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201 ~Ask Megan! What are Megan’s favorite leotards?

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Megan Fairchild, Principal dancer with New York City Ballet answers listener’s questions every Tuesday. Today Katie asks Megan for some suggestions on leotards.

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202 ~ Pirouettes from the Past ~ Chapter Four

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This episode is about the five Native American ballerinas who had fabulous careers mid-20th century.  The idea for this episode came from a listener who wanted to know more about Maria  Tallchief.

Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She teaches American and women’s history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920 (NYU Press, 2005); Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925 (Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007); and Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women’s Activism, 1890-1940 (NYU Press,2013). Her scholarship has been awarded grants and fellowships from an array of sources, including the American Jewish Archives, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women at Harvard University, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

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200 ~ Balancing Pointe Podcast Celebrates 200 Episodes!!!!!!

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In Honor of the Celebration of Balancing Pointe’s 200th Episode, host Kimberly Falker takes us on her almost 3 years as a podcaster. You’ll hear some never been shared stories on how her early days in the creation of the podcast as well as the biggest lesson learned as a parent of an aspiring professional dancer.  In this episode Kimberly also dives in deep on the background of the Premier Dance Network which she launched in January 2016 as well as some unique perspective on each of the 8 shows currently featured on Premier Dance Network.  And finally, Kimberly tells us about the launch of her Patreon Campaign which is an incredible way for you, as a listener to show the support for both the Balancing Pointe Podcast as well as the other shows on the Premier Dance Network by becoming an official PDN Patron.  To find out more about the Patreon Campaign and to learn about the many rewards being offered to each patron, click on the links below.

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199 ~ Ask Megan! What is the best way to warm up?

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Megan Fairchild, Principal dancer with New York City Ballet answers listener’s questions every Tuesday. Today’s question come from Ella who wants to know suggestions on the best way to warm up.

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198 ~ Ask Megan! When is it time to go to a year round program?

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On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday.

Today’s question comes from Brida who wants to know when it is time to find a year round training program.

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197 ~ Ask Megan: what do you do when you lose a teacher?

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On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday.

Today’s question come from Giuliani whose teacher is leaving her studio. She is feeling devastated and is seeking advice from Megan.

Megan provides a thoughtful response.

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196 ~ Ashley Ellis ~ Principal Dancer, Boston Ballet & Founder of Rubia Wear

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On today’s episode Kimberly interviews Ashley Ellis LIVE in a quaint garden in South Boston, adjacent to the Boston Ballet studios.  Ashley is not only a Principal dancer with the Boston Ballet, but the founder of Rubia Wear leg warmers, one of the hottest items for every dancer these days.  Be sure to check out Ashley’s trendy and stylish leg warmers here:

Rubia Wear

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195 ~ Ask Megan! How to Stay in Shape During an Injury

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On each episode Megan answers YOUR questions each and every Tuesday.

Today’s question come from a Christy wants to know who to get back into shape after recovering from an injury.

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194 -Gina Pero: Dance-preneur, Elite Performance Coach, Speaker, former Radio City Rockette

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On this episode Kimberly chats with Gina Pero who will be The Premier Dance Network’s newest host to join her network of amazingly talented hosts.

Gina Pero has turned her pain from obstacles such as a brain injury, scoliosis, and reverse bullying into her purpose.  Going behind the curtain to learn about her and others personal experiences, influences, and triumphs will empower you to take action on the life you really want. The Gina Pero show will feature dialogue from family, professional colleagues, industry experts and performing artists,  as she goes beyond one’s achievements and into the journey each individual took to arrive at their current destination.

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192 ~ Ask Megan! What to do when your pointe shoe maker retires?

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Today’s question come from a Lana who wants to know what to do when a pointe shoe maker retires.  

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Do you have a question about Ballet?
YOU can be a part of the show by sending us your questions by clicking HERE:
 BalancingPointe.com 
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