EP0030 MINDLEAPS | GLOBAL

Mission MindLeaps uses dance to develop the cognitive skills and social-emotional learning of at-risk youth to ensure that they can succeed in school, enter the workplace and leap forward in life. About MindLeaps Founded in 2005 (as RDDC: Rebecca Davis Dance Company) by social entrepreneur Rebecca Davis, the company was originally based in Philadelphia with the goal of building awareness of social justice issues through … Continue reading EP0030 MINDLEAPS | GLOBAL

EP0029 TIM PODESTA | AUSTRALIA

Deeply rooted in the creative community, we hold our values dearly. Inclusiveness, diversity, purpose and authenticity are beliefs that drive us to go beyond. Projection Dance uses dance to make a difference, inspire change and be a fearless voice and active advocate for innovation and dialogue surrounding the development of arts at this time. We share a natural affinity with expressive movement; like all strong … Continue reading EP0029 TIM PODESTA | AUSTRALIA

EP0028 AHMAD JOUDEH | SYRIA

Meet Ahmad Joudeh, borne a stateless refugee from Syria he came to the Netherlands after the incredible documentary Dance Or Die. Watch this astonishing in depth interview, where he shares how he was born in a refugee camp, was stateless for 30 years, but loved dance and escaped problems by immersing himself into his passion. It is an incredible story of daily bombings, narrow escapes, … Continue reading EP0028 AHMAD JOUDEH | SYRIA

EP0026 CASEY HERD | BALLET RISING

Welcome to this special interview with Jozef Varga (Principal Het Nationale Ballet) and Casey Herd (Founder of Ballet Rising). We have heard many stories from dancers around the world, but what about the story of our own Casey? “when dancers stop dancing, they have to re-invent themselves” Learn in this interview how Casey started from difficult beginnings to go on to shine as Principal at … Continue reading EP0026 CASEY HERD | BALLET RISING

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

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