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(79) Amy Brandt, Pointe Magazine Editor-in-Chief

2/12/2018
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Today we are joined by Amy Brandt, Pointe Magazine Editor-in-Chief. Amy invited us to the Pointe headquarters in New York City and gave us a tour of their beautiful offices before we sat down to chat. Amy dance professionally with Milwaukee Ballet and The Suzanne Farrell Ballet among others. During her ballet career, she pursued […] The post (79) Amy Brandt, Pointe Magazine Editor-in-Chief appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:54:02

(78) Renan Cerdeiro, MCB Principal, & Patricia Delgado, Former MCB Principal

2/5/2018
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Today we are joined by two of our close friends, former Miami City Ballet Principal Dancer, Patricia Delgado, and current MCB Principal, Renan Cerdeiro. Patricia has been on our podcast quite a few times in the past, so to hear more from Pat, visit our past catalog of episodes. Renan was born in Rio de […] The post (78) Renan Cerdeiro, MCB Principal, & Patricia Delgado, Former MCB Principal appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:43:41

(77) Ashton and Balanchine: Parallel Lives with Alastair Macaulay

1/29/2018
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Today we have a wonderful bunhead episode in store, with one of our favorite guests, The Chief Dance Critic of the New York Times, Alastair Macaulay. Alastair and Michael are together in Michael’s New York City apartment, while I call in to join the conversation. Today we are focusing on two of the most important […] The post (77) Ashton and Balanchine: Parallel Lives with Alastair Macaulay appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:01:04:25

(76) Sara Mearns and Amar Ramasar, New York City Ballet Principals

1/22/2018
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Today we are bringing you another episode from Next Generation Ballet in Tampa. We sit down with esteemed New York City Ballet Principals Sara Mearns and Amar Ramasar who were performing as guest artists for NGB’s “Nutcracker” this past December. Sara has been on the pod before, so if you haven’t heard our interview […] The post (76) Sara Mearns and Amar Ramasar, New York City Ballet Principals appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:31:33

(75) Elizabeth Claire Walker, Los Angeles Ballet Soloist and Harvard Graduate

1/15/2018
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This week on the podcast we are tackling a subject that we find of immense interest to students and parents in our travels to schools across the country: does having a career in ballet mean forgoing college? Our guest this week is a Harvard Graduate and an Los Angeles Ballet Soloist who shows that it’s […] The post (75) Elizabeth Claire Walker, Los Angeles Ballet Soloist and Harvard Graduate appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:37:13

(74) Philip Neal, Artistic Director of Next Generation Ballet and Former New York City Ballet Principal

1/8/2018
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This week we continue our coverage of Next Generation Ballet’s Nutcracker by speaking with Philip Neal, Artistic Director of Next Generation Ballet. Philip began his training at the age of 11 at the School of Richmond Ballet, where he was recognized by Edward Villella and offered a scholarship to the School of American Ballet. He […] The post (74) Philip Neal, Artistic Director of Next Generation Ballet and Former New York City Ballet Principal appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:53:46

(73) Ivonne Lemus: Ballet Mistress at Next Generation Ballet & Former Soloist with National Ballet of Cuba

1/2/2018
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Today we talk with Ivonne Lemus: Ballet Mistress at Next Generation Ballet & Former Soloist with National Ballet of Cuba. We took a quick break over the holiday from our regularly scheduled programming, but while we were on our break, we went to Tampa to teach master classes, host a lecture, and record interviews with […] The post (73) Ivonne Lemus: Ballet Mistress at Next Generation Ballet & Former Soloist with National Ballet of Cuba appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:33:09

Bonus Episode: More from Next Generation Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

12/22/2017
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Welcome to a special episode of Conversations on Dance. We are in Tampa, Florida this week covering Next Generation Ballet and their Nutcracker run at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. In the coming weeks we will be releasing content with the staff including Director Philip Neal and Ballet Mistress Ivonne Lemus and their […] The post Bonus Episode: More from Next Generation Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:18:03

Bonus Episode: Next Generation Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

12/21/2017
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Welcome to a special episode of Conversations on Dance. We are in Tampa, Florida this week covering Next Generation Ballet and their Nutcracker run at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. In the coming weeks we will be releasing content with the staff including Director Philip Neal and Ballet Mistress Ivonne Lemus and their […] The post Bonus Episode: Next Generation Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:26:55

(72) Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ with Bob Gottlieb: author, editor, and dance critic

12/18/2017
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As our final episode of 2017, we are saluting this year’s biggest ballet celebration, 50 years of George Balanchine’s “Jewels.” Today we take an in depth look at Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ with Bob Gottlieb: author, editor, and dance critic. Bob has been editor-and-chief of Simon & Schuster, Alfred A. Knopf, and the New Yorker. […] The post (72) Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ with Bob Gottlieb: author, editor, and dance critic appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:01:33:31

