A backstage look at the faculty, alumni, and students of Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in Bethlehem, PA. You can find more information about PYB on our website https://www.bglv.org/ and Instagram @pyb_bglv. To contact us, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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An interview with Olivia Quiros
Join us Backstage with PYB for an interview with Olivia Quiros. Olivia is a current PYB advanced level student. She will be performing the role of Peter Pan in the upcoming spring production. You can find more information about Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley at bglv.org or on Instagram @pyb_bglv or Facebook @Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley/Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
For tickets and event information go to https://zoellner.cas.lehigh.edu/content/pennsylvania-youth-ballet-presents-peter-pan-0 including a special group rate for groups of 8 or more https://www.bglv.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Peter-Pan-Group-Tickets-Order-Form-2022.pdf
An Interview with Diane Wittry and Karen Knerr
Join us Backstage with PYB for an interview with Diane Wittry and Karen Knerr. Ms. Wittry is the music director and conductor of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra. She discusses her education, career, and the upcoming Allentown Symphony Orchestra performance of Ravel's Mother Goose ballet and Bolero on March 12-13. You can learn more about Ms. Wittry at dianewittry.com. You can find more information and tickets for the Allentown Symphony at millersymphonyhall.org.
Episode 1: An Interview with Julio Alegria
Join us Backstage with PYB for an interview with Julio Alegria. Julio tells us about his early dance training, performing, and teaching career. Julio has recently joined the PYB teaching staff! You can read more about Julio at https://www.bglv.org/about-us/teachers/bglv.org or @NEPAballet on Facebook.
Episode 17: An Interview with Amy Browne Smith
Join us Backstage with PYB for an interview with Amy Browne Smith! Amy tells us about her dance history, career, and how she became a founding member of Tap Ties! Amy will be teaching all six weeks of PYB's summer intensive. To see more of Amy, visit her Facebook page @amybrownesmith. You can see more of Tap Ties and Amy here, and you can also find Tap Ties on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @tapties.
Episode 16: An interview with Tim Fox
Join us Backstage with PYB for an interview with Mr. Tim Fox. Tim tells us about his dance education and training as well as his professional dancing and teaching career. He will be teaching during the last week of the PYB summer intensive. You can find him on instagram @timfox_dance or @danceindustry
Episode 15: An inteview with Darren McIntyre
Join us Backstage with PYB for an interview with Darren McIntyre. He tells us about his dance education and his career as a performer as well as a director and choreographer. He also discusses dealing with bullying, rejection, and body image issues. Darren will be teaching during the fourth week of the PYB summer intensive.
To learn more about Darren go to www.darrenmcintyre.webs.com or find him on instagram @darren.c.mcintyre
Episode 14: An Interview with Amy Brandt
Join us Backstage with PYB for an interview with Amy Brandt! Amy will be teaching during the first week of the PYB summer intensive. She danced professionally with Milwaukee Ballet and The Suzanne Farrell Ballet. She is currently the editor in chief of Pointe Magazine. She tells us about her dance education, professional dance career, and her writing and journalism career.
For more information about Pointe Magazine, click here.
To see Amy's column, Ask Amy, click here.
You can also check out Pointe Magazine's Instagram @pointemagazineofficial.
Episode 13: An Interview with Elisabeth Holowchuk Sollog
Join us Backstage with PYB for an interview with Elisabeth Holowchuk Sollog. Elisabeth tells us about her dance training, her professional dance career, and education and career as an accountant.
Episode 12: An Interview with Madelyn Dundon
Join us Backstage with PYB for an interview with Madelyn Dundon! Madelyn is a PYB alumnus and a singer, dancer, and actress. She tells us about her dance education, career, and her other exciting upcoming projects.
To see more of Madelyn, you can find her on Instagram @madeydundon. To check out Getting Grace, you can find the trailer here. To see a video of Madelyn performing in West Virginia University’s Modern Movement, Museum from Home, click here.
Episode 11: An Interview with Jennifer Altemose
Join us Backstage with PYB for an interview with Jennifer Altemose! We discuss Jennifer’s background and family. She also gives us an inside look at the PYB performances and community outreach programs.
Episode 10: An Interview with Lauren Fadeley
Join us Backstage with PYB for an interview with Lauren Fadeley! Lauren performed the role of Sugar Plum Fairy alongside her husband, Francis Veyette, in the PYB 2015 Nutcracker. In this interview, we discuss Lauren's dance career, her online ballet school, The Veyette Virtual Ballet School, and balancing being a mom and a dancer. You can find Lauren on Instagram @lfadeley. For more information about The Veyette Virtual Ballet School, you can visit their website at www.veyettevirtualballetschool.com or on Instagram @veyettevirtualballetschool.
Episode 9: An Interview with Natalie Hedrick
Join us Backstage with PYB for an interview with Natalie Hedrick, a former PYB student. We discuss Natalie's dance training, options for dance and school after high school, and Natalie's favorite books and movies. Kristin Dundon returns for the "Ask Olivia" segment and asks us what our favorite podcasts are. To see more of Natalie, visit her Instagram @nat_hedrick98
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