Posts Tagged "conversations on dance podcast"

(291) Mikko Nissinen, on Boston Ballet’s Tour to Ballet Sun Valley

Posted by on 06.13.2022

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(280) Cynthia Harvey, former Principal with American Ballet Theatre & the Royal Ballet

Posted by on 04.11.2022

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/CynthiaHarvey.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS On today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’ we are joined by legendary ballerina Cynthia Harvey. Cynthia began her training in California before holding the rank of principal dancer with both American Ballet Theatre and the Royal Ballet, a first for an American dancer. We talk with Cynthia about her early years of training, how she dealt with being cast routinely in major roles with less than 24 hours, combating stage fright, and finding her path once...

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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/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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