Wes Chapman - Conversations on Dance - Photo courtesy of Suzanna Mars

(252) Wes Chapman, former Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Chairman of the Jury for the Universal Ballet Competition

On today’s episode of Conversations On Dance we speak with Wes Chapman, former American Ballet Theatre principal, former director of Alabama Ballet, and sought after teacher and coach. Wes tells us about his illustrious career performing on the Met stage with ABT, how he came to direct Alabama Ballet, and how he now shepherds young Read More

Austin Hartel - Oklahoma International Dance Festival - Conversations on Dance

(190) Austin Hartel, Oklahoma International Dance Festival Artistic Director

Today we speak with Austin Hartel, Oklahoma International Dance Festival Artistic Director. Austin was a soloist and co-choreographer with Pilobolus Dance Theater, making appearances worldwide and on television. After his dance career, he joined the faculty of University of Oklahoma’s School of Dance where he has coordinated the Modern Dance Program for nearly 20 years. Read More

Suzanne Fisher - Dietitian

(103) Suzanne Fisher, Dietitian For Dancers

The dance world has a complicated relationship with food. Plagued with pervasive body dysmorphia, our culture is often riddled with myths and negativity regarding our diets. We spoke with dietitian Suzanne Fisher about the dance world’s unique problems with diet and what can be done to overcome them and maintain a healthy relationship with the Read More

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BONUS: San Francisco Ballet Dancers Ep. 2

Welcome to our final bonus episode from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound festival.  Just as with last episode, today we will be talking with 3 different dancers in the company about what ultimately led them to SFB and about their experience at the Unbound festival.  These episodes were recorded in the first few days of the Read More

San Francisco Ballet dancers in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's 'Guernica.'  Photo by Erik Tommason

(90) Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, LIVE from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival

Welcome to another live podcast from San Francisco Ballet.  In this episode we are joined by festival choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.  This episode is a recording of a live “Meet the Artist” event that took place  before a performance of the Unbound festival on April 22nd.  For more live content like this from other San Francisco Read More

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(28) Francis Veyette on Summer Intensive Auditions

Francis Veyette danced with Pennsylvania Ballet for 17 years, retiring in 2016. He performed a repertoire that ranged from the lead in Balanchine roles like ‘Square Dance’ and ‘Theme and Variations’, to Siegfried in ‘Swan Lake’, to many original works by resident choreographer Matthew Neenan. While still dancing with the company, Francis was asked to Read More