Conversations on Dance

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

Posted by on 04.05.2021

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(222) Andrea Renee Long-Naidu, Former Principal with Dance Theatre of Harlem and current Boston Ballet School Faculty Member

Posted by on 03.25.2021

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(221) Fantasy Ballet Company – with Evelyn Kocak

Posted by on 03.18.2021

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(220) Tamisha Guy, Dancer with Kyle Abraham’s, A.I.M

Posted by on 03.09.2021

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(219) Rebecca and Michael, a check in

Posted by on 03.04.2021

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(218) Craig Hall, New York City Ballet Repertory Director

Posted by on 02.25.2021

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CraigHall.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS This week we are joined by Craig Hall, New York City Ballet Repertory Director. Craig was born in Maywood, Illinois. At age 14, he began studying at the Chicago Academy of the Arts and entered the School of American Ballet full time in the fall of 1997. In October 1999, Craig became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in February 2000. In 2007, he was promoted to soloist. Craig is currently NYCB...

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