DanceWear Corner is pleased to partner with Conversations on Dance, a podcast with an insider access to the world of professional ballet dancers.
Conversations on Dance was created and is hosted by Miami City Ballet dancer, Rebecca King Ferraro and former Miami City Ballet dancer, Michael Sean Breeden. Each episode brings a unique and behind-the-scenes perspective into ballet, choreography, costuming, lighting and even the education of dancers nationwide. To date, Rebecca and Michael have hosted 42 episodes. While a handful of podcasts are information from Michael and Rebecca themselves, a majority include engaging guests such as principal ballet dancers, artistic directors, costume designers, dance critics, dance historians and educators from a variety of companies and theaters.
Born from pre-performance talks at the Miami City Ballet, Michael and Rebecca felt they could take these informative sessions to a broader audience. Rebecca states, “We developed the idea to make each episode a casual and light conversation on the different elements of the professional ballet world.” (4dancers.org) She is passionate about bringing audience and fellow dancers alike behind the scenes into the world of ballet through social media and the Conversations on Dance Podcast.
Michael, on the other hand, explores his inquisitive thirst for knowledge through the podcast. He explains, “If I can share [knowledge] and inspire someone in the way that I’ve so often felt inspired by the art, then I think the podcast will have done its job.” (4dancers.org) Additionally, he hopes the podcast can assist dancers in important decisions, such choosing summer intensives or college programs.
Between Rebecca’s passion and Michael’s desire to share knowledge, the Conversations for Dance podcast a must-listen for aspiring and experienced dancers as well as lovers of dance. Find the Conversations on Dance Podcast on iTunes, Google Play or directly on the Conversations on Dance Website.
Follow Conversations on Dance’s Rebecca and Michael on Instagram where they post updates and giveaways.
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