Matthew Neenan- Conversations on Dance

(81) Matthew Neenan, PA Ballet Choreographer in Residence & Co-founder of BalletX

This week we are presenting our final episode recorded from the Vail Dance Festival in August 2017.  Today we sit down with Matthew Neenan, PA Ballet Choreographer in Residence & Co-founder of BalletX.  Matthew began his dance training at the Boston Ballet School, later continuing his studies at the School of American Ballet.  From 1994-2007 Neenan 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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(71) Calvin Royal III, American Ballet Theatre Soloist

This week we are going back into our vault from our time at the Vail Dance Festival this past summer, for another episode with a festival favorite.  Today we talk Calvin Royal III,  American Ballet Theatre Soloist.  Calvin started his formal ballet training at the age of 14 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  In April of 2006 Read More

Lauren Lovette, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer

(70) Lauren Lovette, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer

This week we are heading into our vault from our time at the Vail Dance Festival this past summer, where we spoke with many of the festival’s amazing and talented artists.  Today we talk with Lauren Lovette, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer who was not only dancing at the festival, but also choreographing a new Read More

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(63) Retiring From the Stage with Patricia Delgado, Former Miami City Ballet Principal Dancer

This week we are joined Patricia Delgado, Former Miami City Ballet Principal Dancer.  Patricia was born and raised in Miami and joined MCB in 2000 at the age of 18.  For 17 years she danced in the majority of the company’s repertoire, moving quickly through the ranks.  This past April, Patricia retired from the stage Read More

Unity Phelan New York City Ballet Soloist

(61) Unity Phelan, New York City Ballet Soloist

This week we are joined by New York City Ballet soloist, Unity Phelan. Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Unity began her training at the age of 5 at the Princeton Ballet School. In 2008 and 2009 she attended the School of American Ballet for the summer, becoming a year-round student in the fall of 2009. Read More

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(60) Heather Watts, Balanchine Ballerina

This week we are joined by distinguished Balanchine ballerina, Heather Watts.  Immediately noticed for her stunning physicality and the individuality of her interpretations, Watts was one of the last ballerinas to inspire Balanchine, having roles created for her in ballets like ‘Walpurgisnacht’ and danced many of his existing masterpieces such as ‘Concerto Barocco,’ ‘Symphony in Read More

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(57) Jared Angle, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer

This week we are joined by Jared Angle, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer.  Jared was born in Altoona Pennsylvania and began dancing at the age of six.  In 1996, he moved to New York City to continue his training at the School of American Ballet.  The following year he received  the Rudolph Nureyev Scholarship Read More

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Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: LIVE with Damian Woetzel, Lil’ Buck, and Janet Eilber

Welcome to Conversations on Dance, our final bonus episode from the Vail Dance Festival with Damian Woetzel, Lil’ Buck, and Janet Eilber.  This episode is quite special because we have a guest host, Vail Dance Festival Artistic Director, Damian Woetzel.  After we had left, there was one final live event to give audiences an inside Read More

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(56) Ron “Prime Tyme” Myles, Jookin Dancer and Ambassador

This week we are joined by Ron “Prime Tyme” Myles: Jookin dancer and ambassador. Originally from Memphis, Ron is a dancer, choreographer, and an ambassador for his dance form called “Jookin.”   He is now based in Los Angeles, is a Bessie Award winner, and has appeared in numerous commercials including some for Pepsi and Read More