(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

(202) Janie Taylor, L.A. Dance Project Dancer & former NYCB Principal

Our guest today is Janie Taylor, a former principal ballerina with the New York City Ballet, present day dancer with LA Dance Project, repetiteur for the works of Benjamin Millepied, costume designer, and creator of the art newspaper Quarter Marks. At the New York City Ballet, Janie amassed a broad rep that showcased the full depth Read More

(137) Jodie Gates, Vice Dean and Director of USC’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Today we are joined by Jodie Gates, vice dean and director of the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.  Ms. Gates was a celebrated principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, and Pennsylvania Ballet, as well as a principal guest artist with several companies around the world. She was a muse for celebrated choreographer Robert Joffrey and Read More

(133) Rebecca & Michael: Becoming a Repetiteur

This episode was recorded in February, when Rebecca & Michael were at the Kennedy Center to cover American Ballet Theatre’s tour to Washington, D.C.  We sit down to finally catch up on Michael’s experience setting a ballet for the very first time.  Michael spent about a month in Phoenix with the wonderful dancers of Ballet Arizona Read More

(105) Rebecca & Michael: Summer 2018 & NYCB Artistic Director Job Posting

This week, Rebecca & Michael sit down to discuss this past summer, what we are up to in the coming months, and to discuss the New York City Ballet Artistic Director job description.  Here is the New York Times article by Michael Cooper which we reference. We are thrilled to welcome Yumiko as our newest sponsor of Conversations on Read More

(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

(58) Zoe Zien, Repetiteur and Former Miami City Ballet Dancer

This week we are joined by Zoe Zien, repetiteur and former Miami City Ballet dancer.  Zoe was born and raised in New York City and received her training from the School of American Ballet.  After graduating, Zoe joined the Miami City Ballet in 2003.  Zoe remained in the company until her retirement from the stage Read More