The podcast where movers and shakers like you get the information and inspiration you need to navigate your creative career with clarity and confidence. Master mover, Dana Wilson, taps into 15 years of industry experience, and talks to some of the best in the entertainment biz, who have been there and done that so that you don’t have to… do it alone.
Ep #43 Find Your Stage with Joe Lanteri
Usually Joe Lanteri is the one making the introductions, but this week, I get to introduce you to him! The one and only Joe Lanteri! Joe is the man behind the most renowned training studio in New York City, he started one of the first (and certainly the finest) traveling dance conventions, NYCDA, and he is the founder of the foundation responsible for over 3.5 million dollars in college scholarships to young dancers across the country. Joe. Is. The. Man. And in this episode we get to find out what the man stands for. Joe talks about making decisions, the value of money, the value of working hard and he makes a strong point about priorities. Grab a seat (and a notebook) and ENJOY!
Steps on Broadway: https://www.stepsnyc.com/
NYCDA Foundation: http://nycdance.com/foundation
The Creative Habit: https://amzn.to/35cC04i
Intro: This is words that move me, the podcast where movers and shakers, like you get the information and inspiration you need to navigate your creative career with clarity and confidence. I am your host master mover, Dana Wilson. And if you're someone that loves to learn, laugh and is looking to rewrite the starving artist story, then sit tight, but don't stop moving because you're in the right place.
Dana: Hello, Hello, my friend. And welcome to the podcast. Or welcome back if you are returning. My name is Dana. This is words that move me and I'm jazzed that you are here. This episode is super special to me for so many reasons. We'll get into it. But first, today I'm celebrating a big win. But when I'm celebrating is that I have scheduled myself at vacation. And if you are listening to this on the day of its release, I am on that vacation and loving it, man. Even just talking about it now, I feel relaxed. I hope that you are finding time and space to relax as well on that note, actually, what's your win this week. What's going well in your world.
Alright. Awesome. Congrats, stellar job. Keep winning. All right. Now let's dive in. If you are a person that knows of me through NYCDA, which is the dance convention that I've taught for for years, then you are really in for a treat. If you do not know of me through NYCDS, you are also in for a treat, but if you're a dancing that came up through conventions, and if you're convention days were a movie, then my guest today is the voice of your movies trailer. I guarantee it. Today, I am joined by Joe Lanteri, the founder and CEO of NYCDA one of the first and finest dance conventions out there, If I do say so myself, he is also the executive director and co owner of Steps on Broadway. One of the largest and most renounced studios in New York City. Joe is my boss. Joe is THE boss and Joe is much, much more. So buckle up and enjoy this conversation with Joe Lantieri.
Dana: All right, Joe Lanteri, we are finally doing this. Welcome to the podcast.
Joe: Thank you, Dana Wilson. You know, I am honored to be sitting here and I would be lying to you if I didn't say that I am nervous, but I'm excited to do it.
Dana: Oh, I understand. Right. When you commit something to digital foreverness, there can, there can kind of be a nerves. Um, you and I can talk though, forever. So let's treat it as if we were on a convention weekend that had no classes
Ep. #42 WTMM X CLI with Heather Morris
Heather Morris and I talk about how dance lessons are life lessons...AND THEN we dig into all the things dance didn’t prepare us for. We talk about our paths that have landed us where we are today. We talk about success, failure, and we laugh through everything in between.
Heather Morris: https://www.instagram.com/heatherrelizabethh/CLI 2020 Experience: https://2020-experience.clistudios.com/
Intro: This is words that move me, the podcasts where movers and shakers, like you get the information and inspiration. You need to navigate your creative career with clarity and confidence. I am your host master mover, Dana Wilson. And if you're someone that loves to learn, laugh and is looking to rewrite the starving artist story, then sit tight. But don't stop moving because you're in the right place.
