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Ballet Uncovered ~ Balancing Pointe Podcast

Kimberly Falker, Premier Dance Network

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Ballet Uncovered ~ Balancing Pointe Podcast

Ballet Uncovered ~ Balancing Pointe Podcast

Kimberly Falker, Premier Dance Network

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Uncover the world of Ballet and Dance with Balancing Pointe Podcast! Host Kimberly Falker interviews the world's top success stories in Ballet and Dance. From dancers, choreographers, writers, photographers and anyone who has "made it" in the world of Ballet and Dance, Kimberly shares their journey to the top and uncover's the secrets to their success.www.BalancingPointe.com

Latest Episodes

245 ~ Soviet Dancers defect to the U.S.

This episode explores the wave of Soviet dancers who defected to the United States and the West during the Cold War. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920(NYU Press, 2005);Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925(Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007); andBallots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940(NYU Press,2013). Her scholarship has been awarded grants and fellowships from an array of sources, including the American Jewish Archives, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women at Harvard University, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

16 MINJAN 15
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245 ~ Soviet Dancers defect to the U.S.

244 ~ The Dance boom in the United States

This episode is about the dance boom in the United States that lasted from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920(NYU Press, 2005);Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925(Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007); andBallots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940(NYU Press,2013). Her scholarship has been awarded grants and fellowships from an array of sources, including the American Jewish Archives, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Schlesinger Library ...

25 MIN2019 JUN 30
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244 ~ The Dance boom in the United States

243 - Early History of American Ballet Pt 2

This is the second of two episodes exploring the early history of American ballet. This episode covers some important developments at the beginning of the twentieth century that set up the growth of ballet in America. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920(NYU Press, 2005);Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925(Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007); andBallots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940(NYU Press,2013). Her scholarship has been awarded grants and fellowships from an array of sources, including the American Jewish Arch...

15 MIN2019 JAN 23
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243 - Early History of American Ballet Pt 2

242 - Early History of American Ballet Pt 1

Today is the first of two episodes about the early history of ballet in America. It covers the colonial period through the late nineteenth century. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920(NYU Press, 2005);Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925(Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007); andBallots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940(NYU Press,2013). Her scholarship has been awarded grants and fellowships from an array of sources, including the American Jewish Archives, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, the National Endowment for the ...

15 MIN2018 SEP 17
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242 - Early History of American Ballet Pt 1

241 - Pirouettes from the Past. Ballet in the Movies

On today's episode of Pirouettes from the Past, Dr. Klapperexplores the history of ballet in the movies. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920(NYU Press, 2005);Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925(Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007); andBallots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940(NYU Press,2013). Her scholarship has been awarded grants and fellowships from an array of sources, including the American Jewish Archives, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Schlesinger Library on the ...

18 MIN2018 MAY 23
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241 - Pirouettes from the Past. Ballet in the Movies

240 ~ Pirouettes from the Past. Ballet in Children's Books

Today Dr. Klapperdiscusses the Ballet in children's books. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920(NYU Press, 2005);Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925(Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007); andBallots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940(NYU Press,2013). Her scholarship has been awarded grants and fellowships from an array of sources, including the American Jewish Archives, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women at Harvard University, and th...

16 MIN2018 FEB 9
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240 ~ Pirouettes from the Past. Ballet in Children's Books

239 ~ Where Are They Now? Bald Ballerina ~ Maggie Kudirka

Balancing Pointe Podcast's new mini series is called "Where are they now?". On this series some of the earliest and most popular guests to were asked to send an update on what is gong on in their lives right now. On this episode of "Where are they now?", previous BalancingPointeguest MaggieKudirka, otherwise known as the Bald Ballerina shares with us her amazing life updates. Maggie was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer when she was only 23. At that time, the statistics were not in her favor as the life expectancy of a person with her diagnosis was only three years. We are all so thrilled to learn that Maggie recently celebrated her 3 year anniversary of survival after her difficult diagnosis. Maggie's passion for dance, education and spreading the word about metastatic is inspirational to all! Maggie certainly is an example on living life to the fullest! If you would like to show your support for Maggie, please stop by her website at: Bald Ballerina For more episodes ...

50 MIN2018 JAN 10
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239 ~ Where Are They Now? Bald Ballerina ~ Maggie Kudirka

238 ~Special Episode! The History Behind the Nutcracker!

Today Dr. Klapperdiscusses the history behind the iconic Holiday ballet, The Nutcracker. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920(NYU Press, 2005);Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925(Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007); andBallots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940(NYU Press,2013). Her scholarship has been awarded grants and fellowships from an array of sources, including the American Jewish Archives, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women...

18 MIN2017 DEC 22
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238 ~Special Episode! The History Behind the Nutcracker!

237 ~Where Are They Now? Lauren Fadeley Veyette

Balancing Pointe Podcast's new mini series is called "Where are they now?". On this series some of the earliest and most popular guests to were asked to send an update on what is gong on in their lives right now. On this episode of "Where are they now?", previous Balancing Pointe guest AND Premier Dance Network host Lauren Fadeley Veyette shares with us some updates in her life as a Principal dancer with Miami City Ballet. Following her update, you will her the original interview with Lauren and her husband Francis. This was such a vibrant interview and one filled with golden nuggets of advice! For more episodes and more dance related shows, visit the Premier Dance Network: Premier Dance Network Today's show was sponsored by: Bodywrappers

85 MIN2017 DEC 15
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237 ~Where Are They Now? Lauren Fadeley Veyette

236 ~ Dance Competitions in the U.S. ~ Part Two

Today Dr. Klapperdiscusses the second of two episodes on the history of dance competitions in the US. The first episode dealt with dance competitions more generally; this episode focuses on ballet competitions specifically. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920(NYU Press, 2005);Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925(Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007); andBallots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940(NYU Press,2013). Her scholarship has been awarded grants and fellowships from an array of sources, including the American Jewis...

