(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

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

(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

(166) Joseph Gordon, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer

This week we are joined from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival by Joseph Gordon, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer.  Joe was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and began his dance training at the age of five at The Phoenix Dance Academy. He began studying at the School of American Ballet during the 2006 summer course Read More

(164) Christopher Grant, New York City Ballet Dancer

This week we are joined from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival this past summer, by Christopher Grant, New York City Ballet dancer.  Christopher was born in Jamaica, Queens. He began his dance training at the School of American Ballet (SAB) in 2002.  In August 2015, he became an apprentice with NYCB and joined the Company as Read More

(115) Harper Watters, Houston Ballet Soloist

This week on Conversations On Dance, we spoke with Houston Ballet soloist Harper Watters. Though Harper’s talents led to prominent roles with the Houston Ballet and two promotions, he gained attention both within the dance community and in pop culture at large, in viral videos of himself dancing in towering pink heels. We talk to Read More

(47) Part I: Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer & Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director

This week we present our first episode recorded on our Conversations on Dance New York Tour sponsored by DanceWear Corner.  Today we start with the first of three installments with Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer & Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director.  Edward was hired into the New York City Ballet by George Balanchine in 1957 Read More

(42) Joaquin De Luz, Principal Dancer with The New York City Ballet

This week we are pleased to welcome, Joaquin De Luz, Principal Dancer with The New York City Ballet.  Joaquin was born in Spain and recieved his training at the Victor Ullate School of Ballet.  In August 1996 he came to the US and joined the Pennsylvania Ballet as a soloist and a year later he Read More