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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

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(165) Charlotte Landreau, Dancer with Martha Graham Dance Company

This week we are joined from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival last summer by Charlotte Landreau, dancer with Martha Graham Dance Company.  A native of France, she trained first as a rhythmic gymnast, where she was the third in France.  With her sights set on the Olympics, an injury forced her career trajectory to shift.  She attended Read More

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(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

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(159) India Bradley, Dancer with New York City Ballet & BalletCollective

This week on COD, we are joined by New York City Ballet dancer India Bradley. With a history of dance in her family, India began her training in her home state of Michigan. After training at DTH and SAB, India was accepted into NYCB. After just one year in the company, she has proven to Read More

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(153) Yumiko Takeshima, Founder of Yumiko

This week we are joined by Yumiko Takeshima, founder of dance wear company, Yumiko.  Yumiko began dancing at the age of four in Sapporo Japan.  At the age of 14, she moved to San Francisco to study at San Francisco Ballet School.  Yumiko went on to dance with various companies, before ultimately ending up at Read More

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(150) Lil Buck LIVE From Vail Dance Festival

Today we are bringing you a live podcast recording from the Vail Dance Festival with Jookin superstar, Lil Buck.   Charles “Lil Buck” Riley is an dancer, actor and model from Memphis, Tennessee who specializes in a style of street dance called jookin. He gained popularity after director Spike Jonze used his cell phone to Read More

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(149) Damian Woetzel & Janet Eilber LIVE from Vail Dance Festival

Today we are bringing you a live podcast recording from the Vail Dance Festival with Festival Artistic Director Damian Woetzel and Janet Eilber, Martha Graham Dance Company Artistic Director.   The pair talks with us about the Graham legacy, their roles as artistic directors of their respective organizations, and what audiences can expect to see Read More

Tiler Peck - Conversations on Dance - From Vail Dance Festival

(148) Tiler Peck LIVE from Vail Dance Festival

Today we are bringing you a live podcast recording from the Vail Dance Festival with New York City Ballet Principal Tiler Peck. In her 11th year at the Vail Dance Festival, Tiler continues to explore her work as a choreographer with a revival of last year’s premiere ‘Lincoln Square’ and new premiere to Caroline Shaw’s ‘Thousandth Read More

Roman Mejia - Conversations on Dance

BONUS: Roman Mejia of NYCB from Vail Dance Festival

New York City Ballet up-and-coming corps member, Roman Mejia, sits down with us from the Vail Dance Festival.  We talk about his year of dance since we last saw him in Vail, working with Edward Villella, and on performing Alexei Ratmansky’s ‘Fandango’ here at Vail Dance Festival on August 2nd, 2019. This episode is brought to you Read More