Posts Tagged "professional dancers"

(43) Rebecca & Michael: A Dancer Dies Twice

Posted by on 04.24.2017

http://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Retirement.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSSThis week Rebecca and Michael wanted to take an opportunity to discuss retirement from the stage.  On April 9th Michael performed for the last time on a Miami City Ballet stage, closing out a more than decade long career with the company.  Today Rebecca catches up with Michael to talk about how he made his decision, what the final shows were like, and what comes next.  Because as Martha Graham says, “A dancer dies twice.  Once when they stop dancing, and the first death

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(39) Ashley Bouder, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet

Posted by on 03.27.2017

http://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Ashley-Bouder.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSSThis week we are joined by Ashley Bouder, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet. Ashley began her training at age 6 at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet with Marcia Dale Weary.  In 1999 she moved to New York City to attending the School of American Ballet full time.  She was named an apprentice the following June with the New York City Ballet and was promoted to Principal in 2005.   She is now the artistic director of The Ashley Bouder Project which had it’s most...

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Introducing The ‘Conversations on Dance’ Mail Bag

Posted by on 09.20.2016

On June 26th, I embarked on an exciting new adventure with my colleague and close friend, Michael Sean Breeden.  As dancers with Miami City Ballet, we often conduct pre-performance talks before a show to give audiences an inside look into the ballets they will be seeing that evening.  It is something we have always enjoyed, so we came up with an idea to expand upon the concept.  So the ‘Conversations on Dance‘ podcast was born.  Through this platform we bring listeners content on all things ballet, to connect audiences with our world, and conduct interviews with ballet’s best and brightest. Since it’s conception, we have published 13 weeks...

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Breaking Into A Career In Ballet

Posted by on 03.15.2012

A few weeks ago I received this comment on my blog: “I love ballet but whenever I try to mention it to my parents they change the subject to school or soccer. I try to tell them that I am very passionate about dance but my family thinks that I cannot make a living out of dance. Can someone please give me some advice as to what to do I dont want my life to just pass by.” I really feel like this is an important topic to touch on.  I know this reader is not alone when she brings up these concerns about her future.  Many young dancers dream of making this life their careers but need to educate themselves and their families on the potential of a professional...

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