36 episodes

Welcome to City Ballet The Podcast, an exploration of New York City Ballet where we'll journey through our history, delve into our new and existing repertory, and reveal insider tidbits.

Introduced by Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford, the six episodes in Season One of City Ballet The Podcast span three topics: New Combinations hosted by Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan, Hear the Dance hosted by Corps de Ballet Member Silas Farley, and See the Music hosted by Music Director Andrew Litton.

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    • 4.7, 95 Ratings

Welcome to City Ballet The Podcast, an exploration of New York City Ballet where we'll journey through our history, delve into our new and existing repertory, and reveal insider tidbits.

Introduced by Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford, the six episodes in Season One of City Ballet The Podcast span three topics: New Combinations hosted by Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan, Hear the Dance hosted by Corps de Ballet Member Silas Farley, and See the Music hosted by Music Director Andrew Litton.

    The Rosin Box: Ask the Dancer

    The Rosin Box: Ask the Dancer

    Hosts Claire Kretzschmar and Aarón Sanz wrap up this season of City Ballet The Podcast with their last episode of The Rosin Box, responding to a selection of questions submitted by NYCB Instagram followers. Along with Claire and Aarón, NYCB dancers Jared Angle, Teresa Reichlen, Lauren King, Meaghan Dutton-O’Hara, and Mary Elizabeth Sell answer—tune in for their responses .

    Thank you for listening to Season Five, and we’ll be back with new episodes in September. (40:00)

    • 39 min
    The Rosin Box: Injuries, Wellness and Fitness

    The Rosin Box: Injuries, Wellness and Fitness

    In this week’s Rosin Box episode, hosts Claire Kretzschmar and Aarón Sanz discuss injuries, wellness, and fitness—three important, intertwined aspects of a dancer’s development and ongoing practice. They are joined by NYCB’s Health and Wellness Coordinator, Marika Molnar, PT, LAC, who helped create the first physical therapy program for an American dance company in 1980; and Physical Therapist Dirk Hartog, DPT, whose cross-training classes continue to help NYCB’s dancers stay in shape remotely. (

    • 47 min
    The Rosin Box: Touring

    The Rosin Box: Touring

    Hosts Claire Kretzschmar and Aarón Sanz are back for another season of The Rosin Box, recorded remotely but with all the exclusive behind-the-scenes access intact. This week, NYCB dancers and longtime roommates Marika Anderson and Daniel Applebaum join the discussion, on touring: adjusting to new stages, packing performance necessities (and souvenirs), and the pleasures—and perils—of exploring new cuisines. Plus, Claire and Aarón answer a question submitted over NYCB's Instagram. (35:30)

    • 35 min
    New Combinations: Pam Tanowitz & Justin Peck

    New Combinations: Pam Tanowitz & Justin Peck

    This week’s New Combinations episode of City Ballet The Podcast features two recordings of Inside NYCB presentations made at Lincoln Center. The first is a conversation between choreographer Pam Tanowitz and NYCB Ballet Master Craig Hall; Tanowitz describes her collaborative approach to the rehearsal studio. Resident Choreographer Justin Peck is interviewed by former Miami City Ballet dancer Michael Breeden in the second half of the episode, reflecting on his personal history as a choreographer. (19:11)

    • 19 min
    Hear the Dance: Diamonds (Part 2)

    Hear the Dance: Diamonds (Part 2)

    In the second half of our two-part Hear the Dance on Balanchine’s Diamonds, host Silas Farley is joined by Principal Dancer Sara Mearns, who has performed the lead role for over 12 years with seven different partners. Mearns takes us through a detailed play-by-play of dancing this regal, demanding movement from Jewels, from the slow opening, which allows her to warm up, to the physically challenging dancing to come, and through to the triumphant, emotional conclusion. (36:15)

    • 36 min
    Hear the Dance: Diamonds (Part 1)

    Hear the Dance: Diamonds (Part 1)

    The newest episode of Hear the Dance is a special two-part discussion of Diamonds, the glittering final movement of Balanchine's Jewels, from the perspective of the lead ballerina. In this first installment, host Silas Farley interviews iconic former Principal Dancer Merrill Ashley, who recalls learning the corps role in her first season as a member of the Company, and the many factors that aligned in her eventually making her debut in the lead role. (36:33)

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

AG2329 ,

Wonderful

My favorite is the Rosin Box but I love all of the episodes. I love to hear about the music, the choreography and choreographers. It’s all great. It’s wonderful that the dancers’ voices are not only guests but also hosts.

NYCB Devotee ,

Love this!

Thanks to everyone involved in making these wonderful, fascinating and enlightening podcasts! Each of the episodes I’ve listened to has inspired me to learn more about things mentioned in that podcast. Extra kudos to Silas Farley for his talent as an interviewer, broadcaster and dance historian!

Happy Ham Fan ,

Wonderful podcast!!

Really enjoy hearing NYCB dancers and staff discuss their work!

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