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(273) Houston Ballet’s ‘Sylvia’ with Stanton Welch, Connor Walsh, and Karina González

Posted by on 03.07.2022

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(272) Karole Armitage, Artistic Director of Armitage GONE! Dance Company

Posted by on 03.01.2022

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(271) Lynn Garafola, Dance Historian, on Bronislava Nijinska

Posted by on 02.23.2022

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(270) Monica Stephenson, Miami City Ballet Director of Community Engagement

Posted by on 02.14.2022

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(269) Olympic Figure Skating with Kate Penner

Posted by on 02.09.2022

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(268) Colleen Neary, Artistic Director of Los Angeles Ballet

Posted by on 01.31.2022

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/ColleenNeary.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Today we have the pleasure of being joined by Colleen Neary, Artistic Director of Los Angeles Ballet. Born in Miami, Florida, Neary trained in New York at both the School of American Ballet and Harkness House for Ballet Arts. From 1969 to 1979, she danced as a soloist with New York City Ballet under the direction of George Balanchine and became one of his quintessential ballerinas. Colleen’s career path led her to Europe in 1979 when she became Rehearsal Director and...

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