Journey into the world of professional ballet, and discover what it takes to make it. Join your host, Kimberly Falker, as she interviews some of the world’s top dancers to find out where they started, the challenges along the way, and what it’s like to dance at the highest levels in ballet.
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Today Dr. Klapper discusses the second of two episodes on the history of dance competitions in the US. The first episode dealt with dance competitions more generally; this episode focuses on ballet competitions specifically.
Pirouettes from the Past
Balancing Pointe Podcast’s new mini series is called “Where are they now?”. On this series some of the earliest and most popular guests to were asked to send an update on what is gong on in their lives right now. On today’s episode we catch up with Jenelle Figgins. Since we last spoke with Jenelle, she has not only won the Princess Grace award but was also featured in numerous magazines. Jenelle has also made a shift from Dance Theatre of Harlem, leaving the city of NYC to now dance with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, where she lives and dances with nature.
Where are they now? Jenelle Figgins
Today, Balancing Pointe is so excited to bring you the VERY FIRST guest on Balancing Pointe podcast from December 2013! Balancing Pointe’s first guest is Dylan Gutierrez with the Joffrey Ballet. Dylan still holds such a special place with the podcast as he literally kicked off the the launch of the show. Kimberly admits to being VERY nervous! But as you’ll hear in the interview – Dylan was incredible.
Where are they now? Dylan Gutierrez
On this mini series, host Kimberly Falker provides an update on some of her most popular Balancing Pointe guests. On today’s episode, she shares New York City Ballet corps member Alexa Maxwell’s latest life update and then re-publishes Lexi’s amazingly inspirational interview from three years ago.
Where are they now? Lexi Maxwell
On this first of a two part series, Dr. Klapper discusses dance competitions in the United States. Today’s episode focuses more generally on competitions as a whole while next month’s episode will focus specifically on ballet competitions.