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(119) Juliet Doherty, LIVE from Yumiko’s New York Flagship Boutique

12/11/2018
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This episode was recorded live on Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at the Yumiko New York Flagship Boutique. We sit down with dancer and actress, Juliet Doherty. Juliet comes from a family of dancers, spending her entire childhood in the studio. Always active in musical theater, Juliet toured the world playing the coveted role of Clara alongside […] The post (119) Juliet Doherty, LIVE from Yumiko’s New York Flagship Boutique appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:34:31

(118) Cameron Grant, New York City Ballet Pianist

12/3/2018
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This week on Conversations On Dance we are joined by one of the ballet world’s most celebrated pianists, Cameron Grant. Cameron joined the New York City Ballet in 1984, where he was appointed pianist of the New York City Ballet orchestra four years later. He has played nearly every major piano ballet in the repertoire, […] The post (118) Cameron Grant, New York City Ballet Pianist appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:35:03

(117) Eric Trope of Miami City Ballet on a dancer’s mental health

11/26/2018
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This week on Conversations On Dance, we are joined by Miami City Ballet dancer Eric Trope. While so much attention is understandably given to the physical health of dancers, Eric has been an outspoken advocate for supporting the mental health of dancers to the same extent. In this episode, we cover the difficulty of performing […] The post (117) Eric Trope of Miami City Ballet on a dancer’s mental health appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:42:49

(116) Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet

11/19/2018
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Today we are joined by Miami City Ballet Artistic Director, Lourdes Lopez, and our former boss. Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Miami, Lopez began taking ballet lessons at the age of five and continued her training full time at the School of American Ballet when she was 14. George Balanchine chose her to […] The post (116) Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:01:16:23

(115) Harper Watters, Houston Ballet Soloist

11/12/2018
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This week on Conversations On Dance, we spoke with Houston Ballet soloist Harper Watters. Though Harper’s talents led to prominent roles with the Houston Ballet and two promotions, he gained attention both within the dance community and in pop culture at large, in viral videos of himself dancing in towering pink heels. We talk to […] The post (115) Harper Watters, Houston Ballet Soloist appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:35:39

(114) Arthur Pita, Choreographer

11/6/2018
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This week on Conversations On Dance, we are joined by choreographer Arthur Pita. Pita graduated with a master’s degree from London Contemporary Dance School, and has choreographed internationally in many different formats, including works for opera, musical theatre, plays and film. He has garnered attention for his imaginative and personal re-interpretations of classic narratives like Kafka’s ‘Metamorphosis’ […] The post (114) Arthur Pita, Choreographer appeared first on...

Duration:00:32:54

(113) Sasha De Sola, Principal San Francisco Ballet

10/29/2018
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This week we are joined by San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer, Sasha De Sola. Born in Winter Park, Florida, Sasha trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. on a full merit scholarship. In 2004, Ms. De Sola received a scholarship for studies at the Paris Opera Ballet School. At the age of […] The post (113) Sasha De Sola, Principal San Francisco Ballet appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:38:18

BONUS: Natasha Sheehan, Dancer with San Francisco Ballet

10/26/2018
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In today’s bonus episode we are continuing our coverage of San Francisco Ballet at the Kennedy Center as they showcase 6 works from the company’s Unbound: a festival of new works. Today’s episode was recorded in April when we were in San Francisco as these works all premiered. We talk with new corps member, Natasha Sheehan […] The post BONUS: Natasha Sheehan, Dancer with San Francisco Ballet appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:24:05

(112) LIVE from the Kennedy Center: Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director of San Francisco Ballet

10/23/2018
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This week’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’ was recorded live at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Our guest is former New York City Ballet principal and Artistic Director of the San Francisco Ballet, Helgi Tomasson. The San Francisco Ballet is performing at the Kennedy Center this week, from October 23 – 28, 2018. They […] The post (112) LIVE from the Kennedy Center: Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director of San Francisco Ballet appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:01:05:21

