ABT Principal Dancer Angel Corella

Below a rare English language interview though Angel has done many in Spanish



Below,  Angel and Paloma Herrera discussing Don Quixote

Posted by Peter Quennell on 08/01/12 at 09:03 PM in Angel Corella
Click for Permanent Link

Sara Mearns, Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet

Posted by Peter Quennell on 08/01/12 at 08:44 PM in Sara Mearns
Click for Permanent Link

Former ABT Principal Mikhail Baryshnikov


Posted by Peter Quennell on 08/01/12 at 08:27 PM in Mikhail Baryshnikov
Click for Permanent Link

Former ABT Principal Alessandra Ferri (in French)


Posted by Peter Quennell on 08/01/12 at 07:35 PM in Alessandra Ferri
Click for Permanent Link

ABT Principal Dancer Roberto Bolle

Posted by Peter Quennell on 07/25/12 at 05:34 PM in Roberto Bolle
Click for Permanent Link

ABT Guest Star Polina Semionova

Interesting Polina, talky interviewer - see the video just below, Russian interviewers still seem best at bringing out the best.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 06/11/12 at 04:06 AM in Polina Semionova
Click for Permanent Link

The Bolshoi’s Principal Dancer Nikolay Tsiskaridze

An English-over example of the frank, self-confident Russian style of interview also seen in other videos below only in Russian

Posted by Peter Quennell on 06/08/12 at 07:09 AM in Nikolay Tsiskaridze
Click for Permanent Link

American Ballet Theater’s David Hallberg

Posted by Peter Quennell on 06/04/12 at 11:07 PM in David Hallberg
Click for Permanent Link

American Ballet Theater’s Paloma Herrera


Posted by Peter Quennell on 06/04/12 at 10:59 PM in Paloma Herrera
Click for Permanent Link

American Ballet Theater’s Misty Copeland


Posted by Peter Quennell on 06/04/12 at 10:57 PM in
Click for Permanent Link

Principal Cory Stearns Of The ABT

See Cory associate ballet with “cool icons”. US ballet seems ripe for this, European and especially Russian are further down the road.


Posted by Peter Quennell on 06/02/12 at 03:11 AM in Cory Stearns
Click for Permanent Link

American Ballet Theater’s Guest Star Alina Cojocaru



Not an interview but very revealing nevertheless. She was 15 competing at the Prix de Lausanne

Posted by Peter Quennell on 04/02/12 at 04:27 AM in Alina Cojocaru
Click for Permanent Link

Former American Ballet Company Principal Michelle Wiles


Posted by Peter Quennell on 04/01/12 at 06:36 AM in Michelle Wiles
Click for Permanent Link

Former ABT Principal Vladimir Malakhov

Posted by Peter Quennell on 01/02/12 at 05:52 AM in Vladimir Malakhov
Click for Permanent Link

Former ABT Principal And Balletmaster Susan Jaffe


Posted by Peter Quennell on 11/01/11 at 08:02 PM in Susan Jaffe
Click for Permanent Link

ABT Guest Star Ivan Vasiliev (All In Russian)




Posted by Peter Quennell on 06/01/11 at 01:51 AM in Ivan Vasiliev
Click for Permanent Link

ABT Principal Dancer Diana Vishneva (All In Russian)

Diana Vishneva’s interview in the excellent RU5.TV “Personal Belongings” series At least half of the best dancer videos are from Moscow or St Petersburg

Video 1 of 5

Video 2 of 5

Video 3 of 5

Video 4 of 5

Video 5 of 5

Posted by Peter Quennell on 03/04/11 at 03:12 AM in Diana Vishneva
Click for Permanent Link

(In Russian) Natalia Osipova At The Bolshoi

Part of the excellent Moscow series “Monologues About Themselves.” At least half of the best dancer videos are from Moscow or St Petersburg

Video 1 of 2

Video 2 of 2

Posted by Peter Quennell on 03/03/11 at 05:56 AM in Natalia Osipova
Click for Permanent Link

Veronika Part Of The American Ballet Theater

Posted by Peter Quennell on 11/29/10 at 01:07 AM in Veronika Part
Click for Permanent Link

Ethan Steifel Formerly With The ABT

Posted by Peter Quennell on 11/27/10 at 05:45 PM in Ethan Steifel
Click for Permanent Link

Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky Of The ABT

video 1 of 5

Video 2 of 5

Video 3 of 5

Video 4 of 5

Video 5 of 5

Posted by Peter Quennell on 11/26/10 at 07:08 PM in Maxim Beloserkovsky
Click for Permanent Link

Gillian Murphy Of The ABT

Posted by Peter Quennell on 11/25/10 at 06:06 PM in Gillian Murphy
Click for Permanent Link

David Hallberg Of The ABT

Posted by Peter Quennell on 11/25/10 at 03:45 AM in David Hallberg
Click for Permanent Link

Irina Dvorovenko Of The ABT

Posted by Peter Quennell on 11/23/10 at 10:51 PM in Irina Dvorovenko
Click for Permanent Link

Paloma Herrera Of The ABT

Posted by Peter Quennell on 11/21/10 at 02:58 AM in Paloma Herrera
Click for Permanent Link

(In Russian) Natalia Osipova On The Ballet Coppelia

Posted by Peter Quennell on 08/01/10 at 06:43 PM in Natalia Osipova
Click for Permanent Link

(In Portuguese) Marcelo Gomes Of The ABT


Best EVER interview with a dancer in English we’ve seen was with Marcelo Gomes on Tuesday 5 June. It was in the List Theater at Lincoln Center and so far as we could see was not taped. He’d already had a 25 hour day in rehearsal.

He talked about how he was attracted to jazz dance at age 5 in Manaus, halfway up the Amazon River, and several years later moved over to ballet when he moved to Rio to learn. His first paying role in ballet at age 16 was actually as a monk. In La Bayadere - by the ABT. Kevin McKenzie spotted him then and an offer to join ABT was actually made.

But his parents wanted him to see through his training year with the Paris Opera Ballet - which he loved. He also loved Paris.. Right after, he asked for another audition with the ABT but they took him “sight unseen” into the corps and he was doing solos soon and became a principal at 23.

He is really proud of learning extremely fast, and of his partnering to make the ballerinas look good. He talked kindly of partnering Natalia Osipova and Diana Vishneva, and he made partnering sound like a lot of fun with the silent dialogue that goes on. In time off, he travels, cooks, and looks after his miniature dachshund.

When asked from the grinning adoring audience who was the toughest, most fearless dancer he ever partnered, he hedged and then admitted “It had to be Nina”. Everybody really laughed. Really, a model interview. And a kind man.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 06/14/10 at 02:12 PM in Marcelo Gomes
Click for Permanent Link

(In Italian) Roberto Bolle Of The ABT

Posted by Peter Quennell on 03/31/10 at 01:46 PM in Roberto Bolle
Click for Permanent Link

Page 1 of 1 pages