The Conversations on Dance podcast

(87) Dancers’ Negativity and Perspective Post-Retirement

It’s just Rebecca and Michael this week, together from New York City, as they return to discuss some of the feedback received after last week’s episode.  They also discuss a recent article on dancers’ and negativity (10:30), and how a dancer’s perspective on their career changes post retirement (16:29).  They return to their interview format Read More

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(75) Elizabeth Claire Walker, Los Angeles Ballet Soloist and Harvard Graduate

This week on the podcast we are tackling a subject that we find of immense interest to students and parents in our travels to schools across the country: does having a career in ballet mean forgoing college?  Our guest this week is a Harvard Graduate and an Los Angeles Ballet Soloist who shows that it’s Read More

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(43) Rebecca & Michael: A Dancer Dies Twice

This week Rebecca and Michael wanted to take an opportunity to discuss retirement from the stage.  On April 9th Michael performed for the last time on a Miami City Ballet stage, closing out a more than decade long career with the company.  Today Rebecca catches up with Michael to talk about how he made his Read More

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(35) Fabrice Calmels, Joffrey Ballet Principal Dancer

This week we are delighted to welcome Fabrice Camels, Joffrey Ballet Principal Dancer.  Fabrice was born in France and began dancing at the age of three.  He completed his ballet training at the Paris Opera Ballet school before venturing the the United States where he trained at the Rock School and danced with Pennsylvania Ballet. Read More

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(31) Lauren Fadeley, Miami City Ballet Soloist

This week we welcome Miami City Ballet soloist, Lauren Fadeley.  After completing a year of training at SAB, Lauren was asked by Peter Martins to join New York City Ballet at the age of 16.  After two years with the company, Lauren decided to pursue a higher education at Indiana University.  She danced throughout college Read More

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(23) PNB’s Doug Fullington, Examining The History Behind The Nutcracker

This week we are joined by Doug Fullington, assistant to the artistic director at Pacific Northwest Ballet and their education program’s manager. Mr. Fullington is a lauded dance historian, capable of reading Stepanov notation, a classical ballet notation system developed in Russia. He’s contributed to the reconstruction of many 19th century works, including ‘The Daughter Read More

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(16) Allison DeBona of Ballet West and Breaking Pointe

Allison DeBona, first soloist with Ballet West, first came on the national stage in 2012 as a star on the CW’s reality show, ‘Breaking Pointe.’  Allison chats with us about her journey to the world of professional ballet, how she built her brand, and how ballet is portrayed in the mainstream media. The post (16) Read More

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(15) James Whiteside, Principal at American Ballet Theater

Michael and Rebecca sit down with American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer James Whiteside for an inside look into his career, his work at ABT, and what inspires him. The post (15) James Whiteside, Principal at American Ballet Theater appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

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(11) Justin Peck: A Conversation with NYCB Resident Choreographer

Justin Peck joins Michael and Rebecca in Miami to discuss his choreography, his process, art, and other inspirations.  Join us as we explore the world of the hottest choreographic commodity in the ballet world. The post (11) Justin Peck: A Conversation with NYCB Resident Choreographer appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

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(10) Talking Injuries with Patricia and Jeanette Delgado

We are back for a second installment with Miami City Ballet Principals Patricia and Jeanette Delgado.  This week we discuss dealing with and preventing injuries. The post (10) Talking Injuries with Patricia and Jeanette Delgado appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.