The Vail Dance Festival

The Conversations on Dance Podcast

has been a part of the Vail Dance Festival since 2017,  covering the dancing, talking with the artists, and conducting live events.

Nine live events coming in 2021 now live in our feed.

Episodes from Vail

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(108) Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, Choreographic Duo

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis week on ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by the choreographic team sweeping the modern dance world, Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener. The duo performed together at Merce Cunningham Dance company where they ...
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(107) Misa Kuranaga, Boston Ballet Principal

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn this week’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by Boston Ballet principal Misa Kuranaga. A native of Japan, Misa first came to dance professionally in America with the San Francisco Ballet, ...
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(104) Margaret Tracey, Director of Boston Ballet School

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSummer is almost over and many of our listeners are getting ready to head back to school. To help ease us into that transition, we sat down with the director of the Boston Ballet ...
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(100) Rebecca & Michael celebrate 100 episodes!

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis week it’s just Rebecca and Michael to celebrate our 100th episode.  We take the time to reflect on the past two years of Conversations on Dance by counting down our top 10 favorite ...
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(81) Matthew Neenan, PA Ballet Choreographer in Residence & Co-founder of BalletX

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis 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 ...
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(75) Elizabeth Claire Walker, Los Angeles Ballet Soloist and Harvard Graduate

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis 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 ...
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(71) Calvin Royal III, American Ballet Theatre Soloist

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis 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 ...
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(67) Live From the Kennedy Center: Damian Woetzel & Tiler Peck on Jerome Robbins

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWelcome to Live From the Kennedy Center: Damian Woetzel & Tiler Peck on Jerome Robbins. Two weeks ago we were in Washington, DC to cover a busy weekend of ballet at the Kennedy Center.  ...
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(61) Unity Phelan, New York City Ballet Soloist

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis 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 ...
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(60) Heather Watts, Balanchine Ballerina

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis 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 ...
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(54) Claudia Schreier, Choreographer on the Rise

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we are joined by  choreographer Claudia Schreier here at the Vail Dance Festival.  Claudia was Born in New York and  trained at the Ballet School of Stamford and received a B.A. in Sociology ...
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(53) We’re Back

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOur Conversations on Dance summer break is over, and we are back with lots of exciting news and new episodes coming soon.  On August 4th, we are headed to the Vail Dance Festival in ...
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(313) Choreographer Jodi Melnick, on Art Bath NYC

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’ we are joined by choreographer Jodi Melnick. (Listen to our most recent conversation with Jodi in episode 300). Jodi has been featured on the podcast several times ...
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(311) Stefanie Batten Bland, Founder of Company SBB, on ‘Embarqued: Stories of Soil’ at BAM

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we are joined by global artist, Stefanie Batten Bland, founder of Company SBB. Child of a jazz composer/producer father and writer mother, and raised in Soho, Stefanie was clearly destined for a future ...
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(188) Damien Johnson, Faculty Member at The Washington School of Ballet

Podcast: Play in new window | Download This week we are joined by our friend, Damien Johnson, faculty member of the Washington School of Ballet. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Damien started dancing at 13, eventually going on to study at ...
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(86) Misty Copeland’s Clap Back & Ballet’s Chance for a Turning Point

Podcast: Play in new window | Download It’s just Rebecca and Michael this week as they sit down to discuss some of the stories that have been making news recently.  We talk about Misty Copeland’s epic and graceful response to ...
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Conversations on Dance is a podcast hosted by former Miami City Ballet dancers Rebecca King Ferraro and Michael Sean Breeden.  Each week we talk with the dance world's best and brightest and bring their interviews directly to you.

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