EP0023 FLAVIO SALAZAR | COLOMBIA

Flavio Salazar, a native of Colombia, where he began his dance studies at the Instituto Colombiano de Ballet (Incolballet), He joined Ballet de Cali and also joined the faculty of Incolballet, having been certified by the National Ballet of Cuba to teach its methodology and pedagogy in ballet technique. Mr. Salazar went on to study at the Houston Ballet Academy as a full scholarship student … Continue reading EP0023 FLAVIO SALAZAR | COLOMBIA

EP0022 AURÉLIA SELLIER | SWITZERLAND

French from origin, Aurélia lives in Zurich where she has worked in various roles for large multinational companies, mostly in the field of leadership and organization development. She now is working as a freelance presence and public speaking coach. Initially from a Literature and Business academic background, a career break gave her the opportunity to make a dream come true: bring an artistic and philanthropic … Continue reading EP0022 AURÉLIA SELLIER | SWITZERLAND

🔒 BONUS CONTENT! CHOREOGRAPHER CONFRONTS THE TUNISIAN GOVERNMENT ABOUT STEREOTYPES OF DANCERS

For Nawel Skandrani, a dance leader and cutting-edge choreographer in Tunisia, the Covid-19 lockdown has brought episodes of financial uncertainty but also time to explore and to reflect. It also gave her clarity about her leadership role in strengthening the Tunisian dance community into the future. Taking time away from the stage has given her renewed energy as an advocate for dancers to the Tunisian federal government. Continue reading 🔒 BONUS CONTENT! CHOREOGRAPHER CONFRONTS THE TUNISIAN GOVERNMENT ABOUT STEREOTYPES OF DANCERS

🔒 BONUS CONTENT! SOUTH AFRICAN BALLET STUDENTS REFLECT ON SELF-ESTEEM, DISCRIMINATION, AND HOW DANCE TAUGHT THEM TO ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS

Students of Zama Dance School, a ballet dance school that serves South Africa’s townships, describe their experiences with ballet. Hear their experiences in their own words. Continue reading 🔒 BONUS CONTENT! SOUTH AFRICAN BALLET STUDENTS REFLECT ON SELF-ESTEEM, DISCRIMINATION, AND HOW DANCE TAUGHT THEM TO ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS

EP0021 SALLY CHANDRA | INDONESIA

Sally Chandra is the artistic director of Flamboyant Ballet School in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. Flamboyant Ballet School was founded by the late Mr. Eddy Soenarto, RAD, RTS. (12 May 1941 – 1 July 2014) on 1 November 1972. Graduated from Dutch Ballet Academy in 1983, he came back to Indonesia to share his knowledge and dance skill to Indonesian society. After more than 43 … Continue reading EP0021 SALLY CHANDRA | INDONESIA

BALLET BRINGS JOY AND LUNCH TO KIDS IN SOUTH AFRICA’S TOWNSHIPS

Zama Dance School was founded in 1984 in Gugulethu, a township in South Africa, with the goal of using ballet to build confidence among young children in South Africa living under apartheid. Ballet Rising’s contributor Lindsay Alissa King recently interviewed Zama Dance School’s director Andrew Warth about what the school and its students are up to today. Continue reading BALLET BRINGS JOY AND LUNCH TO KIDS IN SOUTH AFRICA’S TOWNSHIPS

EP0020 BRIANA + GREG | WEB MONETIZATION

In this interview Ballet Rising director Casey Herd discuss with fellow grantees, Briana Stuart and Greg Hannam, what is web monetization, how it works, and why it’s important for people in the dance industry to understand it as we shift into the digital world. We finish off with an introductory to the Grant For The Web and encourage our colleagues and fans to take a … Continue reading EP0020 BRIANA + GREG | WEB MONETIZATION

BALLET IN CAMBODIA

In 2012, British-born dancer, choreographer and teacher Stephen Bimson founded the English Ballet Theatre Cambodia in Phnom Penh. A former student of the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London, Bimson moved to Cambodia permanently in 2011. Today EBTC boasts a full staff and a growing community of students. In this interview, we talk with Bimson about why he started the school, what attracts his students to the school, and what his goals are for the future of the art form in Cambodia. Continue reading BALLET IN CAMBODIA