(71) Calvin Royal III, American Ballet Theatre Soloist

12/11/2017
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This week we are going back into our vault from our time at the Vail Dance Festival this past summer, for another episode with a festival favorite. Today we talk Calvin Royal III, American Ballet Theatre Soloist. Calvin started his formal ballet training at the age of 14 in St. Petersburg, Florida. In April of 2006 […] The post (71) Calvin Royal III, American Ballet Theatre Soloist appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:31:15

(70) Lauren Lovette, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer

12/4/2017
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This week we are heading into our vault from our time at the Vail Dance Festival this past summer, where we spoke with many of the festival’s amazing and talented artists. Today we talk with Lauren Lovette, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer who was not only dancing at the festival, but also choreographing a new […] The post (70) Lauren Lovette, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:37:28

(69) Allynne Noelle, Suzanne Farrell Ballet First Soloist

11/27/2017
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This week we are joined by Allynne Noelle, Suzanne Farrell Ballet First Soloist. Allynne started her training at the age of five in Southern California and began her professional career at age 15 with Ballet Pacifica. In 2003 she joined Miami City Ballet where she would dance as a soloist until leaving the company in […] The post (69) Allynne Noelle, Suzanne Farrell Ballet First Soloist appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:26:34

(68) Live From The Kennedy Center: Mariinsky Ballet Director Yuri Fateev and Dancer Timur Askerov

11/13/2017
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Welcome to Live From The Kennedy Center: Mariinsky Ballet Director Yuri Fateev and Dancer Timur Askerov. A few weeks ago we were in Washington, DC to cover a busy weekend of ballet at the Kennedy Center. While we were there, the Mariinsky Ballet was in town performing La Bayadère. We had the pleasure of sitting […] The post (68) Live From The Kennedy Center: Mariinsky Ballet Director Yuri Fateev and Dancer Timur Askerov appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:01:43:59

(67) Live From the Kennedy Center: Damian Woetzel & Tiler Peck on Jerome Robbins

11/4/2017
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Welcome to Live From the Kennedy Center: Damian Woetzel & Tiler Peck on Jerome Robbins. Two weeks ago we were in Washington, DC to cover a busy weekend of ballet at the Kennedy Center. We arrived on Friday night just in time to watch an exceptional performance entitled “DEMO: Jerome Robbins- An American Dance Genius.” These […] The post (67) Live From the Kennedy Center: Damian Woetzel & Tiler Peck on Jerome Robbins appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:54:59

(66) Works & Process at the Guggenheim, Tanaquil Le Clercq’s ‘The Ballet Cook Book’

10/30/2017
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Today on the Conversations on Dance podcast, we have a very special episode in store. We are offering a preview of this weekend’s Works & Process at the Guggenheim, “Tanaquil Le Clercq’s The Ballet Cook Book: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.” In 1967, ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq published The Ballet CookBook, a fascinating compilation of ballet […] The post (66) Works & Process at the Guggenheim, Tanaquil Le Clercq’s ‘The Ballet Cook Book’ appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:44:06

(65) Kevin McKenzie, American Ballet Theatre Artistic Director

10/23/2017
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This week we have the pleasure of being joined Kevin McKenzie, American Ballet Theatre Artistic Director. A native of Vermont, McKenzie recieved his ballet trianing from the Washington School of Ballet. He was a leading dancer with the Joffrey Ballet and the National Ballet of Washington before joining American Ballet Theatre in 1979 as […] The post (65) Kevin McKenzie, American Ballet Theatre Artistic Director appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:43:53

(64) Isabella Boylston, American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer

10/16/2017
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This week we are joined by Isabella Boylston, American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer. Isabella was born in Sun Valley Idaho and started dancing at the age of 3. In 1994 she began training at a small studio, and by the age of 12 was commuting to Denver every day to study at the Academy of […] The post (64) Isabella Boylston, American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:44:03

(63) Retiring From the Stage with Patricia Delgado, Former Miami City Ballet Principal Dancer

10/10/2017
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This week we are joined Patricia Delgado, Former Miami City Ballet Principal Dancer. Patricia was born and raised in Miami and joined MCB in 2000 at the age of 18. For 17 years she danced in the majority of the company’s repertoire, moving quickly through the ranks. This past April, Patricia retired from the stage […] The post (63) Retiring From the Stage with Patricia Delgado, Former Miami City Ballet Principal Dancer appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:26:13

(62) Gonzalo Garcia, New York City Ballet Principal

10/2/2017
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Today we are joined by Gonzalo Garcia, New York City Ballet Principal. Born in Spain, Mr. Garcia began studying ballet at the age of eight at Maria Avila’s school. In 1995 he came to the U.S. to study at the San Francisco Ballet School’s summer intensive. He then went on to become the youngest dancer […] The post (62) Gonzalo Garcia, New York City Ballet Principal appeared first on tendusunderapalmtree.com.

Duration:00:35:51

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