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(145) Agnes De Mille’s ‘The Other’ at Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

7/8/2019
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This week we have the pleasure of diving into one of the works that will be presented this year at the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, Agnes De Mille’s ‘The Other.’ We speak with dancers Stephen Hanna (formerly of NYCB) and Abi Stafford (Principal at NYCB) who will be performing this work at the festival. We […] The post (145) Agnes De Mille’s ‘The Other’ at Lake Tahoe Dance Festival appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:32:20

(144) Rebecca and Michael: Catching Up & Vail Dance Festival Preview

7/2/2019
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It’s just Rebecca and Michael this week on the pod. We talk about looking forward to this year’s Vail Dance Festival, our 3 year anniversary, what Michael has been up to, and we answer your questions from social media. This episode is brought to you by Yumiko (yumiko.com.) The post (144) Rebecca and Michael: Catching Up & Vail Dance Festival Preview appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:22:29

(143) Christin Hanna and Constantine Baecher of the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

6/24/2019
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This week we are joined by Christin Hanna and Constantine Baecher of the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival. Christin and Constantine met twenty years ago as students at American Ballet Theater. Constantine’s career as both choreographer and dancer has led him to the Hamburg Ballet School, Royal Danish Ballet and Compagnie de Carolyn Carlson amongst others […] The post (143) Christin Hanna and Constantine Baecher of the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:54:33

(142) Tyler Angle, NYCB Principal & Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival Artistic Director

6/17/2019
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This week we are joined by Tyler Angle, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet and Artistic Director of the Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival. Tyler Angle was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and began his dance training at the age of nine at the Allegheny Ballet Company. He entered the School of American Ballet full-time in […] The post (142) Tyler Angle, NYCB Principal & Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival Artistic Director appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:47:27

(141) Monica Stephenson, Associate Head of School at The Washington School of Ballet SE Campus

6/10/2019
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This week we are joined by Monica Stephenson, Associate Head of School at The Washington School of Ballet SE Campus. Monica is originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Professional Training Program at the Houston Ballet Academy. In 2002, she received her first […] The post (141) Monica Stephenson, Associate Head of School at The Washington School of Ballet SE Campus appeared first on...

Duration:00:42:50

(140) LIVE from The Kennedy Center: Women Leading the Way in Ballet

6/3/2019
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Today’s episode was recorded live at The Kennedy Center on Saturday June 1, 2019 before the matinee performance of Miami City Ballet as a part of Ballet Across America. We were joined by Virginia Johnson, the Artistic Director of Dance Theatre of Harlem (who had been performing earlier in the week), Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Director […] The post (140) LIVE from The Kennedy Center: Women Leading the Way in Ballet appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:58:22

(139) Michael and Zoe Zien, On Staging ‘Year of the Rabbit’ in Hong Kong

5/28/2019
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This week, through the magic of Skype, Rebecca talks with Michael and friend of the pod, Zoe Zien, who are in Hong Kong setting Justin Peck’s “Year of the Rabbit” for Hong Kong Ballet. Michael and Rebecca danced with Zoe at Miami City Ballet for the majority of her 13 years with the company. Listen to […] The post (139) Michael and Zoe Zien, On Staging ‘Year of the Rabbit’ in Hong Kong appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:44:39

(138) Tegan Rich, Festival Ballet Providence

5/20/2019
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This week we are joined by Tegan Rich, a dancer with Festival Ballet Providence, who is currently recovering from a full rupture of her achilles tendon. Originally from Stuart, Florida she began her training at the Dance Academy of Stuart and as a teenager, she later moved to Miami to train with the Miami City […] The post (138) Tegan Rich, Festival Ballet Providence appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:47:24

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

5/13/2019
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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 […] The post (137) Jodie Gates, Vice Dean and Director of USC’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance appeared first...