18 MIN2017 DEC 1
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236 ~ Dance Competitions in the U.S. ~ Part Two

Latest Episodes

245 ~ Soviet Dancers defect to the U.S.

This episode explores the wave of Soviet dancers who defected to the United States and the West during the Cold War. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920(NYU Press, 2005);Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925(Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007); andBallots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940(NYU Press,2013). Her scholarship has been awarded grants and fellowships from an array of sources, including the American Jewish Archives, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women at Harvard University, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

16 MINJAN 15
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245 ~ Soviet Dancers defect to the U.S.

244 ~ The Dance boom in the United States

This episode is about the dance boom in the United States that lasted from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920(NYU Press, 2005);Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925(Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007); andBallots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940(NYU Press,2013). Her scholarship has been awarded grants and fellowships from an array of sources, including the American Jewish Archives, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Schlesinger Library ...

25 MIN2019 JUN 30
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244 ~ The Dance boom in the United States

243 - Early History of American Ballet Pt 2

This is the second of two episodes exploring the early history of American ballet. This episode covers some important developments at the beginning of the twentieth century that set up the growth of ballet in America. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920(NYU Press, 2005);Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925(Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007); andBallots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940(NYU Press,2013). Her scholarship has been awarded grants and fellowships from an array of sources, including the American Jewish Arch...

15 MIN2019 JAN 23
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243 - Early History of American Ballet Pt 2

242 - Early History of American Ballet Pt 1

Today is the first of two episodes about the early history of ballet in America. It covers the colonial period through the late nineteenth century. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920(NYU Press, 2005);Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925(Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007); andBallots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940(NYU Press,2013). Her scholarship has been awarded grants and fellowships from an array of sources, including the American Jewish Archives, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, the National Endowment for the ...

15 MIN2018 SEP 17
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242 - Early History of American Ballet Pt 1

241 - Pirouettes from the Past. Ballet in the Movies

On today's episode of Pirouettes from the Past, Dr. Klapperexplores the history of ballet in the movies. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920(NYU Press, 2005);Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925(Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007); andBallots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940(NYU Press,2013). Her scholarship has been awarded grants and fellowships from an array of sources, including the American Jewish Archives, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Schlesinger Library on the ...

18 MIN2018 MAY 23
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241 - Pirouettes from the Past. Ballet in the Movies

240 ~ Pirouettes from the Past. Ballet in Children's Books

Today Dr. Klapperdiscusses the Ballet in children's books. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920(NYU Press, 2005);Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925(Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007); andBallots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940(NYU Press,2013). Her scholarship has been awarded grants and fellowships from an array of sources, including the American Jewish Archives, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women at Harvard University, and th...

16 MIN2018 FEB 9
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240 ~ Pirouettes from the Past. Ballet in Children's Books

239 ~ Where Are They Now? Bald Ballerina ~ Maggie Kudirka

Balancing Pointe Podcast's new mini series is called "Where are they now?". On this series some of the earliest and most popular guests to were asked to send an update on what is gong on in their lives right now. On this episode of "Where are they now?", previous BalancingPointeguest MaggieKudirka, otherwise known as the Bald Ballerina shares with us her amazing life updates. Maggie was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer when she was only 23. At that time, the statistics were not in her favor as the life expectancy of a person with her diagnosis was only three years. We are all so thrilled to learn that Maggie recently celebrated her 3 year anniversary of survival after her difficult diagnosis. Maggie's passion for dance, education and spreading the word about metastatic is inspirational to all! Maggie certainly is an example on living life to the fullest! If you would like to show your support for Maggie, please stop by her website at: Bald Ballerina For more episodes ...

50 MIN2018 JAN 10
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239 ~ Where Are They Now? Bald Ballerina ~ Maggie Kudirka

238 ~Special Episode! The History Behind the Nutcracker!

Today Dr. Klapperdiscusses the history behind the iconic Holiday ballet, The Nutcracker. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920(NYU Press, 2005);Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925(Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007); andBallots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940(NYU Press,2013). Her scholarship has been awarded grants and fellowships from an array of sources, including the American Jewish Archives, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women...

18 MIN2017 DEC 22
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238 ~Special Episode! The History Behind the Nutcracker!

237 ~Where Are They Now? Lauren Fadeley Veyette

Balancing Pointe Podcast's new mini series is called "Where are they now?". On this series some of the earliest and most popular guests to were asked to send an update on what is gong on in their lives right now. On this episode of "Where are they now?", previous Balancing Pointe guest AND Premier Dance Network host Lauren Fadeley Veyette shares with us some updates in her life as a Principal dancer with Miami City Ballet. Following her update, you will her the original interview with Lauren and her husband Francis. This was such a vibrant interview and one filled with golden nuggets of advice! For more episodes and more dance related shows, visit the Premier Dance Network: Premier Dance Network Today's show was sponsored by: Bodywrappers

85 MIN2017 DEC 15
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237 ~Where Are They Now? Lauren Fadeley Veyette

236 ~ Dance Competitions in the U.S. ~ Part Two

Today Dr. Klapperdiscusses the second of two episodes on the history of dance competitions in the US. The first episode dealt with dance competitions more generally; this episode focuses on ballet competitions specifically. Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.She teaches American and women's history, with a focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and additional research interests in the history of childhood, the history of education, and American Jewish history. Dr. Klapper is the author ofJewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920(NYU Press, 2005);Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925(Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007); andBallots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940(NYU Press,2013). Her scholarship has been awarded grants and fellowships from an array of sources, including the American Jewis...

18 MIN2017 DEC 1
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236 ~ Dance Competitions in the U.S. ~ Part Two
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