12 episodes

Make the most of your pre-professional ballet journey with GET TO THE POINTE! Hear from students in the final steps of their pre-professional ballet training to those embarking on a career in a professional company, as they reflect on what worked for them in the current training environment. Hear about a range of topics that impact ballet students from training styles to the decision to participate in competitions, Summer Intensives, burn out, healthy habits, and so much more! Join the conversation by submitting your questions via Instagram, @GetToThePointe_Pod ! Hosted by Kali Kleiman. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gettothepointe-pod/support

Get To The Pointe with Kali Kleiman Kali Kleiman

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Make the most of your pre-professional ballet journey with GET TO THE POINTE! Hear from students in the final steps of their pre-professional ballet training to those embarking on a career in a professional company, as they reflect on what worked for them in the current training environment. Hear about a range of topics that impact ballet students from training styles to the decision to participate in competitions, Summer Intensives, burn out, healthy habits, and so much more! Join the conversation by submitting your questions via Instagram, @GetToThePointe_Pod ! Hosted by Kali Kleiman. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gettothepointe-pod/support

    GET TO THE POINTE-EP 12 W/ CAROLINE LOVE

    GET TO THE POINTE-EP 12 W/ CAROLINE LOVE

    One part inspiration, two parts humble determination, and lots of bits of great advice, audition tips, and stories of grit and grace and you've got Caroline Love!  A first year student at Ballet West Academy with roots in Dallas, Texas! Caroline shares how a late start provided her with loads of dedication!  Competitions were always about the experience and the take-aways, and because she stayed true to herself and her goals, she received interest from multiple schools and had the ability to choose where she wanted to be.  In this world, doing what you are passionate about is the prize, and doing it where you choose to do it, is like the icing on the cake!    Enjoy sweet Caroline!

    This episode is sponsored by our friends at Unica Dancewear!


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    GET TO THE POINTE-EP 11 W/JAMAII MELVIN

    GET TO THE POINTE-EP 11 W/JAMAII MELVIN

    Episode 11 turns out to be a cleansing breath of fresh air, as we discuss sexual and cultural diversity in the arts, the benefits of performing arts high schools, programs like the National YoungArts Foundation, competitive dance, mental health, and the realization that BALLET is a essential building block of technique for contemporary dancers specifically.  There is so much to discuss when it comes to growth and understanding of ourselves and this beautiful artform!  Join us in a discussion you are already apart of!

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    GET TO THE POINTE-EPISODE 10 W/ASHLEY LEW

    GET TO THE POINTE-EPISODE 10 W/ASHLEY LEW

    In Episode Ten, I am joined by the lovely Ashley Lew, who happens to be one of my very first ballet friends that I met at YAGP finals when I was ten! Ashley has a training journey that many will be able to identify with! She shares that body image, mental health, FAITH, and family are all important aspects of your training journey! Finding the right balance of these important aspects may be hard to find, but “if it’s part of GODS plan for you, HE will make a way”, says Ashley! Her faith is a beautiful reminder and I’m so excited for you to hear!


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    • 1 hr 32 min
    GET TO THE POINTE-EP 9 W/OLIVIA TWEEDY

    GET TO THE POINTE-EP 9 W/OLIVIA TWEEDY

    A perfect episode to get you in the holiday spirit!  Olivia shares her journey, and her gratitude for the opportunities that have been placed in front of her is overflowing!  Gratitude is one of the surest ways to live a happy life, and Olivia is beyond happy as a American Ballet Theatre Studio Company Member!  ABT Studio Company Director, Sasha Radesky and faculty were able to pull off the impossible and create a safe and healthy bubble for the Stu.Co. members this semester, and the result is something magical!  You'll be able to see  Olivia and the rest of Studio Company's work in the New Year; although it was reportedly more fun than work!  Enjoy the episode and Merry Christmas to all!  May the new year bring us closer together and back on stage!


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    • 44 min
    GET TO THE POINTE-LIFE UPDATE

    GET TO THE POINTE-LIFE UPDATE

    Just when I thought that 2020 was looking up, she had another surprise in store for me!  I had to hit the pause button on the PODCAST and on training for a few weeks, but getting back into the swing makes those few days in November seem like a hazy dream.  Gigi Horton-Sibble and my mom, Megan, help me tell the story.  Don't worry, your regular guest will return shortly! 


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    • 57 min
    GET TO THE POINTE-EP 8 W/JACKSON BAYHI

    GET TO THE POINTE-EP 8 W/JACKSON BAYHI

    This week we are joined by Texas Ballet Theatre newcomer Jackson Bayhi!  This native Houstonian's journey began with ballroom then took a turn to ballet, at 16 years old!  He got a late start and jumped in at the age when his peers were getting very serious, and didn't let a couple of "no's" detour him!  Jaxx took the momentum he could feel around him and channeled all of his energy into improving and learning ballet technique!  Jackson's a born entrepreneur at heart and he shares his thoughts on preparing to support his passion for this ballet life while innovating in other areas!  He also shares about Summer Intensives and the transition from student to Studio Company Member and beyond!  His high energy and big ideas make him so much fun!  

    This podcast is owned and operated by Kali Kleiman. It does not represent the views, positions, or opinions of any of the schools, businesses, or the company’s that my guests or I are have attended or are currently associated with. All audio is property of Kali Kleiman and not for private use, unless written authorization is obtained.

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    • 1 hr 12 min

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