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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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(133) Rebecca & Michael: Becoming a Repetiteur

This episode was recorded in February, when Rebecca & Michael were at the Kennedy Center to cover American Ballet Theatre’s tour to Washington, D.C.  We sit down to finally catch up on Michael’s experience setting a ballet for the very first time.  Michael spent about a month in Phoenix with the wonderful dancers of Ballet Arizona Read More

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(128) Rebecca & Michael: NYCB Directorship Announcement

Rebecca and Michael record an emergency podcast to discuss and react to the big news this week in the ballet world: the announcement of the appointment of Jonathan Stafford as artistic director and Wendy Whelan as associate artistic director of New York City Ballet.  Our sound quality isn’t our best, and for that we apologize, but we Read More

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(124) Patricia Delgado and Jared Angle

This week we head back into our vault from our time at the Vail Dance Festival last summer.  Today we speak with former Miami City Ballet Principal dancer, Patricia Delgado, and New York City Ballet Principal, Jared Angle.  Even though they have never danced in the same company, many gigs have brought them to dance Read More

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(109) Daniel Applebaum, Soloist with the New York City Ballet

This week on Conversations On Dance, we talk to Daniel Applebaum, dancer with the New York City Ballet. Daniel joined the company in 2005, and quickly became one of the most depended upon dancers, regularly dancing triple bills, morphing into  varied choreographic styles, and keeping dozens of ballets ready to go in his mind and Read More

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(106) Isabella Boylston, ABT Principal, from Vail Dance Festival

On this week’s episode of Conversations On Dance, we are thrilled to be joined once again by American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston. We caught up with her at the Vail Dance Festival, where we talked about her most recent season at the Met with ABT, how her second year running the Ballet Sun Valley Read More

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(105) Rebecca & Michael: Summer 2018 & NYCB Artistic Director Job Posting

This week, Rebecca & Michael sit down to discuss this past summer, what we are up to in the coming months, and to discuss the New York City Ballet Artistic Director job description.  Here is the New York Times article by Michael Cooper which we reference. We are thrilled to welcome Yumiko as our newest sponsor of Conversations on Read More

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BONUS: Alastair Macaulay from the Vail Dance Festival

We sit down in Vail to catch up with The New York Times Chief Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay and discuss the Vail Dance Festival.  We discuss what makes the festival so special, how it has evolved, dancers who he has watched flourish in Vail, and what makes him keep coming back for more.  (Note: This Read More

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(89) Justin Peck, LIVE from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival

This week we are with Justin Peck, LIVE from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival in a live “Meet The Artist” event before the opening night of San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival.  We talk about his career, his process, and about the concept behind his new ballet for SFB, “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.”  Stay tuned this week Read More

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(76) Sara Mearns and Amar Ramasar, New York City Ballet Principals

Today we are bringing you another episode from Next Generation Ballet in Tampa.  We sit down with esteemed New York City Ballet Principals Sara Mearns and Amar Ramasar who were performing as guest artists for NGB’s “Nutcracker” this past December.   Sara has been on the pod before, so if you haven’t heard our interview Read More