Dana: Hello? Hello, movers, shakers, friends, and family at this point, really, truly some of you guys that have been with me from the beginning, it really is starting to feel like family. I see you out there. Well, of course I don't actually see you. My field of view is almost entirely dominated by a microphone and a pop filter. I don't actually see you, but I so appreciate your engagement on social media. Over at words that move me podcast on Instagram is one of my favorite places to connect with you guys. I'm seeing such awesome daily doing out there. If you are new, by the way. Hi, hello and welcome daily doing might be a mystery to you as of now. That's probably because you haven't listened to episode number one or episode two strongly encourage you take a moment, go check those out. I mean, it's not essential listening, but that doing daily is definitely at the heart of the words that move me podcast community. I see you daily doers out there. I feel you. I appreciate you so much. All right. I'm jazzed as always about this episode. So I want to get into it, but first wins. Oh, by the way. Yes. If you're new, I start every episode by talking about wins. I think it's very, very important to celebrate wins, especially in the creative fields where our work is a reflection of ourselves, our human values, our emotional state and so on and so forth. And we are especially critical of our own work. We're critical of our work. We're critical of ourselves. It definitely pays to celebrate your wins. Even the small ones, especially the small ones. Man, they are money in the bank. So let's invest together. Today the win that I am celebrating is that I am taking responsibility for the living things in my home. Let me explain. I do not have any human babies or children or teenagers or adults actually, for that matter. I don't have any pets. What I do have are plants. And what I don’t have is a very green thumb. Historically in my life It's been hard for me to keep plant objects alive. Maybe it's part of me. Maybe there's a hint. Maybe I consider them objects, not living beings. Um, I struggle with plants. It used to be because I was in and out of town a lot I had a pretty irregular schedule and then the COVID crisis. Okay. Can't use in and out of the house as an excuse. So what is it really? I think for me, it was that I simply didn't know what to do or when. What's too much water?What's not eno
Ep. #41 Your Voter Checklist
This episode is a voter checklist! NOTE: If you are 18 and have figured out how to order food online, you are absolutely capable of registering to vote. If you have ever done a jigsaw puzzle with more than 11 pieces, you are capable of following this checklist. Furthermore, if you are a person who is interested in freedom, it is your duty to follow this checklist.
Pledge to register to vote: https://www.vote.org/pledge-to-register/
Become a poll worker: https://www.eac.gov/help-america-vote#section-sign-up
Check registration: https://www.vote.org/am-i-registered-to-vote/
Register to vote: https://www.vote.org/register-to-vote/
Register reminders: https://www.vote.org/election-reminders/
Polling place: https://www.vote.org/polling-place-locator/
How to Vote in Every State: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7SMwipBlDwBPEwxq8QD8sw
Make your voting plan: https://www.ballotready.org/
Track your ballot: https://ballottrax.com/
Intro: This is words that move me, the podcast where movers and shakers, like you get the information and inspiration. You need to navigate your creative career with clarity and confidence. I am your host master mover, Dana Wilson. And if you're someone that loves to learn, laugh and is looking to rewrite the starving artist story, then sit tight. But don't stop moving because you're in the right place.
Dana: Hello. Hello and hello. Welcome to Words That Move me. I'm Dana. And this is my super tired voice. Today was a seven hour zoom day. I was in seven hours of audition callbacks and man, no, man. I'm speaking at my computer screen apparently is something that I do not have much stamina for. I'm working. I'm learning, I'm getting better at it. And I am so stoked about the subject of this podcast today. Tired voice or not. I am here with some important information.
If you are listening to this podcast on the day of its release, October 3rd, 2020, then voting day is exactly one month away. And you may be a little overwhelmed right now by all of the pressure, not just to vote, but to make an informed vote. You may be thinking “God, everyone is telling me to vote, but nobody is telling me how.” Well I am certainly not going to tell you how to vote. And by that, I mean for whom you should vote, but I'll leave that up to social media. Kidding. Not really. I did just discover that advertisers spent $1.4 billion on digital political ads during the 2016 election. Whoa, honestly, though, that makes sense. Think about how much time you spend on the internet. How much time do you spend scrolling? That's where you spend your time. That's where they're going to put their ads. I guess it makes perfect sense. Which brings me to my win for the week. My win this week is that I learned a lot by watching the Social Dilemma on Netflix, highly, highly recommended. Yes, so
Ep. #40 Partnering Solo with Taja Riley
This episode shines a light on talent, transition, and trauma. Taja Riley and her alter, Kim Visions, join us to talk about our responsibility to create (the work of our dreams, and a legacy for the future), but we also discuss our responsibility to dismantle… our stigmas around mental health. Please continue with curiosity and compassion… and enjoy!
