Posts Tagged "a midsummer night’s dream"

(254) Nathalia Arja, Principal Dancer with Miami City Ballet

Posted by on 10.04.2021 Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Today we are joined by one of our former colleagues, Nathalia Arja, principal dancer with Miami City Ballet. Nathalia was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where she began taking dance classes at the age of five at her mother’s ballet school. As a young dancer she competed in and won several dance competitions, where she was offered scholarships to various prestigious schools. At her mother’s suggestion, she auditioned for Miami City Ballet School at 15, receiving...

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(50) Part II: Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer and Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director

Posted by on 06.12.2017 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Welcome to our second installment with Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer and founding Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet.  Edward was hired into the New York City Ballet by George Balanchine in 1957 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 1970.  Balanchine created many famous roles on Edward including Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Rubies section of Jewels, Tarentella, and many others, which we discuss today.  Edward became quite famous, not only...

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