#100 Stacey Tookey. Episode 100. Season 2 Finale.The Dance Podcast add
Episode 100 with Stacey Tookey! Can this get any better?! We talk NYC, Authenticity, Most Powerful moments on and off stage and knowing your worth (artistically and financially) with Emmy-nominated choreographer Stacey Tookey. She is a multitalented, Canadian-born director, choreographer and dancer who has worked with legendary musical artists such as Celine Dion, Bette Midler, Justin Timberlake and Michael Bublé. She performed as a member of Mia Michaels’ cutting edge dance company R.A.W., New York’s Parsons Dance Project, Ballet British Columbia, ChuThis and the Houston Grand Opera’s Carmen. She also earned the coveted role as assistant choreographer for Broadway’s A Few Good Men Dancin’ and was an original cast member for the entire five-year run of Celine Dion’s record- breaking show A New Day at Caesars Palace. Stacey’s passionate pieces on So You Think You Can Dance have earned her three consecutive Emmy nominations from 2010-12. She has also choreographed for Dancing With The Stars in the featured Macy’s Stars of Dance opening number.
#099 Create Your Work- Special AnnouncementThe Dance Podcast add
If it doesn't exist- you can create it. You can create your job. You can create your community. You can create the spaces that will hold all of your favourite people and deepest passions. Lauren shares how & why she continues to create new work and new opportunities. PLUS! An amazing special announcement not to be missed!
#099 Create Your Work- Special Announcement!The Dance Podcast add
If it doesn't exist- you can create it. Sometimes you create your job. You can create your community. You can create the spaces that will hold all of your favourite people and deepest passions. Lauren shares how & why she has does it AND there is an AMAZING special announcement not to be missed!
#098 You have Big Dreams? Listen up!The Dance Podcast add
If you have a Big Dream, a Goal, or feel a pull to try something, this episode is for you. Big Dreams often meet Big Resistance, so Lauren talks about what you need to know and dissects some tips and tools to help you go for it and get after it!
#097 Sarah Calvert. Dance Academic. Creator of International Dance Teaching Standards. Competition Director.The Dance Podcast add
She has a beautiful blend of Dance Experience, Academia and Entrepreneurialism and we cover it all. From the struggle of placing Dance as both a Sport and an Art, to to Performance Psychology, to Dance Program Development - Sarah shares her thoughts and experiences over the years. Sarah Calvert studied Contemporary Dance at Simon Fraser University and where she also received a second Bachelors degree in Education. She then graduated from the University of Victoria with a Masters Degree in Coaching Studies. During these studies she engaged in analytical and tactical research in Skill Acquisition, Motor Development and Performance Psychology as it applies to dance teaching when regarding “dance as sport.” It was during this time that the IDTS program was further developed to include subject topics such as Team Cohesion, Competitive Dance Issues and Biomechanics. Academically Sarah is now actively working towards a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of British Columbia. Sarah has taken it upon herself to stay current with certifications completing the Canadian Dance Teachers Association – Stage Division teacher certification, the Acrobatic Arts certification, the British Columbia Parks and Recreation Personal Trainers Certification, the National Coaching Certification Program Level III, Pre-School Coaching Certification Program and various workshops within the Educators Alliance.
#096 It's all about inspiration!The Dance Podcast add
Lauren shares her favourite podcasts, books, speakers and authours to fill up your inspiration bucket! From Living Your Best Life, to Business brilliance and nutrition gurus, Lauren wants to spread the love of goodness in hopes you will share yours too!
#095 Rory Freeman. Shaping Sound. Momix. Move: the initiative.The Dance Podcast add
A combination of passion, endless curiosity, undeniable strength and lif changing car accident leads has allowed Rory Freeman to build a remarkable career. Rory is currently touring with Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound on the brand new show “After The Curtain.” After receiving a BFA in Modern Dance from SUNY Purchase (NY) Rory travelled around the world performing with Momix, and recently performed in Sonya Tayeh’s first full-lengthshow in New York City called “You Still Call Me By Name.” Rory is also the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Move: The Initiative.
#094 Jocelyn Peden. Big Names. Big Events. Big Love.The Dance Podcast add
Jocelyn Peden has been a renowned name in the Canadian dance scene,boasting extensive dance, choreography, acting, and co-directing credits. From dancing with Janet to Co-Directing and Choreographing massive Opening and Closing ceremonies, Jocelyn shares her insights on audition tips, how to transition from dancer to director and how to do it all while building a family!
