28 episodes

The Stage Rightside with James Whiteside (Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre) is an interview based foray into the interesting and often strange world of professional ballet. James speaks with fellow dancers, choreographers, costume designers, stage crew, makeup artists, you name it, in this comedic, yet informative podcast brought to you live from James' dressing room, backstage at the Metropolitan Theatre.

The Stage Rightside with James Whiteside James Whiteside, Premier Dance Network

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The Stage Rightside with James Whiteside (Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre) is an interview based foray into the interesting and often strange world of professional ballet. James speaks with fellow dancers, choreographers, costume designers, stage crew, makeup artists, you name it, in this comedic, yet informative podcast brought to you live from James' dressing room, backstage at the Metropolitan Theatre.

    Designer Jean-Marc Puissant

    Designer Jean-Marc Puissant

    James chats with costume and set designer Jean-Marc Puissant about his early work and creating the designs for Alexei Ratmansky’s “Of Love and Rage” which was slated to make its NYC debut at the Metropolitan Opera with ABT this spring. They discuss the joys of difficulties of working on this epic full length ballet.
     
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    James on Instagram
    JamesWhiteside.org
    Upcoming Performances

    • 53 min
    Xander Parish: Mariinsky Star

    Xander Parish: Mariinsky Star

    James chats with British dancer Xander Parish about his rise to principal dancer at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. They discuss hot topics such as Russian culture, Sergei Polunin, and more.
     

    Premier Dance Network website
     
    James on Instagram
    JamesWhiteside.org
    Upcoming Performances

    • 43 min
    Beatriz Stix-Brunell

    Beatriz Stix-Brunell

    Royal Ballet principal dancer, Beatriz Stix-Brunell, discusses self expression and the so-called ballerina mystique. She and James test out their Australian accents to mixed success. 
     
    Premier Dance Network website
     
    James on Instagram
    JamesWhiteside.org
    Upcoming Performances
     
     
     

    • 47 min
    Arthur Pita: South African Portuguese Brit

    Arthur Pita: South African Portuguese Brit

    James chats with choreographer Arthur Pita, with whom he had worked on the horror dance play “The Tenant”. They discuss “Showgirls”, disco dancing, and working in theatre and film.
     
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    James Whiteside website
    ABT website
    James Whiteside - Instagram
    James Whiteside - Facebook
    James Whiteside - Twitter

    • 47 min
    Marcelino Sambé, You Stay!

    Marcelino Sambé, You Stay!

    James chats with Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Marcelino Sambé about his rise to principality, his injury and how to find beauty in a bleak world.
     
    Premier Dance Network website
    James Whiteside website
    ABT website
    James Whiteside - Instagram
    James Whiteside - Facebook
    James Whiteside - Twitter

    • 39 min
    Harper Watters: Queen Bee of Houston Ballet

    Harper Watters: Queen Bee of Houston Ballet

    James chats with Houston Ballet soloist Harper Watters LIVE on Instagram in this special quarantined edition of The Stage Rightside. They talk about coming out, being different, and family acceptance. 
     

    Premier Dance Network website
    James Whiteside website
    ABT website
    James Whiteside - Instagram
    James Whiteside - Facebook
    James Whiteside - Twitter

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