Mira Nadon - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(180) Mira Nadon, New York City Ballet Corps de Ballet dancer

This week we are joined by Mira Nadon, New York City Ballet Corps de Ballet dancer. Mira began her ballet training at the age of six at the Inland Pacific Ballet Academy in Montclair, California. She attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet (SAB), in 2014 and 2015, before entering SAB full-time for Read More

Stephanie Miller - St. Mary's College's LEAP Program - Conversations on Dance

(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

Carla Körbes of Indiana University - Conversations on Dance

(169) Carla Körbes, Associate Professor of Music in Ballet at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Welcome to the Conversations on Dance higher education series.  Over the next few weeks, we will be talking with individuals from different college  dance programs across the country.  This week we are joined by Carla Körbes, former Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer and Associate Professor of Music in ballet at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  Carla was Read More

Edwaard Liang - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(130) Edwaard Liang, Artistic Director of BalletMet

This week on ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by in-demand choreographer and artistic director of BalletMet, Edwaard Liang. Liang danced for the New York City Ballet, where he rose to the rank of soloist. He later joined the Netherlands Dance Theatre, and performed in the broadway show ‘Fosse’. These influences have shaped his choregraphic Read More

Patricia Delgado and Jared Angle - Conversations on Dance - Photo by Erin Baiano

(124) Patricia Delgado and Jared Angle

This week we head back into our vault from our time at the Vail Dance Festival last summer.  Today we speak with former Miami City Ballet Principal dancer, Patricia Delgado, and New York City Ballet Principal, Jared Angle.  Even though they have never danced in the same company, many gigs have brought them to dance Read More

Alastair Macaulay on Marius Petipa - Conversations on dance

(120) Alastair Macaulay on Marius Petipa

This week on Conversations On Dance, we are joined by the chief dance critic of the New York Times, and one of our most frequent guests, Alastair Macaulay. Alastair, an expert on dance history, has previously guided us through histories of Balanchine’s classic ballet ‘Serenade’ and the work of Frederic Ashton. This week he delves Read More

Katita Waldo, San Francisco Ballet - Conversations on Dance Podcast

(94) Katita Waldo, Ballet Master with San Francisco Ballet

This week we are joined by Katita Waldo, Ballet Master with San Francisco Ballet. Katita trained at San Francisco Ballet School, prior to joining the company in 1988 and becoming a Principal dancer in 1994.  She  performed Principal roles in a diverse repertory of works by acclaimed choreographers including George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Lar Lubovitch, Read More

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

Elizabeth Claire Walker, Conversations on Dance

(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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(46) Rebecca and Michael, Live from Columbus

This week we are publishing our very first podcast that was recorded live with an audience.  This episode was recorded in March following our full day of master classes in Columbus, Ohio presented by Ballet in the City.  This particular “Conversation on Dance” is directed at the students in the room who we had just Read More