Mental Health Resources:
National Institute for Mental Health: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/find-help/index.shtml
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Helpline: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health: https://dmh.lacounty.gov/our-services/
Mental Health America Alternative Medicine: https://www.mhanational.org/complementary-alternative-medicine-mental-health-conditions
Mental Health Services (CA) https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/Pages/MentalHealthPrograms-Svcs.aspx
Intro: This is words that move me, the podcast where movers and shakers, like you get the information and inspiration. You need to navigate your creative career with clarity and confidence. I am your host master mover, Dana Wilson. And if you're someone that loves to learn, laugh and is looking to rewrite the starving artist story, then sit tight, but don't stop moving because you're in the right place.
Dana: Hello everybody. And thank you for being here today. I'm Dana. This is words that move me and I'm jazzed about this episode. Yes. Um, if you are new to the podcast, I start every episode with wins. I'm going to tell you mine, and then I'm gonna leave you a little bit of time to tell me yours this week. My win is that I have graduated from a coach certification program. Yes, I am now a certified coach. My area of interest and specialization is in career coaching specifically for individuals in art and entertainment, which if you've been listening to this podcast for a while, should come as no surprise to you. Um, if you're curious about what career coaching is, what coaching is in general or what it might look like to work together, head on over to theDanawilson.com/coachcurious, that is theDanawilson.com/coachcurious. Okay, that's my win. Now you go, what's going well in your world.
Alright. Nicely done. Way to go. Congrats. I'm proud of you. Keep on crushing it. Okay. Today I am joined by my longtime friend, Taja Riley and her alter Kim Visions. In this episode, we get to learn about the Riley record industry, Royal family, and we discuss mental health. I learned so much about stigmas that most of us carry around mental health disorders and the importance of really personalized treatment. Really. I actually learned the importance of listening, and I hope that you enjoy and learn from listening in on this conversation with Taja Riley and Kim Visions.
Dana: I’m so excited to be doing this thank you so much for joining me on the podcast today. Um, I, this is, this is common practice. I like to have all of my guests introduce themselves. So have at it my friend. What would you like us to know about you?
Ep. #39 Holding the CREATIVE Space
Either you KNOW an overactive listener, you ARE an overactive listener or BOTH! This episode is dedicated to the importance of neutrality and HOLDING THE SPACE (for yourself, for others, and for the project!)
The Overactive Listener by Caitlin Reilly: https://www.instagram.com/p/CEpuG81pnQs/
Dr. Katrina Ubell's Podcast: https://katrinaubellmd.com/podcast/
Man Talks Podcast: https://mantalks.com/
In the Heights: https://www.intheheights-movie.com/
Intro: This is words that move me. The podcast were movers and shakers. Like you get the information and inspiration. You need to navigate your creative career with clarity and confidence. I am your host master mover, Dana Wilson. And if you're someone that loves to learn, laugh and is looking to rewrite the starving artist story, then sit tight, but don't stop moving because you're in the right place.
Dana: Hello. Hello, everybody. Welcome to words that move me. I'm Dana and I am so stoked that you are here. I'm stoked to be talking to you. Number one, because the subject matter of this episode is near and dear to my heart. I think it's very important, very valuable, but number two, because right now I am talking to you from my homemade podcast booth, which I have appropriately named the pod. Um, my husband and I worked on it together. And I think it sounds really great. I dunno, you tell me, I would love to hear some feedback either over @wordsthatmovemepodcast on Instagram, or you are always welcome to leave a comment on theDanawilson.com/podcast Also, if you're digging what you're hearing, I'm not sure. I think, I think my listeners are pretty split 50, 50 half of you guys over listening on Spotify. And half of you are listening on Apple podcasts, but if it sounds great, if you're digging what you're hearing in terms of quality and content, please do leave a review and a rating. Download these episodes, keep them with you all the time. I do so appreciate it. Your reviews and your ratings help other people find the podcast more easily so it really is so, so helpful to me and to the community. Appreciate that. Um, okay. If you're new, let me introduce the format of the show. I usually begin every episode with wins. I think it's really important to celebrate what's going well in all of our worlds, especially in times where it might seem like nothing is going well. It's important to celebrate your wins no matter how big, no matter how small. So this week I will start by celebrating my larger than a bread box size win, which is my podcast studio. I'm so jazzed about it. It feels so good. So glad to not be crammed in my closet, ruffling against items and jackets and, you know, rubbing my shins up against this awkwardly sized step stool so that I can be at the right height to reach a microphone, the pits. Um, now I am not crammed in a closet. I am actually standing very comfortably in front of a closet and inside of this awesome booth that reminds me of my husband and all of his many talents. So that is my win today. Now it is your turn. What's going well in your world.
