Mira Nadon - Conversations on Dance

(294) Mira Nadon, Soloist with New York City Ballet

Today we are joined by New York City Ballet soloist Mira Nadon. Mira last joined us on the podcast in April 2020, episode 180, where we talked about her training, early career and the early days of the pandemic. For her second appearance, we catch up with Mira about navigating the year and a half Read More

Composers and Choreographers - Conversations on Dance - Conductor Ming Luke

(287) Composers & Choreographers with Ming Luke, Principal Guest Conductor for the San Francisco Ballet

Today we are happy to welcome back Principal Guest Conductor for the San Francisco Ballet, Ming Luke. We had a fascinating conversation with Ming back in September 2020 in episode 203, where we dive into his background and career as a conductor. Ming has a wealth of knowledge in music and dance history, as he Read More

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(286) BONUS: Michael and Rebecca spring dance roundup

It’s just Michael and Rebecca in this bonus episode, where we chat about the great dance performances we have seen over the past few months, including Royal Danish Ballet, Miami City Ballet, New York City Ballet, Ragamala, Karole Armitage’s Armitage Gone Dance!, and more! Support COD: conversationsondancepod.com/support SPONSORS: Conversations on Dance at the Vail Dance Read More

George Balanchine, Patricia Neary and Colleen Neary. Photo courtesy of Colleen Neary. - Conversations on Dance

(268) Colleen Neary, Artistic Director of Los Angeles Ballet

Today we have the pleasure of being joined by Colleen Neary, Artistic Director of Los Angeles Ballet. Born in Miami, Florida, Neary trained in New York at both the School of American Ballet and Harkness House for Ballet Arts. From 1969 to 1979, she danced as a soloist with New York City Ballet under the Read More

Megan Fairchild - Conversations on Dance

(267) Megan Fairchild, principal dancer with New York City Ballet

Today we are joined by New York City Ballet principal dancer, Megan Fairchild. Megan was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and began her dance training at the age of four. She went on to train at Ballet West Conservatory, where she was also a Ballet West trainee. In 2000, Megan continued training at the Read More

Robert La Fosse - Conversations on Dance

(266) Robert La Fosse, former principal dancer with ABT and NYCB

Today we are joined by educator, repetiteur, and former principal dancer with American Ballet Theater and New York City Ballet, Robert La Fosse. Robert was born in Beaumont, Texas. He moved to New York City to further his dance education with David Howard at Harkness House and Stanley Williams at The School of American 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

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

Russell Janzen - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(253) Russell Janzen, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer from Vail Dance Festival

Today we chat with New York City Ballet Principal Dancer, Russell Janzen, from the 2021 Vail Dance Festival. Russell was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and began his dance training at the age of six at The Rock School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He enrolled as a full-time student at the School of American Ballet in the winter 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