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(28) Francis Veyette on Summer Intensive Auditions

Posted by on 01.09.2017

(28) Francis Veyette on Summer Intensive Auditions

http://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/FrancisVeyette.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFrancis Veyette danced with Pennsylvania Ballet for 17 years, retiring in 2016. He performed a repertoire that ranged from the lead in Balanchine roles like ‘Square Dance’ and ‘Theme and Variations’, to Siegfried in ‘Swan Lake’, to many original works by resident choreographer Matthew Neenan. While still dancing with the company, Francis was asked to lead Pennsylvania Ballet II, where he was tasked with shepherding young dancers through the...

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(27) Brandon Stirling Baker, Lighting Designer

Posted by on 01.02.2017

(27) Brandon Stirling Baker, Lighting Designer

http://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/BrandonStirlingBaker-.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we are joined by Brandon Stirling Baker, an american lighting designer for ballet, opera, and theater. His lighting can be seen in the repertory of New York City Ballet, Miami City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Paul Taylor, and many others. Mr. Baker’s designs have been presented by major theaters internationally including Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Theatre du Chatelet, Havana Ballet Festival Cuba, and Guggenheim Bilbao in Spain. Tod

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(25) Sara & Leigh-Ann Esty of ‘An American in Paris’ Broadway Tour

Posted by on 12.19.2016

(25) Sara & Leigh-Ann Esty of ‘An American in Paris’ Broadway Tour

http://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Saraandleighesty.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSToday we are joined by Sara & Leigh-Ann Esty of ‘An American in Paris’ Broadway Tour.  Sara danced with Miami City Ballet for 10 years before leaving in 2013 to join the original cast of ‘An American in Paris’ on Broadway.  During the show’s run in New York, Sara was an ensemble member, and the alternate for the show’s lead female role, Lise.  Leigh-Ann Esty left Miami City Ballet at the end of last season after 12 years with the company.  She...

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(24) Sara Mearns, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet

Posted by on 12.12.2016

(24) Sara Mearns, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet

http://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/SaraMearns.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSToday we are joined by Sara Mearns, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet. Ms. Mearns entered the School of American Ballet in 2001, became an apprentice with the New York City Ballet in 2003 and by 2008 she was a Principal.  Sara is one of today’s most celebrated classical ballerinas.  She has an extensive rep with the company, and has originated roles in work’s by renowned choreographers including Alexei Ratmansky, Justin Peck, and Christopher Wheeldon.  In addition to...

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(23) PNB’s Doug Fullington, Examining The History Behind The Nutcracker

Posted by on 12.05.2016

(23) PNB’s Doug Fullington, Examining The History Behind The Nutcracker

http://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/DougFullington.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we are joined by Doug Fullington, assistant to the artistic director at Pacific Northwest Ballet and their education program’s manager. Mr. Fullington is a lauded dance historian, capable of reading Stepanov notation, a classical ballet notation system developed in Russia. He’s contributed to the reconstruction of many 19th century works, including ‘The Daughter of Pharaoh’, ‘Le Corsaire’, and recently, PNB’s ‘Giselle’. In 2000, he was named principal...

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(22) Julie Kent, Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet

Posted by on 11.28.2016

(22) Julie Kent, Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet

http://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/JulieKent.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we are joined by Julie Kent, Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet.  Ms Kent danced with American Ballet Theater for over 30 years, 22 of those as a Principal Dancer, and is one of the company’s most celebrated performers.  She retired from the stage in 2015 to a 23 minute standing ovation.  She then went on to head the ABT summer intensive until this past July when she was named Artistic Director of the Washington Ballet.

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