Monica Stephenson - Conversations on Dance

(270) Monica Stephenson, Miami City Ballet Director of Community Engagement

Today we are joined by our friend, Monica Stephenson, who just started work at a new post as Director of Community Engagement at Miami City Ballet. Monica is originally from North Carolina and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Professional Training Program at the Houston Ballet Read More

Best of 2021 - Conversations on Dance

(264) Best of 2021 with Evelyn Kocak

It’s our last episode of 2021 and we are looking back over the year with our friend, Evelyn Kocak. Thank you to all of our listeners and our partners for joining us for another year of COD! We will be back in 2022 with some exciting new episodes and thrilling guests. We love you all! Read More

Durante Verzola - Conversations on Dance

(259) Durante Verzola, Choreographer, at Works & Process at the Guggenheim

This week we are joined by choreographer, Durante Verzola. Durante began to hone his choreographic talents while training to become a dancer at the Miami City Ballet School. While still dancing professionally at Pennsylvania Ballet and Suzanne Farrell Ballet, the choreographic notices continued to pour in and he’s since created many works for Miami City Ballet, Read More

Georgina Pazcoguin - Swan Dive - Conversations on Dance

(255) Georgina Pazcoguin on her new book ‘Swan Dive’

Today on Conversations on Dance, we are joined by friend of the pod and New York City Ballet Soloist, Georgina Pazcoguin. This summer, Georgina’s new book, “Swan Dive” was released, so we caught up with her between rehearsals and performances to chat. While she sat outside of the David H Koch Theater, she told us Read More

Nicole Mitchell Mommen and Brandon Stirling Baker - Conversations on Dance

(251) Nicole Mitchell Mommen, NYCB Assistant Stage Manager, and Brandon Stirling Baker, Lighting Director and Lighting Designer of Boston Ballet

On this episode of Conversations on Dance, recorded at the 2021 Vail Dance Festival, we give you an inside look at two roles that are essential to every dance and ballet performance. Today we are joined by NYCB Assistant Stage Manager, Nicole Mitchell Mommen, and Lighting Director and Lighting Designer of Boston Ballet, Brandon Stirling Read More

Rebecca King Ferraro and Michael Sean Breeden - Conversations on Dance

(219) Rebecca and Michael, a check in

It’s just Rebecca and Michael this week on the pod. We do a check in on what we have been up to (Michael got the vaccine!), we take a couple detours, then share a few books we are looking forward to getting our hands on. Thank you to Yumiko for their continued support of the Read More

Craig Hall - Photo by Henry Leutwyler - Conversations on Dance

(218) Craig Hall, New York City Ballet Repertory Director

This week we are joined by Craig Hall, New York City Ballet Repertory Director. Craig was born in Maywood, Illinois. At age 14, he began studying at the Chicago Academy of the Arts and entered the School of American Ballet full time in the fall of 1997. In October 1999, Craig became an apprentice with Read More

Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg - Conversations on Dance

(205) Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg, Artistic Director of Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami & former Miami City Ballet Principal

This week we are joined by one of our former colleagues, Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg. Jennifer is a former Principal Dancer with the Miami City Ballet and is now the co-artistic director of Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami. Jennifer began her dance training in her hometown of Queens, New York, before going on to study at Read More

Gabe Stone Shayer - Conversations on Dance

(204) Gabe Stone Shayer, American Ballet Theatre Soloist

This week we talk with American Ballet Theatre’s newest soloist dancer, Gabe Stone Shayer. Gabe was born in Philadelphia, where he began his dance training. At 14, he began training full time at the Rock School for Dance Education, before going on to move to Russia to continue his studies at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Read More

Conversations on Dance Podcast - 200th Episode

(200) Rebecca and Michael: Our 200th Episode

It’s our 200th episode of Conversations on Dance! To celebrate, Rebecca and Michael get together to chat about the beginnings of COD, some favorite memories, and catch up on what they have been up to recently. If you would like to give to the Miami City Ballet dancer relief fund, you can do so here: Read More