Oh right. Congrats. Keep winning. I'm so proud of you. All right. Now in episode 36, the ass
Ep. #38 WTMM x CLI with Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith has an interesting view of the industry, validation, and fame. This episode diggs into all that and more. We go deep on dance as an art/ sport, the Black Lives Matter movement, Daily Routines, personal style, and GRATITUDE. I can’t wait for you to hear this master-peace of an episode. Enjoy!
Joshua Smith: https://www.instagram.com/dancer_boysmith/
CLI 2020 Experience: https://2020-experience.clistudios.com/
Intro: This is words that move me. The podcast where movers and shakers, like you get the information and inspiration. You need to navigate your creative career with clarity and confidence. I am your host master mover, Dana Wilson. And if you're someone that loves to learn, laugh and is looking to rewrite the starving artist story, then sit tight. But don't stop moving because you're in the right place.
Dana: Hello, Hello, good people. And how are you? I'm Dana. And this is words that move me. Welcome back. If you are a regular and welcome, welcome If you're new here, I am so stoked to be talking to you today. And as always, I am jazzed about this episode, but of course we're not jumping right in. Oh no, that would be rude. It's like dancing. Before you warm up, I'm going to give you this warm up. This is where I'd like to start today. Today, I'm starting with my win, which is very common practice here at the podcast. We always start with a win, but this win comes with a very deep and personal story. Six years ago, my two best friends, Megan Lawson, Jillian Myers, and myself created I'll call it a whimsy. We created a whimsy that we now call the seaweed sisters. We are a dance… Well, you know what? I'll take that back. We are a trio. We are a trio that dances. We are a trio that makes things. We are a trio that teaches. We are a trio that performs. And now I can say we are a trio that inspires. Here comes the, win just a few days ago, I got a FaceTime call from my sister. I'm always very excited when those happen. No offense, SIS, but I'm even more excited when I hit accept and it's my niece taking up the full frame, not my sister. So my niece is seven. I believe. Well, seven and a little bit more than a half. I think she turns eight in January. She called me as if she was like producing a film. She said, Dana, do you have a minute to talk? I was like for you. Absolutely. And she goes, I have a question. I think you're going to like it. I was like, okay, I can't wait. And she goes, how did you do the seaweed sister's video. The one in the pool. The first one, I was like A. I love that. You remember my group, the seaweed sister. She's been watching these videos since she was born B. I'm so glad that she knows that the first one was the one that happened in the pool. Although on a technicality, we've done two that involved pools, but only one that involves a pool with water. I digress. Number three. I love that. She wants to know how I made it and that she thinks I can tell her the answer to that over a FaceTime call. This is great. I say, why, why do you ask? And she said, well, well, Charlotte and I, Charlotte is her sister, my niece, who's younger, Charlotte and I are creating her words. Exactly Charlotte and I are creating the fishy sisters. And we would like to remake your seaweed sisters video. So I'm going to need to know how you did that. And I was like, amazing. This is great. Okay. Well, first you're going to need, um, costumes. So we talked about what her costumes are goi
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Words That Move Me is a guide for all dancers and creative types trying to navigate this ever-changing industry. With insight from multi-talented host, Dana Wilson and her list of industry leading guests. Dana explores everything from creating your own content, preparing for headshots and auditions, the importance of branding and cross training to analyzing your own self talk and having difficult conversations with loved ones.
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Dana and her many fabulous guests take you on the honest and incredible journey of working a successful, creative life. Get ready to take some serious notes because these are not just dance lessons but life lessons.
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