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(95) Mathilde Froustey, Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet

This week we are joined by Mathilde Froustey, Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet.  Mathilde started dancing at the age of 9 in the South of France before going on to study at the Paris Opera Ballet School in 1999.  In 2002 she joined The Paris Opera Ballet where she would dance numerous Principal roles Read More

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(94) Katita Waldo, Ballet Master with San Francisco Ballet

This week we are joined by Katita Waldo, Ballet Master with San Francisco Ballet. Katita trained at San Francisco Ballet School, prior to joining the company in 1988 and becoming a Principal dancer in 1994.  She  performed Principal roles in a diverse repertory of works by acclaimed choreographers including George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Lar Lubovitch, Read More

Sara Mearns and Jodi Melnick, Works & Process at the Guggenheim

(92) Sara Mearns and Jodi Melnick at the Guggenheim

This week we bring you an episode we recorded at New York City’s Guggenheim museum in January.  We wanted to catch up with New York City Ballet Principal Dancer, Sara Mearns, and Jodi Melnick, contemporary choreographer to hear about their Works and Process at the Guggenheim that they were putting together.  We chatted with the Read More

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(90) Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, LIVE from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival

Welcome to another live podcast from San Francisco Ballet.  In this episode we are joined by festival choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.  This episode is a recording of a live “Meet the Artist” event that took place  before a performance of the Unbound festival on April 22nd.  For more live content like this from other San Francisco 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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BONUS: Dores André from SFB’s Unbound Festival

Today we are bringing you the first of a series of podcasts recorded live in San Francisco. San Francisco Ballet is kicking off its ‘Unbound’ Festival tonight, an event that will span 17 days and feature the world premieres of 12 choreographers. Our first guest is Dores Andre, a principal dancer here with the company, Read More

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(59) Susan Pilarre, Esteemed Teacher at the School of American Ballet

This week we are joined by Susan Pilarre, esteemed teacher at the School of American Ballet, repetiteur for the Balanchine Trust, and former New York City Ballet soloist. Suzy, as her students, friends and family call her, joined the New York City Ballet under George Balanchine’s direction at the age of 15. She spent 16 years Read More

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(52) Georgina Pazcoguin, Soloist with New York City Ballet & Broadway Dancer

As part of our New York Tour, we went to the apartment of Georgina Pazcoguin, Soloist with the New York City Ballet.  Georgina grew up in a large family in Pennsylvania.  In 2001 she attended the School of American Ballet for the year, became an Apprentice in 2002, and a corps member the following year.  Read More

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(50) Part II: Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer and Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director

Welcome to our second installment with Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer and founding Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet.  Edward was hired into the New York City Ballet by George Balanchine in 1957 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 1970.  Balanchine created many famous roles on Edward including Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Rubies section of Jewels, Tarentella, Read More