More on Jocelyn: Some of Jocelyn’s dance credits include working with Janet Jackson on the videos Rhythm Nation, Miss You Much and Alright. Her feature film credits include The Bodyguard, the 6th Day, Dudley Do Right, Toys and the Sixth Man. She has extensive NBA experience as a Los Angeles Laker Girl and director/choreographer for the Vancouver Grizzlies Extreme Dance Team. Jocelyn has worked with such artists as Paula Abdul, Vanessa Williams, Paul McCartney, Jay Leno, Whitney Houston, Steve Winwood & Bette Midler. Some of Jocelyn’s co-directing and choreography credits include the 2010 Parlympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies, 2010 Olympic Bid and Mascot Unveiling, Juno Awards, Legoland Theme Parks, Guangzhou China World Cultural Event, Cirque Pop, Bring on the Night, Rolling Thunder, the 93rd Annual Grey Cup and the Great Big Boo. She has also choreographed for international level figure skaters including Emanuel Sandhu.
#093 Lauren Ritchie. Let's Talk. Mental Health of our Community.The Dance Podcast add
This career and the many transitions, demands, and projects can sometimes leave Dancers feeling alone or anxious. Inspired by the Bell Let's Talk campaign in Canada, Lauren speaks to how our community can support each other, bring awareness to those around us who may be in need help, and why it is so important.
#092 Lauren Ritchie. What roots my coaching.The Dance Podcast add
Calling all teachers, coaches, mentors and parents. Lauren shares a Manifesto that grounds her in her teaching and inspires her to do better every day.
#091 Mickela Mallozzi. Emmy-Award winning Dance Traveller.The Dance Podcast add
Talk about building your dream job! Mickela Mallozzi was a studio trained dancer who took her two loves, travel and dance - and built them into the Emmy-Award winning tv series Bare Feet project. Mickela opens her heart and countless words of wisdom on: what do you do with the self-doubt that shows up when trying something new? how can you start to create your own dream job? what are the things you need to know in order to keep going when things get tough? This Boss Babe shares her heart, her stories and her passions with us!
#090 Michele Moss. Dance Professor. Jazz Lover. World Investigator.The Dance Podcast add
Co-Founder of an internationally acclaimed Jazz company (DJD) and University Professor of Dance, Michele Moss is a lover of all the world of dance. How do you build a successful dance company? How do you mentor young dancers from university into a career? What can we do for our bodies to create longevity? We cover it all. And talk about career envy! Michele has conducted ethnographic research in field sites such as Italy, Jamaica, Poland, India, Japan, Sénégal and The Gambia, West Africa as well as New York City, New Orleans, Winnipeg, Toronto, Victoria, Paris and Monréal to name a few locales. Her most significant ethnographic field sites are Guinée, West Africa and Cuba. Her professional training has her seek out many experiences including swing, salsa, house dance as well as educational and current training practices to enhance her studio practice. Her research mostly takes the form of creation projects but also includes textual projects, recently co-authoring chapters, with Dr. Jill Crosby, on the history of jazz in a Feb 2014 publication from the University Press of Florida called Jazz Dance: Roots and Branches. She greatly enjoys her U of C teaching assignments and finds the studio a vibrant place to be.
#089 Adulthood. Life's Biggest Surprises.The Dance Podcast add
The question asked was "What has surprised you most about Adulthood?". Lauren shares and reflects on navigating this dance career while we all find our feet as Adults!
#088 Adam Cates. Broadway Choreographer. Author of The Business of Show: A Guide to the Entertainment Business for the Performing Artist.The Dance Podcast add
He is the man with the answers! Well, him and the 100 esteemed working professionals that he interviewed while creating the book "The Business of Show". This book is dedicated to every dancer with a dream of pursuing a career and gives countless tips, advice and things to consider when becoming a pro. Adam Cates is a theatre, opera, & event choreographer and director, as well as educator & freelance writer residing in New York City. We talk about treating yourself as a business, typecasting (because it's a real thing), the "bold" decision he made that opened up his career, and he shares the intimate experience of what was happening the moment he felt like he truly made it. He was the associate choreographer of both the current Broadway hit ANASTASIA & the Tony-winning "Best Musical" A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER. he teaches at BDC and steps, and is co-wrote and choreographed THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY. I can't think of a better person to get the truest, most authentic answers from. More on Adam: On Broadway, Cates is the associate choreographer for the new musical Anastasia. His professional credits include the Tony Award-winning Broadway productions of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder and Anything Goes, national tours, network television series, grand and chamber operas, symphony concerts at Lincoln Center, off-Broadway plays, casino and cruise line entertainment More on The Business of Show: The Business of Show: A Guide to the Entertainment Business for the Performing Artist contains vital information for the career-driven performer navigating a career in today's entertainment industry. More than 100 successful actors, singers, dancers, directors, choreographers, artistic directors, producers, agents, and casting directors contribute current insightful facts on a wealth of topics--marketing, networking, type, strategy, auditions, education, social media, rejection, contract negotiations, rehearsal protocol, understudies, unions, agents, tax deductions, professional conduct, survival jobs, career transition, and much more--made accessible through humor, real stories, and to-the-point advice. With a fresh and honest focus, The Business of Show guides the reader down the path of pursuing dreams equipped with a comprehensive understanding of how show business actually works.
