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(97) Ana Sophia Scheller, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer

6/18/2018
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This week we are joined by Ana Sophia Scheller, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer. The Argentinian-born dancer moved to New York at the age of 13 to study at the School of American Ballet, and later joined NYCB as a corps member in 2004 after a brief time with ABT’s Studio company. In her 13 […] The post (97) Ana Sophia Scheller, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:22:15

(96) Dwight Rhoden, Artistic Director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet

6/11/2018
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Today on Conversations On Dance, we speak with Dwight Rhoden, founding artistic director and resident choreographer of Complexions Dance Company. Despite a late start in dance, Rhoden danced for numerous major companies, including as a principal with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Partnering with acclaimed performer Desmond Richardson, Rhoden co-founded Complexions in 1994, a company […] The post (96) Dwight Rhoden, Artistic Director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet appeared first...

Duration:00:32:01

(95) Mathilde Froustey, Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet

6/4/2018
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This week we are joined by Mathilde Froustey, Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet. Mathilde started dancing at the age of 9 in the South of France before going on to study at the Paris Opera Ballet School in 1999. In 2002 she joined The Paris Opera Ballet where she would dance numerous Principal roles […] The post (95) Mathilde Froustey, Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:48:35

(94) Katita Waldo, Ballet Master with San Francisco Ballet

5/29/2018
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This week we are joined by Katita Waldo, Ballet Master with San Francisco Ballet. Katita trained at San Francisco Ballet School, prior to joining the company in 1988 and becoming a Principal dancer in 1994. She performed Principal roles in a diverse repertory of works by acclaimed choreographers including George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Lar Lubovitch, […] The post (94) Katita Waldo, Ballet Master with San Francisco Ballet appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:29:10

(93) Christopher Wheeldon, Choreographer

5/21/2018
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This week on the podcast, we are joined in San Francisco by one of the world’s most in demand choreographers, Christopher Wheeldon. Having trained at Royal Ballet, Wheeldon was taken into the company, but soon transferred to the New York City Ballet, where he rose to the rank of soloist. His choreographic talents were soon […] The post (93) Christopher Wheeldon, Choreographer appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:27:59

(92) Sara Mearns and Jodi Melnick at the Guggenheim

5/14/2018
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This week we bring you an episode we recorded at New York City’s Guggenheim museum in January. We wanted to catch up with New York City Ballet Principal Dancer, Sara Mearns, and Jodi Melnick, contemporary choreographer to hear about their Works and Process at the Guggenheim that they were putting together. We chatted with the […] The post (92) Sara Mearns and Jodi Melnick at the Guggenheim appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:18:15

BONUS: San Francisco Ballet Dancers Ep. 2

5/11/2018
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Welcome to our final bonus episode from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound festival. Just as with last episode, today we will be talking with 3 different dancers in the company about what ultimately led them to SFB and about their experience at the Unbound festival. These episodes were recorded in the first few days of the […] The post BONUS: San Francisco Ballet Dancers Ep. 2 appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:41:27

BONUS: San Francisco Ballet Dancers Ep. 1

5/10/2018
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BONUS: San Francisco Ballet Dancers Ep. 1. Welcome to our 1st of two bonus episode wrap ups of San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound festival. In each episode we will be talking with 3 different dancers in the company about what ultimately led them to SFB and about their experience at the Unbound festival. These episodes were […] The post BONUS: San Francisco Ballet Dancers Ep. 1 appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:46:26

(91) Sofiane Sylve, LIVE From SF MOMA

5/7/2018
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This week we are happy to be sharing with you a recording of our live event at SF MOMA last month. We were pleased to be able to sit down and talk with San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer, Sofiane Sylve, as a part of a live lecture put together by the San Francisco Based organization, “Words on […] The post (91) Sofiane Sylve, LIVE From SF MOMA appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:34:15

BONUS: Choreographer Trey McIntyre from SFB’s Unbound Festival

5/3/2018
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This week on ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by esteemed choreographer Trey McIntyre, whose second work for the San Francisco Ballet recently premiered in the company’s Unbound Festival. Trey’s rise to prominence as a choreographer began when Ben Stevenson, then director of the Houston Ballet, created the position of choreographic apprentice for him. He […] The post BONUS: Choreographer Trey McIntyre from SFB’s Unbound Festival appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:30:09

