Quarantine Guide for Ballet Dancers and Fans in the face of Coronavirus Pandemic - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(177) Rebecca and Michael: Quarantine Guide for Ballet Dancers and Fans

Today, Rebecca and Michael connect via Skype from quarantine. We discuss some options of ballet related content to consume while the world is social distancing during the Coronavirus Pandemic. We list some online class options, resources for dancers who are out of work, and our favorite dance related books, movies, and much more. This list Read More

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(176) Veyette Virtual Ballet School is exactly what you need right now

In light of the impact that the Coronavirus is having on the arts community, not to mention the world, we are shining some light on one of the ways that you can stay in shape during these times of social distancing. Today we are talking with friends of the pod, Francis Veyette and Lauren Fadeley Read More

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(175) Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director

This week we bring you our final episode from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival! Today we speak with Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director. Gil began his dance career with the Atlanta Ballet and he joined American Ballet Theatre in 1982. In 1991 he was promoted to Principal Dancer and danced with the company for Read More

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(170) Stephanie Miller, Associate Director, St. Mary’s College’s LEAP Program

This week we are continuing our higher education series on Conversations on Dance by introducing you to an incredibly unique program.  Today we chat with Stephanie Miller, the Associate Director at St. Mary’s College’s LEAP Program.  Stephanie began dancing at the age of three, and received her BA in Dance from Saint Mary’s College, as well Read More

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(166) Joseph Gordon, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer

This week we are joined from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival by Joseph Gordon, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer.  Joe was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and began his dance training at the age of five at The Phoenix Dance Academy. He began studying at the School of American Ballet during the 2006 summer course Read More

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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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(155) Rebecca & Michael Respond to COD Listener Survey

This week it’s just Rebecca and Michael.  We sit down to go through the responses from our listener survey.  We talk about some of the statistics that came to light from our questionnaire, go through some of the guest requests, talk about the ins and outs of creating the podcast, and go through your feed Read More

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(153) Yumiko Takeshima, Founder of Yumiko

This week we are joined by Yumiko Takeshima, founder of dance wear company, Yumiko.  Yumiko began dancing at the age of four in Sapporo Japan.  At the age of 14, she moved to San Francisco to study at San Francisco Ballet School.  Yumiko went on to dance with various companies, before ultimately ending up at Read More

Prince George studying ballet - Conversations on Dance - Reaction to Lara Spencer of Good Morning America

(152) Boys Dance – Our Reaction to Lara Spencer and GMA

It’s just Rebecca and Michael this week, breaking down everything that happened surrounding Lara Spencer’s comments on Prince George studying ballet on Good Morning America.  We are guessing that this story may have made it on your radar over the past few days, but we are here to break down the dance community’s reaction, why Read More

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(150) Lil Buck LIVE From Vail Dance Festival

Today we are bringing you a live podcast recording from the Vail Dance Festival with Jookin superstar, Lil Buck.   Charles “Lil Buck” Riley is an dancer, actor and model from Memphis, Tennessee who specializes in a style of street dance called jookin. He gained popularity after director Spike Jonze used his cell phone to Read More