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Inspired by big dreams, big let downs and authentic conversations with some of North America's most successful dancers; the Dance Podcast is a series of interviews designed to inspire, share and connect dancers pursuing a career in the industry.
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May 31, 2017

This episode is dedicated to the Evolution of You; the wandering, curious soul committed to big dreams and personal growth!

May 25, 2017

Chris Hale is Associate Director and Director of Education at Pushing Progress Contemporary Dance in NYC. He started out in the industry as a Triple Threat and at a young age,  established himself at one of the world's leading Dance Drop-In studios, Broadway Dance Centre. Chris talk about how he built up his classes in one of the largest dance communities in the world,  how his perceptive of a dancer's body and its functionality has evolved, and OF COURSE, we connect about Liz Gilbert and the act of following our Curiosity. 

May 17, 2017
What is the key to booking the job? How do you differentiate yourself? What are the "dos" and "don'ts" of reels? Paul Becker answers all of these questions and more!
By the age of 19, Paul choreographed his first commercial and by 21, his first feature film. It all propelled him to quickly become one of the worlds top choreographers. Considered to be a protégé; of the genius Kenny Ortega, Paul has worked alongside Mr.Ortega on several occasions, including recently when he choreographed the Ortega directed Jonas Brothers' concert World Tour as well as Disney's record breaking movie Descendants where they were nominated for a World Choreography Award in 2016. 
 
Paul is now touring throughout Canada with workshops and auditions to educate and cast the next generation of dancers! 
May 10, 2017
Taylor Ward, of True Dance Potential, has been creating dancer-specific strength and conditioning programs to support a dancer's body and development. Taylor's passion for dance was first sparked during her years of rigorous training under a nationally ranked high kick team. Well known for their athletic ability and stunning technique, winning national champions in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. To take her love of dance to the next level, in 2013, Taylor auditioned for a world renowned TV show: "So You Think You Can Dance". She was highlighted as one of their favorites in Los Angeles but due to injury could not continue. In light of this event she co-founded an elite training program, True Dance Potential, in hopes of increasing the longevity of dancers' careers as artists and athletes.
May 3, 2017
A sought-after choreographer and the Artistic Director of 02 the dance company, Sarah Dolan opens up about what it's like to navigate this unpredictable dance career. Sarah shares questions and answers to help all dancers find and build their artistic path. Listen now to hear Sarah's tips on your first steps entering a dance career, what inspires her choreography and what will make every job you do a great one.
 
More about Sarah- She has had the privilege of being part of numerous works and diverse dance shows. Sarah has had the honour of assisting Sean Cheesman on CTV’s So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Fox America’s So You Think You Can Dance, BBC’s So You Think You Can Dance UK and CBC’s Over the Rainbow. She has enjoyed being a part of Art On Ice as a Dancer and Assistant Choreographer/Creative Director, working with musical artist such as Jessie J, The Jacksons, Nelly Furtado, Tom Odell, HURTS and skating champions such as Tessa and Scott, Meryl and Charlie, Kurt Browning and Joannie Rochette. Sarah Dolan has served as the Artistic Director of O2 the Dance Company since it's creation in 2010. Her commitment to the art and its artists provide a critical framework under which the contemporary company and its members thrive.
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