(135) Michael Langlois, Author and Former ABT Dancer

Posted by on 04.29.2019

This week on Conversations on Dance, we are joined by Michael Langlois.  Michael  began studying ballet at the age of ten and once he started becoming more serious with his training, he went on to train at the North Carolina School of the Arts and the School of American Ballet in New York.  He was offered a job at American Ballet Theatre by Mikhail Baryshnikov the year he took over the company.  In his 16 years as a professional he went on to dance with Feld Ballet and Ballet Du Nord.  In 2018 he wrote a Memoir, “B Plus: Dancing for Mikhail Baryshnikov at American Ballet Theatre” where he gives an intimate look at the upper echelons of the dance world.  In our conversation with Michael we talk about his training at SAB, being hired into Baryshnikov’s ABT, the unique challenges of being in the corps de ballet, and he talks openly about struggling with an eating disorder.

This episode is brought to you by Yumiko.

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