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(208) Troy Schumacher on BalletCollective’s ‘The Nutcracker at Wethersfield’

Posted by on 12.08.2020

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(207) COD’s Best of 2020

Posted by on 12.03.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Best-of-2020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS We are back! It’s been a minute, but unfortunately some work obligations took us away from the pod last month. Now, we are back and ready to get back to it! Today we catch up and go through our Conversations on Dance Best of 2020. Brought to you by Yumiko (Yumiko.com.) “YUMIKO’s holiday collection, comprised of festive ready-to-wear options, will be available in-stores and online this month! Receive a first chance to shop the new items at their...

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(205) Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg, Artistic Director of Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami & former Miami City Ballet Principal

Posted by on 10.06.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Jennifer-Kronenberg.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS This week we are joined by one of our former colleagues, Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg. Jennifer is a former Principal Dancer with the Miami City Ballet and is now the co-artistic director of Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami. Jennifer began her dance training in her hometown of Queens, New York, before going on to study at the School of American Ballet. From there, she was spotted by Edward Villella, who asked her to join his company, Miami City Ballet, as an...

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(204) Gabe Stone Shayer, American Ballet Theatre Soloist

Posted by on 09.28.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/GabeStoneShayer.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS This week we talk with American Ballet Theatre’s newest soloist dancer, Gabe Stone Shayer. Gabe was born in Philadelphia, where he began his dance training. At 14, he began training full time at the Rock School for Dance Education, before going on to move to Russia to continue his studies at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. Shayer is the first African-American male to graduate from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in its nearly 250-year history.   Gabe joined...

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(203) Ming Luke, Principal Guest Conductor for the San Francisco Ballet and Principal Conductor of the Nashville Ballet

Posted by on 09.25.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/MingLuke.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS Today, we welcome our first conductor to the podcast, Ming Luke. Ming holds a Master of Fine Arts in Conducting from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Piano Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. With a background in ballet himself, Ming has conducted for ballet performances around the world. He is currently serving as Music Director for the Merced Symphony and Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra; Associate...

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(202) Janie Taylor, L.A. Dance Project Dancer & former NYCB Principal

Posted by on 09.22.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/JanieTaylor.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS Our guest today is Janie Taylor, a former principal ballerina with the New York City Ballet, present day dancer with LA Dance Project, repetiteur for the works of Benjamin Millepied, costume designer, and creator of the art newspaper Quarter Marks. At the New York City Ballet, Janie amassed a broad rep that showcased the full depth and range of her talents in ballets by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Justin Peck, and Peter Martins. After her retirement in 2014,...

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