Rebecca King Ferraro and Michael Sean Breeden of Conversations on Dance

(82) Michael and Rebecca on Retirement & Changes in the Ballet World

This week it is just Michael and Rebecca, taking some time to catch up.  Rebecca has a big announcement to make, we talk changes happening at New York City Ballet and what it means for ballet as a whole (30:10), and we discuss what is coming up for Conversations on Dance (44:07). This episode is Read More

Reid Bartelme and Jack Ferver on Conversations on Dance

(80) Reid Bartelme and Jack Ferver, hosts of ‘What’s Going on With Dance and Stuff’

This week we are joined by Reid Bartelme and Jack Ferver, hosts of the podcast “What’s Going on With Dance and Stuff.”  We have had Reid on the podcast before to discuss his work as a costume designer, so tune into episode 21. Today we get to know Jack a little more when he tells Read More

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(78) Renan Cerdeiro, MCB Principal, & Patricia Delgado, Former MCB Principal

Today we are joined by two of our close friends, former Miami City Ballet Principal Dancer, Patricia Delgado, and current MCB Principal, Renan Cerdeiro.  Patricia has been on our podcast quite a few times in the past, so to hear more from Pat, visit our past catalog of episodes.  Renan was born in Rio de Read More

Alastair Macaulay, Ashton and Balanchine: Parallel Lives with Alastair Macaulay

(77) Ashton and Balanchine: Parallel Lives with Alastair Macaulay

Today we have a wonderful bunhead episode in store, with one of our favorite guests, The Chief Dance Critic of the New York Times, Alastair Macaulay. Alastair and Michael are together in Michael’s New York City apartment, while I call in to join the conversation. Today we are focusing on two of the most important Read More

Sara Mearns and Amar Ramasar, New York City Ballet Principals - Conversations on Dance podcast

(76) Sara Mearns and Amar Ramasar, New York City Ballet Principals

Today we are bringing you another episode from Next Generation Ballet in Tampa.  We sit down with esteemed New York City Ballet Principals Sara Mearns and Amar Ramasar who were performing as guest artists for NGB’s “Nutcracker” this past December.   Sara has been on the pod before, so if you haven’t heard our interview Read More

Elizabeth Claire Walker, Conversations on Dance

(75) Elizabeth Claire Walker, Los Angeles Ballet Soloist and Harvard Graduate

This week on the podcast we are tackling a subject that we find of immense interest to students and parents in our travels to schools across the country: does having a career in ballet mean forgoing college?  Our guest this week is a Harvard Graduate and an Los Angeles Ballet Soloist who shows that it’s Read More

Ivonne Lemus Ballet mistress at Next Generation Ballet and former Soloist with National Ballet of Cuba

(73) Ivonne Lemus: Ballet Mistress at Next Generation Ballet & Former Soloist with National Ballet of Cuba

Today we talk with Ivonne Lemus: Ballet Mistress at Next Generation Ballet & Former Soloist with National Ballet of Cuba. We took a quick break over the holiday from our regularly scheduled programming, but while we were on our break, we went to Tampa to teach master classes, host a lecture, and record interviews with Read More

Conversations on Dance podcast on Balanchine's Jewels

(72) Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ with Bob Gottlieb: author, editor, and dance critic

  As our final episode of 2017, we are saluting this year’s biggest ballet celebration, 50 years of George Balanchine’s “Jewels.”  Today we take an in depth look at Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ with Bob Gottlieb: author, editor, and dance critic.  Bob has been editor-and-chief of Simon & Schuster, Alfred A. Knopf, and the New Yorker.   Read More

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(71) Calvin Royal III, American Ballet Theatre Soloist

This week we are going back into our vault from our time at the Vail Dance Festival this past summer, for another episode with a festival favorite.  Today we talk Calvin Royal III,  American Ballet Theatre Soloist.  Calvin started his formal ballet training at the age of 14 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  In April of 2006 Read More