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

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

(168) Rebecca and Michael: Nutcracker Gigs

Nutcracker may be over, but this week Rebecca and Michael sit down to catch up and discuss Michael’s Nutcracker gigs. Rebecca asks Michael about coming out of retirement for his return to the Nutcracker this past December. We chat about how he prepared, what the rehearsal process was like, and we get nostalgic over other Read More

Hope Boykin - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Conversations on Dance

(167) Hope Boykin, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Dancer

We are back from our break and want to wish everyone a happy new year!  We have a lot of exciting things coming up that we can’t wait to share with you.  Please subscribe to this podcast through your favorite podcast app to stay up to date on all our newest episodes. This week, for Read More

Erin Baiano - Dancer turned Photographer - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(162) Erin Baiano, Dancer Turned Photographer

This week on Conversations on Dance, we talk with dancer turned photographer, Erin Baiano from the Vail Dance Festival. If you follow Vail Dance Festival on social media, it is Erin’s beautiful photos that tell the story of the festival, from rehearsals to performances.  Erin grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and Read More

Connor Walsh - Houston Ballet - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(158) Connor Walsh, Houston Ballet Principal Dancer

Today we are joined by Houston Ballet Principal Dancer, Connor Walsh. Born in Fairfax, Virginia, Connor began his training at the age of seven under the direction of his mother Constance Walsh. He has trained at The Kirov Academy of Ballet, The Harid Conservatory, and Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy. In 2004, Walsh joined Houston Read More

Prince George studying ballet - Conversations on Dance - Reaction to Lara Spencer of Good Morning America

(152) Boys Dance – Our Reaction to Lara Spencer and GMA

It’s just Rebecca and Michael this week, breaking down everything that happened surrounding Lara Spencer’s comments on Prince George studying ballet on Good Morning America.  We are guessing that this story may have made it on your radar over the past few days, but we are here to break down the dance community’s reaction, why Read More

Herman Cornejo in DUMBO

BONUS: Herman Cornejo of ABT From Vail Dance Festival

American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer, Herman Cornejo, sits down with us from the Vail Dance Festival.  We talk about his year of dance since we last saw him in Vail, his 20th anniversary with ABT, and about what he is dancing this year at the festival.  You will want to listen to the end where he Read More

Christin Hanna and Constantine Baecher of the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival - Conversations on Dance

(143) Christin Hanna and Constantine Baecher of the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

This week we are joined by Christin Hanna and Constantine Baecher of the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival.  Christin and Constantine met twenty years ago as students at American Ballet Theater. Constantine’s career as both choreographer and dancer has led him to the Hamburg Ballet School, Royal Danish Ballet and Compagnie de Carolyn Carlson amongst others Read More

Jodie Gates - USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance - Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times

(137) Jodie Gates, Vice Dean and Director of USC’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Today we are joined by Jodie Gates, vice dean and director of the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.  Ms. Gates was a celebrated principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, and Pennsylvania Ballet, as well as a principal guest artist with several companies around the world. She was a muse for celebrated choreographer Robert Joffrey and Read More

Michael Langlois- Conversations on Dance

(135) Michael Langlois, Author and Former ABT Dancer

This week on Conversations on Dance, we are joined by Michael Langlois.  Michael  began studying ballet at the age of ten and once he started becoming more serious with his training, he went on to train at the North Carolina School of the Arts and the School of American Ballet in New York.  He was Read More