#087 Are you sure you want to send that?!The Dance Podcast add
You are your own business- are communicating that way?! Lauren breaks down helpful hints that can make or break getting a job. We can’t rely on our dancing to get us the work- from email intentions to tone- let’s put our best foot forward with electronic communication!
#086 Luis Javier Fuentes. Power Packed Cuban Ballet Boy.The Dance Podcast add
Luis Javier Fuentes is a small, but oh so mighty Ballet boy who is spreading his love of the Ballet Lifestyle across the world! What do you do when you don’t fit the Ballet mold ? What did sacrifice look like him and the young Cuban boys? Luis shares how his reaching approach has changed the lives of dancers in South Africa, Cuba and across North America!
#085 Anthony Morigerato. Operation Tap. World Record Holder. Artist.The Dance Podcast add
Anthony Morigerato is a Tap Dancer, Director, Emmy nominated Choreographer and the Founder of “Operation Tap”. We break down MAJOR topics, like Improv and it’s true technique, what every dancer and performer needs in order to achieve a FANTASTIC performance, how dancer’s should train to give themselves an edge, and what he sees as a fellow choreographer and adjudicator. His knowledge is deep, his experience is incomparable, and his observations are profound.
More on Anthony:
ANTHONY IS ALSO THE PRODUCER OF AM DANCE PRODUCTIONS WHICH HAS PRODUCED LIVE THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES AND FILM IN NYC SINCE 2006. AS A PERFORMER ANTHONY WAS A SOLOIST AND MEMBER OF MICHAEL MINERY’S TAPAHOLICS (2002-2012), THE LEAD TAP DANCER AND CHOREOGRAPHER FOR THE MUSICAL GROUP MATT AND ANTHONY (2009-2012), A SOLOIST AND ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER FOR STACEY TOOKEY’S STILL MOTION (2012-PRESENT), AND A GUEST ARTIST FOR VARIOUS FESTIVALS, BENEFITS, INDUSTRIALS, SEMINARS, AND PERFORMANCES SINCE 1999. ANTHONY HAS APPEARED AS A CHOREOGRAPHER AND OR A PERFORMER ON SEVERAL TELEVISION SHOWS INCLUDING AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, AND THE TONY DANZA SHOW.
#084 Stephanie Jansen. Casting Specialist at Celebrity Cruises Productions.The Dance Podcast add
What are the cruise ship show really like? Are there weigh-ins? How do you stand out in an audition? Does social media matter? We cover ALL of this and much more with Casting Specialist, Stephaine Jansen.
#083 Ray Leeper. Nuvo Director. SYTYCD Choreographer. Commercial Master.The Dance Podcast addRay Leeper is one of the most sought after teachers and choreographers in North America. Ray shares how the true realities of breaking into the business, his hardships transitioning into the professional world, how he had to deal with comparison (especially through the SYTYCD process) and how he creates his NUVO faculty and experience!
Ray's credits include working with numerous recording artists that encompass such names as: Elton John, Cher, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Geri Haliwell, Mai Karaki, Kelly Levesque, Queen Latifah, and Jihae. Ray also has a vast collection of commercial credits; to name a few: Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Hyundai, Saks, Levis, Northwest Airlines, Timberland, Planet Hollywood, Vision Street Ware and Pioneer Electronics. His work can be seen recurrently on television shows such as: All My Children, One Life to Live, Big Bang Theory, X-Factor UK, America?s Got Talent and season 8 of So You Think You Can Dance.
Ray has recently choreographed the Off-Broadway show Mental - the Musical and also other notable Off-Broadway shows, Inappropriate and Night Life. His movie credits include the VH1 movie They Shoot Divas, Don't They, starring Jennifer Beals and the short film This Island.
He has also been awarded the esteemed "Best Choreography Award" for his work on "Common Grounds" in the New York Musical Theater Festival and the prestigious "Gold Leo Award" for Excellence in Choreography" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. All of these experiences have given Ray a very broad breadth of knowledge in not only dance and choreography, but also in the intricacies and nuances of being a successful, working professional in "the Business", thus allowing him to draw upon and share this comprehension through his provoking, stimulating, and inspirational teaching style and classes.
#082 A conversation about Burnout.The Dance Podcast add
Julianna Veldtman, a coach and bff of Lauren, joins us for a casual conversation about Burnout. We can all only go full out for so long! Juliana and I talked about what to do when you are there, how to reset, and what will connect us with our values and needs!