Christine was born in Ukraine, where she was chosen to train in rhythmic gymnastics and ballet at an Olympic school.  At eight years of age, she moved with her family to the United States where she trained for nine years at Pennsylvania Read More

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BONUS: Choreographer Pam Tanowitz from Vail Dance Festival

Today we sit down with choreographer Pam Tanowitz from the Vail Dance Festival.  We spoke with Pam from a Live event at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center in episode 140 and today we get to chat with her about her new creation for Vail.  This is a small excerpt of a longer conversation on her work Read More

Herman Cornejo in DUMBO

BONUS: Herman Cornejo of ABT From Vail Dance Festival

American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer, Herman Cornejo, sits down with us from the Vail Dance Festival.  We talk about his year of dance since we last saw him in Vail, his 20th anniversary with ABT, and about what he is dancing this year at the festival.  You will want to listen to the end where he Read More

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(146) James Whiteside LIVE From Vail Dance Festival

Today we are bringing you a live podcast recording from the Vail Dance Festival with American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer, James Whiteside.  This episode was recorded on July 27th, the morning before the premier of his newest work, “New American Dream.”  Unfortunately, we did come up against some technical difficulties, so we are sharing this episode Read More

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(136) Jennifer Garner

Today we have the pleasure of welcoming Actress, Golden Globe Award Winner, and bunhead, Jennifer Garner to the Conversations on Dance podcast.  While she doesn’t need an introduction, what you might be fascinated to learn, like we were, is that her love for ballet runs deep and started at a young age.  As a girl, Read More

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(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