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Welcome to the Ballet and Beyond Podcast, where we interview current and former professionals, teachers, patrons, and more from the world of ballet and dance. You’ll get insight from top dancers and instructors in the industry, as well as local performers and educators, as they talk about their experiences in the business. In the Ballet and Beyond Podcast, we interview current and former professionals, teachers, patrons, and more from the world of ballet and dance. We hear from top dancers and instructors in the industry, as well as local educators and performers, about their experiences in the business.

Welcome to the Ballet and Beyond Podcast, where we interview current and former professionals, teachers, patrons, and more from the world of ballet and dance. You’ll get insight from top dancers and instructors in the industry, as well as local performers and educators, as they talk about their experiences in the business. In the Ballet and Beyond Podcast, we interview current and former professionals, teachers, patrons, and more from the world of ballet and dance. We hear from top dancers and instructors in the industry, as well as local educators and performers, about their experiences in the business.
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Welcome to the Ballet and Beyond Podcast, where we interview current and former professionals, teachers, patrons, and more from the world of ballet and dance. You’ll get insight from top dancers and instructors in the industry, as well as local performers and educators, as they talk about their experiences in the business. In the Ballet and Beyond Podcast, we interview current and former professionals, teachers, patrons, and more from the world of ballet and dance. We hear from top dancers and instructors in the industry, as well as local educators and performers, about their experiences in the business.

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Episodes

Tamako Miyazaki

9/9/2019
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Today we're joined by Washington Ballet principal Tamako Miyazaki. We discuss her transition from Japan to the U.S., what it was like for her to compete, and her experience in Washington Ballet. Tamako began her ballet training in Japan, before moving to the US, where she has won many awards and scholarships on the competition circuit, including first place in the Youth America Grand Prix finals in 2002. After dancing for two seasons with the Washington Ballet Studio Company, and then...

Duration:00:15:50

Annalise Bodamer

9/2/2019
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Today we chat with former Dayton Ballet principal Annalise Bodamer about her experience in professional life, how she got to where she is, and her current work as an artistic director. Annalise began dancing at six years old, later graduating from Goucher College with honors in dance performance and a minor in mathematics. She was a principal dancer with Boulder Ballet then with The Dayton Ballet (OH), performing in Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, various...

Duration:00:39:43

Brian Carey Chung

8/25/2019
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Today we talk to Brian Carey Chung about the changing culture of ballet. We hear about some of his experiences, both as a dancer and choreographer, and discuss some of the deeper themes of dance and art. Brian Carey Chung has been a company member with LINES Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Ballet Hispanico of NY, and Armitage Gone! Dance, where he was a principal dancer, rehearsal director and assistant choreographer to Karole Armitage. He has taught on the faculties of LINES...

Duration:00:44:07

Alex Basmagy

8/18/2019
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In this episode, we hear from ABT company member Alex Basmagy and talk about the path she took to get to ABT, the importance of character in ballet, and the role of the corps de ballet. After starting her training at the Academy of Dance Arts and later at Studio Maestro in New York, Alex joined JKO school in 2004. After graduating, Alex moved to Spain where she spent three years as an inaugural member of Corella Ballet Castilla y León in Segovia. In 2011, she returned to New York and joined...

Duration:00:29:53

Becca Voelpel

8/11/2019
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In this episode, we hear from former Washington Ballet soloist Becca Voelpel. She talks to us about her experience in the filming of "First Position" and what followed during her professional career. Becca trained at the Kirov Academy, as well as Maryland Youth Ballet, and was featured in the award-winning 2011 documentary First Position. After high school, Becca became a company member at Washington Ballet before pursuing higher education at Towson University. She currently resides in...

Duration:00:15:04

Katie Williams

7/27/2019
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In our opening episode, we hear from American Ballet Theatre soloist Katie Williams. We talk about her background, training techniques, experiences as a professional, and more. After starting her early training with the Hawaii State Ballet, Katie moved with her family to Maryland where she began training at the Ballet Royale Academy. She joined the JKO School at ABT in 2005, and she was brought into the company as an apprentice in December 2007. She was promoted to the corps in June 2008...

Duration:00:28:10