Michael & Rebecca on our 2022 listener survey - Conversations on Dance

(282) Michael & Rebecca on our 2022 listener survey

It’s just Michael and Rebecca this week as we come together for a catch up, plus we go through responses to our 2022 listener survey. Thank you to everyone who participated! Your feedback was very valuable and will help us plan our content moving forward. This past weekend we were together in Miami to see Read More

Cathy Marston - Conversations on Dance

(281) Cathy Marston, Choreographer and incoming Artistic Director of Ballett Zürich

Today we are joined by choreographer Cathy Marston. Cathy began choreographing while still at the Royal Ballet School, ultimately leaving life as a professional dancer to pursue choreography full time. She has carved out a unique identity for herself as a choreographer who dives head first into creating full length narrative works based on beloved literary Read More

Houston Ballet's 'Sylvia' with Stanton Welch, Connor Walsh, and Karina González - Conversations on Dance

(273) Houston Ballet’s ‘Sylvia’ with Stanton Welch, Connor Walsh, and Karina González

Today we check in with Houston Ballet to hear about their upcoming performances of Stanton Welch’s ‘Sylvia.’ We are joined by Houston Ballet Artistic Director, Stanton Welch, and Principal dancers who will be performing the leads in the ballet, Connor Walsh and Karina González. We first spoke with Stanton Welch on the podcast in 2018 Read More

Figure Skating with Kate Penner - Conversations on Dance

(269) Olympic Figure Skating with Kate Penner

Today we are joined by our friend Kate Penner. Kate is figure skating super fan, so we decided to chat with her and have her to give us the run down on the sport to give us a better idea of what to be looking for during the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Throughout the discussion, we Read More

George Balanchine, Patricia Neary and Colleen Neary. Photo courtesy of Colleen Neary. - Conversations on Dance

(268) Colleen Neary, Artistic Director of Los Angeles Ballet

Today we have the pleasure of being joined by Colleen Neary, Artistic Director of Los Angeles Ballet. Born in Miami, Florida, Neary trained in New York at both the School of American Ballet and Harkness House for Ballet Arts. From 1969 to 1979, she danced as a soloist with New York City Ballet under the Read More

Kyle Abraham - Conversations on Dance

(262) Kyle Abraham, Choreographer and Artistic Director of A.I.M by Kyle Abraham

This week on ‘Conversations On Dance’ we are joined by award winning choreographer Kyle Abraham. Kyle’s choreographic talents garnered attention quickly in works he created for his company A.I.M, leading to a MacArthur Fellowship in 2013 and commissions from some of the most respected dance institutions in the world. We talk to Kyle about his Read More

Georgina Pazcoguin - Swan Dive - Conversations on Dance

(255) Georgina Pazcoguin on her new book ‘Swan Dive’

Today on Conversations on Dance, we are joined by friend of the pod and New York City Ballet Soloist, Georgina Pazcoguin. This summer, Georgina’s new book, “Swan Dive” was released, so we caught up with her between rehearsals and performances to chat. While she sat outside of the David H Koch Theater, she told us Read More

Nicole Mitchell Mommen and Brandon Stirling Baker - Conversations on Dance

(251) Nicole Mitchell Mommen, NYCB Assistant Stage Manager, and Brandon Stirling Baker, Lighting Director and Lighting Designer of Boston Ballet

On this episode of Conversations on Dance, recorded at the 2021 Vail Dance Festival, we give you an inside look at two roles that are essential to every dance and ballet performance. Today we are joined by NYCB Assistant Stage Manager, Nicole Mitchell Mommen, and Lighting Director and Lighting Designer of Boston Ballet, Brandon Stirling Read More

Cleveland Ballet - Gladisa Guadalupe and Marla Minadeo - Conversations on Dance

(250) Cleveland Ballet Artistic Director, Gladisa Guadalupe, and dancer, Marla Minadeo

Today we are joined by mother-daughter duo, Gladisa Guadalupe, and Marla Minadeo. Gladisa is the co-Founder and Artistic Director of the Cleveland Ballet and her daughter, Marla, is a dancer in the company. We talk with the pair about how they each were introduced to ballet, balancing their professional life with their family life, the Read More

Nel Shelby - Dance Videographer - Conversations on Dance

(249) Nel Shelby, Dance Videographer from Vail Dance Festival

On today’s episode of Conversations On Dance, we are joined by Nel Shelby, dance videographer and founder of Nel Shelby Productions. Nel tells us about her dance training and aspirations, falling in love with film and how she’s blended these two passions together to become one of the industry’s most in demand video producers. Nel Read More