Conversations on Dance

(115) Harper Watters, Houston Ballet Soloist

Posted by on 11.12.2018

(115) Harper Watters, Houston Ballet Soloist

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/HarperWatters-111218-4.44-PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week on Conversations On Dance, we spoke with Houston Ballet soloist Harper Watters. Though Harper’s talents led to prominent roles with the Houston Ballet and two promotions, he gained attention both within the dance community and in pop culture at large, in viral videos of himself dancing in towering pink heels. We talk to Harper about how he has leveraged his social media stardom into creating a platform where he can promote inclusivity in the dance world and pro

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(113) Sasha De Sola, Principal San Francisco Ballet

Posted by on 10.29.2018

(113) Sasha De Sola, Principal San Francisco Ballet

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SashaDeSola.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week we are joined by San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer, Sasha De Sola.  Born in Winter Park, Florida, Sasha trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. on a full merit scholarship.  In 2004, Ms. De Sola received a scholarship for studies at the Paris Opera Ballet School.  At the age of 17, Sasha joined San Francisco Ballet where she rose through the ranks and was promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer in 2017. Today we talk with Sasha from the Kennedy Center in...

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BONUS: Natasha Sheehan, Dancer with San Francisco Ballet

Posted by on 10.26.2018

BONUS: Natasha Sheehan, Dancer with San Francisco Ballet

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/NatashaSheehan.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn today’s bonus episode we are continuing our coverage of San Francisco Ballet at the Kennedy Center as they showcase 6 works from the company’s Unbound: a festival of new works.  Today’s episode was recorded in April when we were in San Francisco as these works all premiered.  We talk with new corps member, Natasha Sheehan about training at San Francisco Ballet School, joining the company, and her blog about healthy eating and wellness.  

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(112) LIVE from the Kennedy Center: Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director of San Francisco Ballet

Posted by on 10.23.2018

(112) LIVE from the Kennedy Center: Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director of San Francisco Ballet

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/HelgiTomasson.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’ was recorded live at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Our guest is former New York City Ballet principal and Artistic Director of the San Francisco Ballet, Helgi Tomasson. The San Francisco Ballet is performing at the Kennedy Center this week, from October 23 – 28, 2018. They will be performing six works that premiered earlier this year at the ‘Unbound’ festival in San Francisco. You can purchase tickets online at...

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(111) Sarah Van Patten, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer

Posted by on 10.15.2018

(111) Sarah Van Patten, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SarahVanPatten.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week we are joined by Sarah Van Patten, Principal with  San Francisco Ballet.  Sarah trained at Ballet Workshop of New England, and danced with Massachusetts Youth Ballet. In 2000 at age 15, she joined the Royal Danish Ballet as an apprentice where John Neumeier cast her as Juliet in his Romeo and Juliet. Soon after, she was promoted to the rank of corps dancer, one of the youngest corps dancer ever invited to the Royal Danish Ballet in its 200-year history.  Van Patten joined San...

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(110) Stella Abrera, Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre

Posted by on 10.08.2018

(110) Stella Abrera, Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/StellaAbrera.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week on Conversations on Dance we are joined from the Vail Dance Festival by Stella Abrera, Principal with American Ballet Theatre.   Stella began her training in her home town of Pasadena, California.  Her family moved to Sydney, Australia where she spent three years studying the Royal Academy of Dancing (or RAD).  After returning to the States, Abrera joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in 1996 and was appointed a Soloist in 2001. After almost 20 years...

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