(302) DanceAspen’s Laurel Winton and Kaya Wolsey, LIVE from Vail Dance Festival

Vail Dance Festival is thrilled to welcome Dance Aspen in its inaugural season. Artistic Director Laurel Winton joins the ‘Conversations On Dance’ podcast in a discussion about Colorado’s newest dance company, and how dancers and director alike will seek to implement the company’s artistic goals and identity. Please note: ‘Conversations On Dance’ co-host, Rebecca King Read More

(300) Jodi Melnick, LIVE from the Vail Dance Festival

Choreographer Jodi Melnick has found international acclaim with her unique approach to the art form, encapsulating seemingly disparate moments of subtlety, nuance, recklessness and drama. The ‘Conversations On Dance’ podcast leads a discussion with Melnick about her artistic identity, creative process and her new work premiering at VDF this year, set to a commissioned score Read More

(295) Ephrat Asherie, Artistic Director of Ephrat Asherie Dance, coming to the Vail Dance Festival

On today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by Ephrat Asherie, Bessie Award winning b-girl and choreographer. We caught up with Ephrat on her artistic output since her first appearance on the podcast in January 2021, including her work for Guggenheim Works & Process, collaborating with the elders of the underground dance scene, and Read More

(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

(293) Ingrid Silva, Dance Theatre of Harlem Ballerina

On today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’ we are joined by Dance Theatre Of Harlem ballerina, Ingrid Silva. Ingrid has been breaking barriers and gaining industry wide attention since she first joined Dance Theatre Of Harlem for the company’s revival in 2013. We talk about her leap of faith in leaving her home country of Read More

(292) Vail Dance Festival 2022 Preview with Artistic Director, Damian Woetzel

Today we are joined by Vail Dance Festival’s Artistic Director, Damian Woetzel. While we have had Damian on the podcast many times, we ask him about his earliest memories in Vail as a dancer, we talk about some of his memories from over the years, and what to expect from this year’s festival coming to Read More

(290) Diana Byer, Founding Artistic Director of New York Theatre Ballet

Today on ‘Conversations On Dance’ we are joined by Diana Byer, founder and artistic director of New York Theatre Ballet. Diana has been at the helm of NYTB for over 4 decades, guiding the company to critical acclaim and providing a home for many nearly-lost works of master choreographers like Antony Tudor, Agnes DeMille and Read More

(288) Choreographer, Connor Walsh, and Composer, Quinn Mason, on Their New Collaboration For Houston Ballet

Today on ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by Houston Ballet principal dancer and choreographer Connor Walsh and composer and conductor Quinn Mason. Connor has joined us on the podcast previously to talk about his performing career, but sits down with us for the first time to discuss choreographing for the company. Quinn’s work as a composer Read More

(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

(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