Conversations on Dance

(186) Phil Chan, co-founder of Final Bow for Yellowface

Posted by on 05.26.2020

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(185) Gavin Larsen on Teaching Online

Posted by on 05.18.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/GavinLarsen.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS This week we are continuing our conversation about teaching ballet classes online during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talk with Gavin Larsen, a former principal dancer with Oregon Ballet Theatre, now living in Asheville, NC, where she teaches and writes about dance. After training at the School of American Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, she danced with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Alberta Ballet, and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet before joining OBT. For the first...

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(184) Nancy Richer of Richer Movement on Teaching Online

Posted by on 05.11.2020

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(183) Mikko Nissinen, Boston Ballet Artistic Director

Posted by on 05.04.2020

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(182) Rebecca and Michael: Balanchine Masterworks Tournament Bracket

Posted by on 05.01.2020

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(181) Tricia Albertson, Principal with Miami City Ballet

Posted by on 04.23.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/TriciaAlbertson.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS This week we are joined by our friend, Tricia Albertson, Principal dancer with Miami City Ballet. Raised in Santa Cruz, CA, she began her ballet training at The Studio School of Classical Ballet. She attended summer programs at San Francisco Ballet School and the School of American Ballet (SAB) before joining SAB for the year-round program in 1995. In 1997 she joined Miami City Ballet as a corps member and was promoted to Principal in 2006. In her 22 years with Miami...

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