Conversations on Dance

(184) Nancy Richer of Richer Movement on Teaching Online

Posted by on 05.11.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Nancy-Richer.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS This week we talk with Nancy Richer, founder of Richer Movement. Nancy Richer was born and raised in New York City and danced with The Royal Danish Ballet, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, The Los Angeles Ballet, and Twyla Tharp Dance. By founding Richer Movement, she developed her movement method based on the warm ups and cross training she did during her career as a professional ballerina. Nancy was ahead of the curve, teaching ballet and movement classes online before...

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(183) Mikko Nissinen, Boston Ballet Artistic Director

Posted by on 05.04.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Mikko-Nissinen.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS This week, we are joined by Mikko Nissinen, Boston Ballet Artistic Director. Born in Helsinki, Mikko began his dance training at age ten with The Finnish National Ballet School, and launched his professional dance career at age 15 with The Finnish National Ballet.  He went on to continue his dance training at The Kirov Ballet School in St. Petersburg, Russia. He danced professionally for 19 years, with Dutch National Ballet, Basel Ballet and as a principal dancer...

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(182) Rebecca and Michael: Balanchine Masterworks Tournament Bracket

Posted by on 05.01.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/BalanchineBracket.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS This week on the pod, Rebecca and Michael fill out a Balanchine masterwork tournament bracket to crown the ultimate Balanchine ballet. In March, two students at Indiana University sent us an email: they were missing March Madness and decided to create a bracket for Balanchine Masterworks as a fun activity for the dance department. They were kind enough to share their bracket with us. So today, we each fill out our bracket, share our results, and defend our choices. ...

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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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(180) Mira Nadon, New York City Ballet Corps de Ballet dancer

Posted by on 04.17.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MiraNadon.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS This week we are joined by Mira Nadon, New York City Ballet Corps de Ballet dancer. Mira began her ballet training at the age of six at the Inland Pacific Ballet Academy in Montclair, California. She attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet (SAB), in 2014 and 2015, before entering SAB full-time for the 2015 winter term. In November 2017, Ms. Nadon became an apprentice with NYCB and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in November 2018. We...

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(179) Jovani Furlan, Soloist New York City Ballet

Posted by on 04.09.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/JovaniFurlan.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS This week we are joined by our friend, Jovani Furlan, soloist with New York City Ballet. Born in Joinville, Brazil, Jovani started dancing at the age of 11 at The Bolshoi Theater School in Brazil. In 2010 he participated in the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, and was offered a full scholarship to attend the Miami City Ballet School by Edward Villella. He began his training at the MCB School in 2011 and joined Miami City Ballet in 2012. He was...

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