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(168) Rebecca and Michael: Nutcracker Gigs

Posted by on 01.13.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/RMNutcrackerGigs-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS Nutcracker may be over, but this week Rebecca and Michael sit down to catch up and discuss Michael’s Nutcracker gigs. Rebecca asks Michael about coming out of retirement for his return to the Nutcracker this past December. We chat about how he prepared, what the rehearsal process was like, and we get nostalgic over other Nutcracker memories from years past. This week we are happy to welcome a new sponsor, Veyette Virtual Ballet School. Be sure to check...

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(167) Hope Boykin, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Dancer

Posted by on 01.06.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/HopeBoykin.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS We are back from our break and want to wish everyone a happy new year!  We have a lot of exciting things coming up that we can’t wait to share with you.  Please subscribe to this podcast through your favorite podcast app to stay up to date on all our newest episodes. This week, for our first episode of 2020, we are joined by Hope Boykin, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Dancer, from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival.  Hope is from Durham North Carolina, and...

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(166) Joseph Gordon, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer

Posted by on 12.16.2019

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/JosephGordon.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS This week we are joined from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival by Joseph Gordon, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer.  Joe was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and began his dance training at the age of five at The Phoenix Dance Academy. He began studying at the School of American Ballet during the 2006 summer course and enrolled as a full-time student that fall. In August of 2011, Mr. Gordon became an apprentice with NYCB.  He worked his way through the ranks for the next 7...

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(165) Charlotte Landreau, Dancer with Martha Graham Dance Company

Posted by on 12.10.2019

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/CharlotteLandreau.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS This week we are joined from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival last summer by Charlotte Landreau, dancer with Martha Graham Dance Company.  A native of France, she trained first as a rhythmic gymnast, where she was the third in France.  With her sights set on the Olympics, an injury forced her career trajectory to shift.  She attended the Béjart School in Switzerland, studying acting and dance, before coming to NYC to study at the Martha Graham School.  She joined...

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(164) Christopher Grant, New York City Ballet Dancer

Posted by on 12.03.2019

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/ChristopherGrant.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS This week we are joined from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival this past summer, by Christopher Grant, New York City Ballet dancer.  Christopher was born in Jamaica, Queens. He began his dance training at the School of American Ballet (SAB) in 2002.  In August 2015, he became an apprentice with NYCB and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in August 2016.  We talk with Chris about his training, the struggles of moving from student life to company life,...

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