Duration:00:29:31

(136) Jennifer Garner

5/6/2019
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Today we have the pleasure of welcoming Actress, Golden Globe Award Winner, and bunhead, Jennifer Garner to the Conversations on Dance podcast. While she doesn’t need an introduction, what you might be fascinated to learn, like we were, is that her love for ballet runs deep and started at a young age. As a girl, […] The post (136) Jennifer Garner appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:59:33

(135) Michael Langlois, Author and Former ABT Dancer

4/29/2019
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This week on Conversations on Dance, we are joined by Michael Langlois. Michael began studying ballet at the age of ten and once he started becoming more serious with his training, he went on to train at the North Carolina School of the Arts and the School of American Ballet in New York. He was […] The post (135) Michael Langlois, Author and Former ABT Dancer appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:50:01

(134) Connor Holloway, American Ballet Theatre Dancer

4/15/2019
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This week we sit down at the Kennedy Center to talk with American Ballet Theatre dancer, Connor Holloway. Connor was born in Louisville, Kentucky and started performing at the age of six in school musicals. At the age of thirteen, he began taking ballet classes at the Louisville Ballet School while attending a magnet performing arts […] The post (134) Connor Holloway, American Ballet Theatre Dancer appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:29:52

(133) Rebecca & Michael: Becoming a Repetiteur

4/8/2019
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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 […] The post (133) Rebecca & Michael: Becoming a Repetiteur appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:36:39

(132) Miriam Miller, New York City Ballet Dancer

4/1/2019
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This week on Conversations on Dance, we are joined by New York City Ballet dancer, Miriam Miller from last summer’s Vail Dance Festival. Miriam was born in Iowa City, Iowa, and began her dance training in 2001. She attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet (SAB) in 2011 and 2012, enrolling as a […] The post (132) Miriam Miller, New York City Ballet Dancer appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:40:50

(131) Catherine Hurlin, American Ballet Theatre Soloist

3/25/2019
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This week on Conversations on Dance, we are joined from the Kennedy Center by American Ballet Theatre soloist, Catherine Hurlin. Born in New York City, Catherine began her dance training at Scarsdale Ballet Studio and Westchester Dance Academy. She was awarded the Hope Award at the 2007 Youth American Grand Prix New York City Finals, […] The post (131) Catherine Hurlin, American Ballet Theatre Soloist appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:29:32

(130) Edwaard Liang, Artistic Director of BalletMet

3/18/2019
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This week on ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by in-demand choreographer and artistic director of BalletMet, Edwaard Liang. Liang danced for the New York City Ballet, where he rose to the rank of soloist. He later joined the Netherlands Dance Theatre, and performed in the broadway show ‘Fosse’. These influences have shaped his choregraphic […] The post (130) Edwaard Liang, Artistic Director of BalletMet appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:31:24

(129) Herman Cornejo, Principal with American Ballet Theatre

3/11/2019
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The Vail Dance Festival has announced their dates for their 2019 festival and to celebrate, we are diving into our archives from our time last year at the festival. Today we are joined by festival favorite, Herman Cornejo. Herman was born in Argentina and began his ballet studies at the age of eight. At the […] The post (129) Herman Cornejo, Principal with American Ballet Theatre appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:33:48

(128) Rebecca & Michael: NYCB Directorship Announcement

3/1/2019
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Rebecca and Michael record an emergency podcast to discuss and react to the big news this week in the ballet world: the announcement of the appointment of Jonathan Stafford as artistic director and Wendy Whelan as associate artistic director of New York City Ballet. Our sound quality isn’t our best, and for that we apologize, but we […] The post (128) Rebecca & Michael: NYCB Directorship Announcement appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:31:45

(127) Skylar Brandt of American Ballet Theatre LIVE from the Kennedy Center

2/25/2019
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Today’s episode of Conversations on Dance was recorded at a live post-performance event at the Kennedy Center. At the beginning of February, American Ballet Theatre brought Alexei Ratmansky’s “Harlequinade” to the Kennedy Center for a week of incredible performances. Following a Saturday matinee, we caught up with ABT soloist, Skylar Brandt, who had just danced the […] The post (127) Skylar Brandt of American Ballet Theatre LIVE from the Kennedy Center appeared first on...

Duration:00:32:54

(126) Rebecca & Michael: What to do if you didn’t get your contract renewed

2/11/2019
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It’s just Rebecca and Michael this week. It’s that time of year when company contracts are going out, which means that dancers across the country may not be getting their contracts renewed for the 2019-2020 season. We put together a handful of bullet points to help dancers navigate this tough time and discuss what to do […] The post (126) Rebecca & Michael: What to do if you didn’t get your contract renewed appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:19:32