Dancing Is the Best Way to Be Myself Season 2: Episode 4 | 18:48 Bayerisches Staatsballett (Bavarian State Ballet) principal dancer, Lucia Lacarra, shares her experiences of changing companies several times, why she doesn’t bring her pointe shoes home, and where she gets her inspiration.
Dresden Semperoper Ballett principal Raphael Coumes-Marquet describes his early training at Paris Opera Ballet school, how adversity sometimes brings blessing, and the importance of having a fresh approach to work even after a long career.
Broadway’s The Lion King cast member Charity De Loera shares how she got her start on Broadway, insights into the rehearsal process, the importance of taking class regularly, and the joys and rigors of performing in a show that plays 8 times per week.
Dutch National Ballet Artistic Director Ted Brandsen talks about the company’s unique style and repertoire, the importance of giving dancers individual attention and creating a positive company environment.
Discovering Contemporary Dance Season 1: Episode 24 | 16:21 Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet dancer Harumi Terayama talks about how her experiences at Juilliard and opened her eyes to the world of contemporary dance, compares dance in the U.S. and Japan, and describes the challenges of working at Cedar Lake.
A Healthy Perspective on Being a Dancer Season 1: Episode 23 | 19:27 American Ballet Theatre dancer Daniil Simkin talks about his private training with his mother, how coming from a ballet family has affected his career, and the importance of work-life balance as a professional ballet dancer.
If Your Eyes Are Open to Inspiration the Earth Is Electric Season 1: Episode 21 | 15:12 Trey McIntyre, Artistic Director of the Trey McIntyre Project talks about challenging and pushing himself, artistic growth, and what he hopes to achieve with his work by striving to not repeat himself or…
SFB principal Maria Kochetkova tells the story of her move to San Francisco from Europe, why she decided to use social media to share her love of ballet, and talks about her ambition and work ethic.