Posts Tagged "principal"

(223) Jillian Vanstone, The National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancer

Posted by on 04.05.2021 Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS This week we are joined by National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancer, Jillian Vanstone. A native of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Jillian trained at the Kirkwood Academy of the Performing Arts and Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1999 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2011. We talk to Jillian all the way from Australia about her career, break out roles, stage fright, what COVID has been like for the dancers of National...

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(32) Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer

Posted by on 02.06.2017 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Today we are thrilled to welcome Misty Copeland.  Born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised in San Pedro California, Misty began her training at the age of 13.  In 2000, she joined American Ballet Theater’s Studio Company, and was promoted to the Corps de Ballet a year later.  In June 2015, Misty made history when she became the first African American woman at ABT to join the rank of Principal Dancer.  Misty Copeland has become a household name with dozens of...

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