(90) Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, LIVE from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival

4/30/2018
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Welcome to another live podcast from San Francisco Ballet. In this episode we are joined by festival choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. This episode is a recording of a live “Meet the Artist” event that took place before a performance of the Unbound festival on April 22nd. For more live content like this from other San Francisco […] The post (90) Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, LIVE from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:28:39

BONUS: Myles Thatcher, LIVE from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival

4/26/2018
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This week we are joined by choreographer and dancer, Myles Thatcher, LIVE from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival, and his collaborators for his new ballet ‘Otherness’, costume designer Sylvie Rood, and nonbinary artist, Kersh Branz. This episode was recorded from a live “Meet The Artist” event before the opening of Myles’ ballet at the Unbound […] The post BONUS: Myles Thatcher, LIVE from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:31:45

(89) Justin Peck, LIVE from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival

4/23/2018
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This week we are with Justin Peck, LIVE from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival in a live “Meet The Artist” event before the opening night of San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival. We talk about his career, his process, and about the concept behind his new ballet for SFB, “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.” Stay tuned this week […] The post (89) Justin Peck, LIVE from San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:28:39

BONUS: Live from SFB’s Unbound, Dores André

4/20/2018
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Today we are bringing you the first of a series of podcasts recorded live in San Francisco. San Francisco Ballet is kicking off its ‘Unbound’ Festival tonight, an event that will span 17 days and feature the world premieres of 12 choreographers. Our first guest is Dores Andre, a principal dancer here with the company, […] The post BONUS: Live from SFB’s Unbound, Dores André appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:16:35

(88) Shelby Williams, Creator of Instagram’s ‘Biscuit Ballerina’

4/16/2018
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Shelby Williams, Biscuit Ballerina. On this week’s podcast, our guest is Shelby Williams, dancer at the Royal Ballet Of Flanders, and creator of internet sensation Biscuit Ballerina. Shelby began her career with Houston Ballet II, before shortly moving on to several major companies in Europe. In addition to the Royal Ballet Of Flanders, she has […] The post (88) Shelby Williams, Creator of Instagram’s ‘Biscuit Ballerina’ appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:47:09

(87) Dancers’ Negativity and Perspective Post-Retirement

4/10/2018
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It’s just Rebecca and Michael this week, together from New York City, as they return to discuss some of the feedback received after last week’s episode. They also discuss a recent article on dancers’ and negativity (10:30), and how a dancer’s perspective on their career changes post retirement (16:29). They return to their interview format […] The post (87) Dancers’ Negativity and Perspective Post-Retirement appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:30:29

(86) Misty Copeland’s Clap Back & Ballet’s Chance for a Turning Point

4/2/2018
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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 a Twitter troll last week (7:55) and discuss Avichai Scher’s article for the Huffington Post, “The Me Too Moment Is Ballet’s Chance for a […] The post (86) Misty Copeland’s Clap Back & Ballet’s Chance for a Turning Point appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:37:23

(85) Caitlin Trainor, Artistic Director of Trainor Dance and Founder of Dancio

3/26/2018
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This week we welcome Caitlin Trainor, Artistic Director of Trainor Dance and Founder of Dancio. Named one of the 25 to watch in 2016 by Dance Magazine, Caitlin is a performer, choreographer, and a member of the faculty at Barnard College. Caitlin fell in love with dance and choreography during her time in college at […] The post (85) Caitlin Trainor, Artistic Director of Trainor Dance and Founder of Dancio appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:43:25

(84) Reid and Harriet on their Works & Process at the Guggenheim

3/19/2018
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This week we welcome back costume designer duo, Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung. We first had them on the pod in 2016 in episode 21, where we talk with them about how they became interested in fashion, how they met each other, and about their work. This time we met up with them in person back in January at […] The post (84) Reid and Harriet on their Works & Process at the Guggenheim appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:50:07

(83) Meg Booth, Director of Dance Programming at The Kennedy Center

3/12/2018
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This week we head back in our archives to our time at The Kennedy Center in October of 2017. With this episode we are delighted to share an inside look into the world of arts administration. We are speaking with Meg Booth, Director of Dance Programming at The Kennedy Center. Meg attended the University of […] The post (83) Meg Booth, Director of Dance Programming at The Kennedy Center appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:43:53