Conversations on Dance

(204) Gabe Stone Shayer, American Ballet Theatre Soloist

Posted by on 09.28.2020

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(203) Ming Luke, Principal Guest Conductor for the San Francisco Ballet and Principal Conductor of the Nashville Ballet

Posted by on 09.25.2020

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(202) Janie Taylor, L.A. Dance Project Dancer & former NYCB Principal

Posted by on 09.22.2020

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(201) Alastair Macaulay

Posted by on 09.14.2020

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(200) Rebecca and Michael: Our 200th Episode

Posted by on 09.08.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Episode-200.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS It’s our 200th episode of Conversations on Dance! To celebrate, Rebecca and Michael get together to chat about the beginnings of COD, some favorite memories, and catch up on what they have been up to recently. If you would like to give to the Miami City Ballet dancer relief fund, you can do so here: https://tickets.miamicityballet.org/donate/q/dsf Thank you as always to our amazing sponsor, Yumiko (yumiko.com). Be sure to check out their new release, the...

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(199) Susan Jaffe, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s New Artistic Director

Posted by on 08.31.2020

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