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, VA and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She joined the Martha Graham Dance Company just two months after graduating from The Juilliard School in May 2015. Since then, she has performed numerous 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

Megan LeCrone - Soloist with New York City Ballet - Conversations on Dance podcast

(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

Lake Tahoe Dance Festival - July 22-24

(192) Christin Hanna, Lake Tahoe Dance Festival Artistic Director

While all performing arts organizations are shifting their content to a digital format, so are we. Today’s episode is meant to act like a pre-performance talk for the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, which is presented by the Lake Tahoe Dance Collective. We chat with Artistic Director Christin Hanna about their digital festival which will be Read More

Jovani Furlan - Conversations on Dance

(179) Jovani Furlan, Soloist New York City Ballet

This week we are joined by our friend, Jovani Furlan, soloist with New York City Ballet. Born in Joinville, Brazil, Jovani started dancing at the age of 11 at The Bolshoi Theater School in Brazil. In 2010 he participated in the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, and was offered a full scholarship to attend Read More

Pam Tanowitz, by Photo: George Etheredge - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(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

Kate Penner - Conversations on Dance

(172) Kate Penner, on Ballet’s Race Problem

This week we are joined by our friend, Kate Penner. Kate received her early dance training from Arlington Center for Dance, now BalletNova, in Arlington, VA and participated in the Kennedy Center’s Dance Theatre of Harlem Residency Program and Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell.  She attended and graduated from Harvard University, where she worked with Heather Watts and Damian Woetzel, performing ballets such as George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, Serenade, and Who Cares?  Upon graduating, Kate Read More

Stephanie Miller - St. Mary's College's LEAP Program - Conversations on Dance

(170) Stephanie Miller, Associate Director, St. Mary’s College’s LEAP Program

This week we are continuing our higher education series on Conversations on Dance by introducing you to an incredibly unique program.  Today we chat with Stephanie Miller, the Associate Director at St. Mary’s College’s LEAP Program.  Stephanie began dancing at the age of three, and received her BA in Dance from Saint Mary’s College, as well Read More

Michael Sean Breeden and Rachel Quiner in The Nutcracker - Conversations on Dance Podcast

BONUS: Rebecca and Michael: Nutcracker Gigs, Part Deux

Last week, in episode 168, we talked about Michael’s coming out of retirement for Nutcracker guesting. Unfortunately due to scheduling, this episode was cut short, so in a BONUS episode this week, we are finishing that chat, and taking a few detours along the way! This episode is brought to you by Yumiko (yumiko.com) and Read More