Posts Tagged "principal dancer"

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

Posted by on 04.11.2022

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(267) Megan Fairchild, principal dancer with New York City Ballet

Posted by on 01.24.2022

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

Posted by on 10.04.2021

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(253) Russell Janzen, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer

Posted by on 09.27.2021

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(252) Wes Chapman, former Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Chairman of the Jury for the Universal Ballet Competition

Posted by on 09.20.2021

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/weschapman.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS On today’s episode of Conversations On Dance we speak with Wes Chapman, former American Ballet Theatre principal, former director of Alabama Ballet, and sought after teacher and coach. Wes tells us about his illustrious career performing on the Met stage with ABT, how he came to direct Alabama Ballet, and how he now shepherds young dancers into their own professional careers as the chairman of the jury for the Universal Ballet Competition. LINKS: This episode is...

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