Lauren Lovette - Conversations on Dance - The Vail Dance Festival

(151) Lauren Lovette LIVE From Vail Dance Festival

Today we are bringing you a live podcast recording from the Vail Dance Festival with New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Lauren Lovette.  We catch up on what she has been up to since we saw her last summer, talk about her choreography, and her position of Artist in Residence this year at the festival.  Read More

Roman Mejia - Conversations on Dance

BONUS: Roman Mejia of NYCB from Vail Dance Festival

New York City Ballet up-and-coming corps member, Roman Mejia, sits down with us from the Vail Dance Festival.  We talk about his year of dance since we last saw him in Vail, working with Edward Villella, and on performing Alexei Ratmansky’s ‘Fandango’ here at Vail Dance Festival on August 2nd, 2019. This episode is brought to you Read More

Christin Hanna and Constantine Baecher of the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival - Conversations on Dance

(143) Christin Hanna and Constantine Baecher of the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

This week we are joined by Christin Hanna and Constantine Baecher of the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival.  Christin and Constantine met twenty years ago as students at American Ballet Theater. Constantine’s career as both choreographer and dancer has led him to the Hamburg Ballet School, Royal Danish Ballet and Compagnie de Carolyn Carlson amongst others Read More

Miriam Miller - Conversations on Dance

(132) Miriam Miller, New York City Ballet Dancer

This week on Conversations on Dance, we are joined by New York City Ballet dancer, Miriam Miller from last summer’s Vail Dance Festival.  Miriam was born in Iowa City, Iowa, and began her dance training in 2001. She attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet (SAB) in 2011 and 2012, enrolling as a Read More

Catherine Hurlin - Conversations on Dance - by Gene Schiavone

(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

Skylar Brandt - The Conversations on Dance Podcast

(127) Skylar Brandt of American Ballet Theatre LIVE from the Kennedy Center

Today’s episode of Conversations on Dance was recorded at a live post-performance event at the Kennedy Center.  At the beginning of February, American Ballet Theatre brought Alexei Ratmansky’s “Harlequinade” to the Kennedy Center for a week of incredible performances. Following a Saturday matinee, we caught up with ABT soloist, Skylar Brandt, who had just danced the Read More

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(126) Rebecca & Michael: What to do if you didn’t get your contract renewed

It’s just Rebecca and Michael this week.  It’s that time of year when company contracts are going out, which means that dancers across the country may not be getting their contracts renewed for the 2019-2020 season.  We put together a handful of bullet points to help dancers navigate this tough time and discuss what to do 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

Madison Keesler on Conversations on Dance - Photo by Quinn B. Wharton

(123) Madison Keesler, dancer with San Francisco Ballet

This week on Conversations On Dance, we are joined by San Francisco Ballet dancer Madison Keesler. Madison began her professional career at age 17, and soon found herself learning some of the most coveted roles in the repertoire. In addition to her time in San Francisco, she has danced extensively in Europe with the English Read More

Marika Molnar - Conversations on Dance

(122) Marika Molnar, Director of Physical Therapy for New York City Ballet

This week on ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are by joined by Marika Molnar, founder and president of Westside Dance Physical Therapy. Marika is often called the godmother of dance medicine, and with good reason. After helping to rehabilitate George Balanchine after a knee surgery, she became the first full time physical therapist on staff at Read More