(111) Sarah Van Patten, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer

10/15/2018
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This week we are joined by Sarah Van Patten, Principal with San Francisco Ballet. Sarah trained at Ballet Workshop of New England, and danced with Massachusetts Youth Ballet. In 2000 at age 15, she joined the Royal Danish Ballet as an apprentice where John Neumeier cast her as Juliet in his Romeo and Juliet. Soon after, […] The post (111) Sarah Van Patten, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:36:36

(110) Stella Abrera, Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre

10/8/2018
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This week on Conversations on Dance we are joined from the Vail Dance Festival by Stella Abrera, Principal with American Ballet Theatre. Stella began her training in her home town of Pasadena, California. Her family moved to Sydney, Australia where she spent three years studying the Royal Academy of Dancing (or RAD). After returning to […] The post (110) Stella Abrera, Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:50:43

(109) Daniel Applebaum, dancer with the New York City Ballet

10/1/2018
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This week on Conversations On Dance, we talk to Daniel Applebaum, dancer with the New York City Ballet. Daniel joined the company in 2005, and quickly became one of the most depended upon dancers, regularly dancing triple bills, morphing into varied choreographic styles, and keeping dozens of ballets ready to go in his mind and […] The post (109) Daniel Applebaum, dancer with the New York City Ballet appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:38:01

(108) Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, Choreographic Duo

9/24/2018
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This 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 discovered their choreographic compatibility and a similar willingness to explore the way abstraction and representation coincide in the body. Their works […] The post (108) Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, Choreographic Duo appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:35:38

BONUS: Alastair Macaulay on his departure from the New York Times

9/21/2018
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This week on ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are bringing you a special bonus episode, with one of of most frequent guests, Alastair Macaulay. Today, Alastair has announced his decision to step down from his post as chief dance critic of the New York Times. In his years writing for the Times, Alastair’s reviews became events unto […] The post BONUS: Alastair Macaulay on his departure from the New York Times appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:01:01:53

(107) Misa Kuranaga, Boston Ballet Principal

9/17/2018
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On 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, before additional training at the School of American Ballet. In 2003, she joined Boston Ballet, where was quickly handed major soloist […] The post (107) Misa Kuranaga, Boston Ballet Principal appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:28:30

(106) Isabella Boylston, ABT Principal, from Vail Dance Festival

9/10/2018
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On this week’s episode of Conversations On Dance, we are thrilled to be joined once again by American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston. We caught up with her at the Vail Dance Festival, where we talked about her most recent season at the Met with ABT, how her second year running the Ballet Sun Valley […] The post (106) Isabella Boylston, ABT Principal, from Vail Dance Festival appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:31:50

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

9/4/2018
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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 […] The post (105) Rebecca & Michael: Summer 2018 & NYCB Artistic Director Job Posting appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:45:38

(104) Margaret Tracey, Director of Boston Ballet School

8/27/2018
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Summer 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 School, Margaret Tracey. Margaret had an illustrious 16 year career as a principal at the New York City Ballet, dancing a […] The post (104) Margaret Tracey, Director of Boston Ballet School appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:01:13:38

(103) Suzanne Fisher, Dietitian For Dancers

8/20/2018
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The dance world has a complicated relationship with food. Plagued with pervasive body dysmorphia, our culture is often riddled with myths and negativity regarding our diets. We spoke with dietitian Suzanne Fisher about the dance world’s unique problems with diet and what can be done to overcome them and maintain a healthy relationship with the […] The post (103) Suzanne Fisher, Dietitian For Dancers appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:24:51

(102) Devon Teuscher, principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre

8/13/2018
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On today’s episode of Conversations On Dance, we are joined by Devon Teuscher, principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. In 2006, after completing her training at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, Devon was invited to join ABT’s studio company. Consistent soloist work led to her first promotion in 2014, and following a triumphant turn as […] The post (102) Devon Teuscher, principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:47:34