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Uncover the world of Ballet and Dance with Balancing Pointe Podcast! Host Kimberly Falker interviews the world's top success stories in Ballet and Dance. From dancers, choreographers, writers, photographers and anyone who has "made it" in the world of Ballet and Dance, Kimberly shares their journey to the top and uncover's the secrets to their success. www.BalancingPointe.com

Uncover the world of Ballet and Dance with Balancing Pointe Podcast! Host Kimberly Falker interviews the world's top success stories in Ballet and Dance. From dancers, choreographers, writers, photographers and anyone who has "made it" in the world of Ballet and Dance, Kimberly shares their journey to the top and uncover's the secrets to their success. www.BalancingPointe.com
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Uncover the world of Ballet and Dance with Balancing Pointe Podcast! Host Kimberly Falker interviews the world's top success stories in Ballet and Dance. From dancers, choreographers, writers, photographers and anyone who has "made it" in the world of Ballet and Dance, Kimberly shares their journey to the top and uncover's the secrets to their success. www.BalancingPointe.com

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Episodes

242 - Early History of American Ballet Pt 1

9/17/2018
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Today is the first of two episodes about the early history of ballet in America. It covers the colonial period through the late nineteenth century. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history....

Duration:00:15:33

241 - Pirouettes from the Past. Ballet in the Movies

5/23/2018
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On today's episode of Pirouettes from the Past, Dr. Klapper explores the history of ballet in the movies. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls...

Duration:00:18:27

240 ~ Pirouettes from the Past. Ballet in Children's Books

2/9/2018
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Today Dr. Klapper discusses the Ballet in children's books. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920 (NYU...

Duration:00:16:19

239 ~ Where Are They Now? Bald Ballerina ~ Maggie Kudirka

1/10/2018
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Balancing Pointe Podcast's new mini series is called "Where are they now?". On this series some of the earliest and most popular guests to were asked to send an update on what is gong on in their lives right now. On this episode of "Where are they now?", previous Balancing Pointe guest Maggie Kudirka, otherwise known as the Bald Ballerina shares with us her amazing life updates. Maggie was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer when she was only 23. At that time, the statistics...

Duration:00:50:43

238 ~Special Episode! The History Behind the Nutcracker!

12/22/2017
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Today Dr. Klapper discusses the history behind the iconic Holiday ballet, The Nutcracker. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age...

Duration:00:18:15

237 ~Where Are They Now? Lauren Fadeley Veyette

12/15/2017
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Balancing Pointe Podcast's new mini series is called "Where are they now?". On this series some of the earliest and most popular guests to were asked to send an update on what is gong on in their lives right now. On this episode of "Where are they now?", previous Balancing Pointe guest AND Premier Dance Network host Lauren Fadeley Veyette shares with us some updates in her life as a Principal dancer with Miami City Ballet. Following her update, you will her the original interview with...

Duration:01:25:33

236 ~ Dance Competitions in the U.S. ~ Part Two

12/1/2017
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Today Dr. Klapper discusses the second of two episodes on the history of dance competitions in the US. The first episode dealt with dance competitions more generally; this episode focuses on ballet competitions specifically. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the...

Duration:00:18:15

235 ~ Where are they now? Jenelle Figgins

11/16/2017
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Balancing Pointe Podcast's new mini series is called "Where are they now?". On this series some of the earliest and most popular guests to were asked to send an update on what is gong on in their lives right now. On today's episode we catch up with Jenelle Figgins. Since we last spoke with Jenelle, she has not only won the Princess Grace award but was also featured in numerous magazines. Jenelle has also made a shift from Dance Theatre of Harlem, leaving the city of NYC to now dance with...

Duration:01:19:07

234 ~ Where are they now? Dylan Gutierrez

11/8/2017
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Balancing Pointe Podcast's new mini series is called "Where are they now?". On this series some of the earliest and most popular guests to were asked to send an update on what is gong on in their lives right now. Today, Balancing Pointe is so excited to bring you the VERY FIRST guest on Balancing Pointe podcast from December 2013! Balancing Pointe's first guest is Dylan Gutierrez with the Joffrey Ballet. Dylan still holds such a special place with the podcast as he literally kicked off the...

Duration:01:01:19

233 ~ Where are they now? Alexa Maxwell

11/1/2017
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On this mini series, host Kimberly Falker provides an update on some of her most popular Balancing Pointe guests. On today's episode, she shares New York City Ballet corps member Alexa Maxwell's latest life update and then re-publishes Lexi's amazingly inspirational interview from three years ago. For more episodes and more dance related shows, visit the Premier Dance Network: Premier Dance Network Today's show was sponsored by: Bodywrappers

Duration:00:56:39

232~ Pirouettes from the Past: Dance Competitions in America Part One

10/6/2017
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On this first of a two part series, Dr. Klapper discusses dance competitions in the United States. Today's episode focuses more generally on competitions as a whole while next month's episode will focus specifically on ballet competitions. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research...

Duration:00:18:45

231 - Pirouettes from the Past - History of Dance Recitals

9/11/2017
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This episode of Pirouettes from the Past looks at the history of dance recitals, which have been part of ballet class in America for a long time. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history....

Duration:00:16:51

230 - Pirouettes from the Past - Relationships - Ballet vs. Modern Dance

8/18/2017
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On this episode Dr. Klapper explores the contentious history of the early relationship between ballet and modern dance. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author...

Duration:00:19:43

229 - Pirouettes from the Past - The History of Leotards, Tights, and Tutus

7/21/2017
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In this episode of Pirouettes form the Past, Dr. Klapper continues the theme of exploring the history of dancewear. The episode traces the history of leotards, tights, and tutus. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of...

Duration:00:15:39

228 ~ Pirouettes from the Past - The History of Pointe Shoes

6/23/2017
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On this episode Dr. Klapper shares with us the history of pointe shoes. Pointe shoes are taken for granted as an integral part of ballet, but they are actually a somewhat recent development within the context of many centuries of ballet history. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional...

Duration:00:17:57

227 ~ Pirouettes from the Past ~ Race and Diversity Part Two

5/19/2017
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This episode continues the discussion of the history of race, diversity, and ballet in America. The focus in this episode is on the obstacles within the world of professional ballet that African American dancers faced throughout the twentieth century and continue to deal with today.

Duration:00:20:51

226 ~ Pirouettes from the Past - Chapter 13 - The History of Race, Diversity, and Ballet in America.

4/14/2017
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This chapter of Pirouettes from the Past features discusses the history of race, diversity, and ballet in America. The focus in this episode is on African American children's difficulties in gaining access to ballet class and the segregated studios where most of them had to go for training. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late...

Duration:00:15:17

225 ~Pirouettes from the Past - Chapter 12 - Ballet Grants and Arts Funding

3/10/2017
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This chapter of Pirouettes from the Past is about the transformative 1963 Ford Foundation ballet grants and the importance of arts funding. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr....

Duration:00:14:07

224 ~ Pirouettes from the Past, Chapter 11 ~ The History of Dance Teacher Organizations in the United States.

2/13/2017
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In this episode of Pirouettes from the Past, Dr. Klapper discusses the history of dance teacher organizations in the United States. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is...

Duration:00:17:31

223 ~ Pirouettes from the Past, Chapter 10 ~ Ballet Techniques.

1/13/2017
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In today's episode, Dr. Klapper teams up with Pas de Chat's host Barry Kerollis to trace the history of the various ballet training techniques in the United States. You can find Barry's collaborative episode at PremierDanceNetwork.com. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research...

Duration:00:18:39