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For those not keeping up, there are a number of excellent, long Conversations on Dance interviews with SFB dancers, choreographers and staff dating from the time of the Unbound Festival.

Listen to podcast interviews with Ana Sophia Scheller, Dwight Roden, Mathilde Froustey, Katita Waldo, Christopher Wheelon, Justin Peck, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Sofiane Sylve, Dores Andre, Ulrik Birkkjaer, Myles Thatcher, Ben Freemantle and  Julia Rowe (that I can remember), so far. There may be more to come because Michael and Rebecca talked about recording something like 24 interviews total.

Here's a link to the Ana Sophia Scheller interview:
https://conversationsondancepod.com/2018/06/18/ana-sophia-scheller/

Main interview list:
https://conversationsondancepod.com/listen-now/

EDIT: I've gone back and added direct links to the individual interviews above, and here are links to Lauren Strongin, Trey McIntyre, Luke Ingham and Jennifer Stahl (there are a few interviews that are combined together to make a single podcast). The ones I found particularly entertaining or interesting: Froustey, Sylve, Waldo, Roden, Freemantle and McIntyre, and Christoper Wheeldon's story about he first came to New York is a great one. But every interview will likely have information that is new to the listener.

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I see there's a new podcast interview on the SFB website -

The Meet the Artist Interviews now includes "Celebrating Jerome Robbins: Helgi Tomasson, Patricia McBride, Jean-Pierre Frohlich, Ellen Sorrin (host)"
[1:04:52 in length]

https://www.sfballet.org/explore/podcasts

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Natasha Sheehan has been interviewed by King Ferraro and Breeden for Conversations on Dance:

https://conversationsondancepod.com/2018/10/26/natasha-sheehan/

"In today’s bonus episode we are continuing our coverage of San Francisco Ballet at the Kennedy Center as they showcase 6 works from the company’s Unbound: a festival of new works.  Today’s episode was recorded in April when we were in San Francisco as these works all premiered.  We talk with new corps member, Natasha Sheehan about training at San Francisco Ballet School, joining the company, and her blog about healthy eating and wellness."

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On 10/30/2018 at 10:38 AM, Helene said:

This week's Conversations on Dance podcast episode is an interview with Sasha de Sola from the Kennedy Center last week:

https://conversationsondancepod.com/2018/10/30/sasha-de-sola/

The interesting point for me was the supposition that dancers with Jazz and Tap training tend to be better turners and are more fearless doing "tricks".

It would be great to see a chart of major company principals that listed their early dance training, so we could confirm the correlation.  ;)

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I just listened to this and found her explanation interesting, that (for some students) jazz training might give the dancer "permission" to take on the learning of turns and jumps while one is young and fearless (and maybe not yet too caught up in self-editing and perfectionism) and that later on, ballet training/technique can be layered onto that base to build the full package with all the finesse, so to speak. They also mentioned Tiler Peck as an example of a "jazzerina".

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A couple of worthwhile Pointes of View podcasts from the end of last season:

Classical, Neoclassical, and Contemporary Ballet with Principal Dancer Tiit Helimets
https://sfb-pov.fireside.fm/67

Episode 66: Creating Unbound
SF Ballet Writer Cheryl Ossola discusses the behind-the-scenes work of Unbound with General Manager Debra Bernard, Production Director Christopher Dennis, and Ballet Master Anita Paciotti.
https://sfb-pov.fireside.fm/episodes

SFB has redesigned their video and audio pages:

https://sfballet.blog/category/listen/

https://sfballet.blog/category/videos/

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