Damien Johnson - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(188) Damien Johnson, Faculty Member at The Washington School of Ballet

This week we are joined by our friend, Damien Johnson, faculty member of the Washington School of Ballet. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Damien started dancing at 13, eventually going on to study at The Rock School and The School of American Ballet. As a professional dancer, Damien has been a member of American Repertory Ballet, Read More

Phil Chan - Conversations on Dance

(186) Phil Chan, co-founder of Final Bow for Yellowface

Today we are joined by Phil Chan, a co-founder of Final Bow for Yellowface. Phil is a graduate of Carleton College and an alumnus of the Ailey School and is now an arts administrator and educator. Phil was the founding General Manager of the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival, and was the General Manager for Read More

Gavin Larsen - Conversations on Dance

(185) Gavin Larsen on Teaching Online

This week we are continuing our conversation about teaching ballet classes online during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talk with Gavin Larsen, a former principal dancer with Oregon Ballet Theatre, now living in Asheville, NC, where she teaches and writes about dance. After training at the School of American Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, she Read More

Mikko Nissinen - Conversations on Dance

(183) Mikko Nissinen, Boston Ballet Artistic Director

This week, we are joined by Mikko Nissinen, Boston Ballet Artistic Director. Born in Helsinki, Mikko began his dance training at age ten with The Finnish National Ballet School, and launched his professional dance career at age 15 with The Finnish National Ballet.  He went on to continue his dance training at The Kirov Ballet Read More

Tricia Albertson - Miami City Ballet - Conversations on Dance

(181) Tricia Albertson, Principal with Miami City Ballet

This week we are joined by our friend, Tricia Albertson, Principal dancer with Miami City Ballet. Raised in Santa Cruz, CA, she began her ballet training at The Studio School of Classical Ballet. She attended summer programs at San Francisco Ballet School and the School of American Ballet (SAB) before joining SAB for the year-round Read More

Mira Nadon - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(180) Mira Nadon, New York City Ballet Corps de Ballet dancer

This week we are joined by Mira Nadon, New York City Ballet Corps de Ballet dancer. Mira began her ballet training at the age of six at the Inland Pacific Ballet Academy in Montclair, California. She attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet (SAB), in 2014 and 2015, before entering SAB full-time for Read More

Veyette Virtual Ballet School - Conversations on Dance - Photo by Ariel Rose

(176) Veyette Virtual Ballet School is exactly what you need right now

In light of the impact that the Coronavirus is having on the arts community, not to mention the world, we are shining some light on one of the ways that you can stay in shape during these times of social distancing. Today we are talking with friends of the pod, Francis Veyette and Lauren Fadeley Read More

Gil Boggs - Conversations on Dance

(175) Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director

This week we bring you our final episode from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival! Today we speak with Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director. Gil began his dance career with the Atlanta Ballet and he joined American Ballet Theatre in 1982. In 1991 he was promoted to Principal Dancer and danced with the company for Read More

Michael Montgomery on Conversations on Dance. Photo by RJ Muna/Alonzo King LINES Ballet

(174) Michael Montgomery, Alonzo King LINES Ballet

This week on Conversations on Dance, we are joined by Michael Montgomery, dancer with Alonzo King LINES Ballet from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival. Michael was born in Long Beach, CA, trained at the Orange County High School of the Arts and studied at the Alvin Ailey School in the Certificate program. In 2011 he 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