Adji Cissoko - LINES Ballet - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(161) Adji Cissoko, Dancer With Alonzo King LINES Ballet

This week we are joined from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival by Adji Cissoko, dancer with Alonzo King LINES Ballet.  Adji grew up in Munich, Germany where she trained at Ballet Academy Munich. She attended the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre on full scholarship, before joining the National Ballet of Canada in 2010. In 2014, Read More

Roderick Phifer and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa - Conversations on Dance - Vail Dance Festival

(147) Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Roderick Phifer, on ‘The Little Prince’

Today we are bringing you a live podcast recording from the Vail Dance Festival on the Vail premiere of “The Little Prince.”  We are joined by choreographer, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and BalletX dancer who dances the title role in the peice, Roderick Phifer.  This episode was recorded on July 29th, 2019, one day before the Read More

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(131) Catherine Hurlin, American Ballet Theatre Soloist

This week on Conversations on Dance, we are joined from the Kennedy Center by American Ballet Theatre soloist, Catherine Hurlin.  Born in New York City, Catherine began her dance training at Scarsdale Ballet Studio and Westchester Dance Academy.  She was awarded the Hope Award at the 2007 Youth American Grand Prix New York City Finals, Read More

Herman Cornejo- Conversations on Dance - Photo by Erin Baiano

(129) Herman Cornejo, Principal with American Ballet Theatre

The Vail Dance Festival has announced their dates for their 2019 festival and to celebrate, we are diving into our archives from our time last year at the festival. Today we are joined by festival favorite, Herman Cornejo. Herman was born in Argentina and began his ballet studies at the age of eight. At the Read More

Glenn Allen Sims - Conversations on Dance - Photo by Andrew Eccles

(125) Glenn Allen Sims of Alvin Ailey LIVE from the Kennedy Center

This week on Conversations on Dance we are bringing you a live podcast we recorded yesterday, February 4th, 2019 at the Kennedy Center. The Kennedy Center has wonderful Ballet and Contemporary Dance Class Series that offer advanced high school students the unique opportunity to learn from dancers from the nationally and internationally recognized companies that tour to the Kennedy Read More

Frances Chung - Conversations on Dance - Photo by Zachariah Epperson

(121) Frances Chung, Principal with San Francisco Ballet

Today we are returning to our time at San Francisco Ballet last April for the company’s Unbound Festival.  This week we talk with Frances Chung, Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet. Frances was born in Vancouver, Canada and received her training at Goh Ballet Academy.   She joined San Francisco Ballet as a member of the corps de Read More

Roman Mejia - Conversations on Dance From Vail Dance Festival

(101) Roman Mejia LIVE From Vail Dance Festival

Roman Mejia is one of the newest members of the New York City Ballet, having burst onto the scene at the Vail Dance Festival fresh out of the School of American Ballet. In just his first year at the company, he’s garnered critical acclaim for numerous solo roles, and is quickly gathering momentum as a Read More

Merce Cunningham Centennial - The Vail Dance Festival - Conversations on Dance

Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: Merce Cunningham Centennial

Merce Cunningham is one of the greatest and most influential choreographers of the 20th century. In honor of the Merce Cunningham centennial, we were pleased to host Melissa Toogood, a dancer of his works and Abi Sebaly, a Cunningham scholar.  We discuss Merce’s work methods, collaborations with artists like John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg, broad influence in the Read More

Justin Peck and Caroline Shaw - Conversations on Dance

Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: Justin Peck and Caroline Shaw

Welcome to our first episode from the 2018 Vail Dance Festival.  For our first live event we spoke with Justin Peck and Caroline Shaw.  Justin Peck, one of the world’s most sought after and celebrated working ballet choreographers, and fresh off a Tony nomination for his work on the Broadway musical ‘Carousel’, will be premiering Read More

Michael Novak - Conversations on Dance

(99) Michael Novak, Artistic Director Designate of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation

This we we are delighted to welcome Michael Novak,  the Artistic Director Designate of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation. Raised in Rolling Meadows, IL, Michael began studying dance at age ten.  In 2001, he was offered a Presidential Scholarship to attend The University of the Arts in Philadelphia to pursue training in jazz and ballet. The following Read More