Vail Dance Festival - Conversations on Dance

(236) Rebecca and Michael catch up

We have been off this month, but on Thursday we head to Vail for the Vail Dance Festival. So we hopped on our last zoom before we are back together in person recording episodes and live podcast recordings at the festival, just for a check in. Links: Tickets for live events July 30 – August Read More

April Daly - Joffrey Ballet - Conversations on Dance

(234) Joffrey Ballet’s Company Artist Partner Program with April Daly and Annie Lyonswright

As we all know, over the past year businesses and organizations have had to get creative in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Arts organizations are no exception. Today we get to hear about how Joffrey Ballet found a unique way to get their dancers involved in the company’s day-to-day operations. We speak with Joffrey Read More

Jose Sebastian - Photo by Marty Sohl - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(233) Jose Sebastian, dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Director of ABT Incubator

This week we are joined by Jose Sebastian, dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Director of ABT Incubator. Jose, a native of New York City, started his dance training at age 8 with the School of American Ballet and continued training there for nearly 10 years. He joined ABT Studio Company in 2006 and American Ballet Read More

Rebecca King Ferraro and Michael Sean Breeden - Conversations on Dance

(219) Rebecca and Michael, a check in

It’s just Rebecca and Michael this week on the pod. We do a check in on what we have been up to (Michael got the vaccine!), we take a couple detours, then share a few books we are looking forward to getting our hands on. Thank you to Yumiko for their continued support of the Read More

Kurt Froman - Conversations on Dance

(216) Kurt Froman, Celebrity Ballet Coach and Former NYCB Dancer

This week we are joined by celebrity ballet coach and former NYCB dancer, Kurt Froman. Kurt danced senior corps de ballet and soloist parts for over seven years at the New York City Ballet before venturing off to Broadway when he was cast in the leading role of James in the Twyla Tharp/Billy Joel show, Movin’ Read More

Andreas Heise - Conversations on Dance

(209) Andreas Heise, Choreographer

Today we are joined by choreographer Andreas Heise. Born in Germany, Andreas began his formal ballet training at the age of 16. In 1998, he joined his first company, Leipziger Ballett, and in 2003, he joined the Norwegian National Ballet in Oslo where he performed many leading roles. In 2006 Andreas started to choreograph regularly Read More

Troy Schumacher - The Nutcracker at Wethersfield - Conversations on Dance

(208) Troy Schumacher on BalletCollective’s ‘The Nutcracker at Wethersfield’

Today we sit down with BalletCollective’s Artistic Director, Troy Schumacher. Troy first came on the podcast in episode 17, back in 2016, where we chat with him about his career at New York City Ballet, his choreography, and his company, BalletCollective. Today, Troy returns to the pod to tell us about his current project, ‘The Read More

Leslie Andrea Williams - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(206) Leslie Andrea Williams, chorus dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company

Today we are joined by Leslie Andrea Williams, chorus dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company. Leslie was born in Newport News, Virginia and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She received her BFA from The Juilliard School. Ms Williams has danced in the Martha Graham Dance Company for six seasons. She performs numerous featured Read More

Alastair Macaulay- Conversations on Dance Podcast

(201) Alastair Macaulay

Today we check in with listener favorite, Alastair Macaulay. We last spoke with Alastair in 2018 as he was preparing to step down from his post as chief dance critic at the New York Times. We catch up on what he has been working on over the past couple of years, including his research for Read More

Conversations on Dance Podcast - 200th Episode

(200) Rebecca and Michael: Our 200th Episode

It’s our 200th episode of Conversations on Dance! To celebrate, Rebecca and Michael get together to chat about the beginnings of COD, some favorite memories, and catch up on what they have been up to recently. If you would like to give to the Miami City Ballet dancer relief fund, you can do so here: Read More