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(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

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(141) Monica Stephenson, Associate Head of School at The Washington School of Ballet SE Campus

This week we are joined by Monica Stephenson, Associate Head of School at The Washington School of Ballet SE Campus.  Monica is originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Professional Training Program at the Houston Ballet Academy. In 2002, she received her first Read More

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(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

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(98) Stanton Welch, Artistic Director Houston Ballet and Choreographer

This week on Conversations On Dance, our guest is Houston Ballet Artistic Director and acclaimed choreographer Stanton Welch. Born in Australia to two prominent ballet dancers, Welch expressed an interest in choreography almost immediately after beginning his dance training. Soon after joining the Australian Ballet as a dancer he received his first choreographic commission, and Read More

San Francisco Ballet in Trey McIntyre's Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem.© Erik Tomasson

BONUS: Choreographer Trey McIntyre from SFB’s Unbound Festival

This week on ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by esteemed choreographer Trey McIntyre, whose second work for the San Francisco Ballet recently premiered in the company’s Unbound Festival. Trey’s rise to prominence as a choreographer began when Ben Stevenson, then director of the Houston Ballet, created the position of choreographic apprentice for him. He Read More

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(58) Zoe Zien, Repetiteur and Former Miami City Ballet Dancer

This week we are joined by Zoe Zien, repetiteur and former Miami City Ballet dancer.  Zoe was born and raised in New York City and received her training from the School of American Ballet.  After graduating, Zoe joined the Miami City Ballet in 2003.  Zoe remained in the company until her retirement from the stage Read More