Conversations on Dance

(99) Michael Novak, Artistic Director Designate of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation

Posted by on 07.02.2018

(99) Michael Novak, Artistic Director Designate of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/MichaelNovak.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis we we are delighted to welcome Michael Novak,  the Artistic Director Designate of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation. Raised in Rolling Meadows, IL, Michael began studying dance at age ten.  In 2001, he was offered a Presidential Scholarship to attend The University of the Arts in Philadelphia to pursue training in jazz and ballet. The following year, he undertook an apprenticeship at the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society, where he remained until 2004.  After moving to New York...

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(98) Stanton Welch, Artistic Director Houston Ballet and Choreographer

Posted by on 06.25.2018

(98) Stanton Welch, Artistic Director Houston Ballet and Choreographer

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/StantonWelch.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week on Conversations On Dance, our guest is Houston Ballet Artistic Director and acclaimed choreographer Stanton Welch. Born in Australia to two prominent ballet dancers, Welch expressed an interest in choreography almost immediately after beginning his dance training. Soon after joining the Australian Ballet as a dancer he received his first choreographic commission, and five years later he was named resident choreographer. Following major commissions at companies around the globe,...

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(97) Ana Sophia Scheller, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer

Posted by on 06.18.2018

(97) Ana Sophia Scheller, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/AnaSophiaScheller.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week we are joined by Ana Sophia Scheller, San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer. The Argentinian-born dancer moved to New York at the age of 13 to study at the School of American Ballet, and later joined NYCB as a corps member in 2004 after a brief time with ABT’s Studio company. In her 13 years with NYCB, she worked her way up to the title of Principal dancing featured roles in all of the classics and originating roles in several new works.  In the summer of 2017 she announced...

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(96) Dwight Rhoden, Artistic Director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Posted by on 06.11.2018

(96) Dwight Rhoden, Artistic Director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/DwightRhoden.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSToday on Conversations On Dance, we speak with Dwight Rhoden, founding artistic director and resident choreographer of Complexions Dance Company. Despite a late start in dance, Rhoden danced for numerous major companies, including as a principal with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Partnering with acclaimed performer Desmond Richardson, Rhoden co-founded Complexions in 1994, a company often cited as America’s original multi-cultural dance company. With its profound commitment to...

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(95) Mathilde Froustey, Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet

Posted by on 06.04.2018

(95) Mathilde Froustey, Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/MathildeFroustey.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week we are joined by Mathilde Froustey, Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet.  Mathilde started dancing at the age of 9 in the South of France before going on to study at the Paris Opera Ballet School in 1999.  In 2002 she joined The Paris Opera Ballet where she would dance numerous Principal roles for over a decade.  In January 2013 she accepted an offer from Helgi Tommasson to join the San Francisco Ballet as a Principal.  News of her leaving Paris Opera made waves, as...

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(94) Katita Waldo, Ballet Master with San Francisco Ballet

Posted by on 05.29.2018

(94) Katita Waldo, Ballet Master with San Francisco Ballet

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/KatitaWaldo.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week we are joined by Katita Waldo, Ballet Master with San Francisco Ballet. Katita trained at San Francisco Ballet School, prior to joining the company in 1988 and becoming a Principal dancer in 1994.  She  performed Principal roles in a diverse repertory of works by acclaimed choreographers including George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Lar Lubovitch, Helgi Tomasson, and Christopher Wheeldon before retiring from the stage in 2010. In 2008, SFB Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson asked...

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