Original Content

Miami Dance Hub’s mission to excite, educate, and engage dance audiences and organizations is further supported by our programming. Here you will find interviews with local and national arts-oriented personalities featured regularly in our podcast and video series, as well as formal forums presented in our salon series.  

Tête-à-Tête Podcast

Our podcast series features deeper discussions with arts leaders on trending topics in the dance world.

Tête-à-Tête: Sydney Skybetter

November 2, 2020

This week we hosted Sydney Skybetter, a former dancer with a background in emerging technologies, who was online navigating digital dance long before the rest of us joined the pandemic-inspired virtual stage. Listen to Sydney forecast the possible future of choreography with AI, robots, and body mapping technology, hear his thoughts on where dance should head next, and listen to his advice on the pitfalls of advanced technology and why intersecting with dance is critical. For more information on Sydney visit www.skybetter.org

Tête-à-Tête: Adam Schnell

October 26, 2020

This week our guest is Adam Schnell, Artistic Director & CEO of Ballet Vero Beach. Formerly of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Schnell shares enlightening experiences from his career and how they have shaped his view of dance and entertainment in the arts. Listen to how Adam is embracing new creative avenues and driving necessary social change in his company and community. For more information on Adam and Ballet Vero Beach visit the website: www.balletverobeach.org

Tête-à-Tête: Ruben Martin

September 28, 2020

This week we spoke with Ruben Martin, an entrepreneurial former principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet currently serving as Ballet Master for Washington Ballet. While still performing, he co-founded Zarely, everyone’s favorite dancewear company, and since the pandemic began, he has co-founded two additional companies we are all intimately familiar with: Worldwide Ballet Class and MySensei. Listen to hear where Ruben derived his ideas from and what lessons he can offer to other entrepreneurial dancers.

For more information on Ruben his many business ventures, visit the following websites: www.zarely.co; www.worldwideballetclass.com; www.mysensei.me; www.washingtonballet.org. 

Tête-à-Tête: Lauren Snelling

September 21, 2020

This week our guest is Lauren Snelling, Senior Director of Alumni Programs with the National YoungArts Foundation. Listen to how YoungArts responded quickly to its artists and how they are adjusting their programs during and post COVID-19.

 

For more information on Lauren and YoungArts, visit their website: www.youngarts.org

Tête-à-Tête: Amy Seiwert

August 31, 2020

This week our guest is Amy Seiwert, Artistic Director of Amy Seiwert’s IMAGERY, a contemporary ballet company.  Renowned for her work on companies including Washington Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Ballet Met, Oklahoma City Ballet, and Ballet Austin.  She served as resident choreographer for Smuin Ballet for ten years and has always been a champion for female choreographers.  Watch how Amy is embracing this digital transformation of dance and how she is responding in her own work. For more information on Amy and her company visit their website www.asimagery.org

Tête-à-Tête: Karen Peterson

August 24, 2020

Our guest this week is Karen Peterson, Founding Artistic Director of Karen Peterson and Dancers, a physically integrated dance company. This year Karen is celebrating her 30th anniversary season - a true feat in the South Florida dance community. Listen to she creatively transitioned her anniversary performance series to an online venue and what this means for her future seasons. For more information on Karen Peterson and her company visit their website: www.karenpetersondancers.org

Tête-à-Tête: Kathleen L. Davenport, M.D.

August 3, 2020

We are honored to have Dr. Kathleen Davenport as our guest. She is a well-known member of the South Florida dance community and a great friend of Miami Dance Hub. Dr. Davenport is the Director of Physiatry at HSS Florida, company physician for Miami City Ballet, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Dance/USA Task Force on Dancer Health among many, many other accolades and positions. Listen to her observations of dancer realities during the time of COVID-19 and what she sees for the future of dancer health.

Tête-à-Tête: Carly Topazio & Thom Dancy

July 27, 2020

Our guests this week demonstrated pioneering ability in quickly pivoting their summer season to fully digital, well ahead of their peers. Listen to how they deftly used available resources to develop a wholly new season of online programming. For more information on Thom Dance, Carly Topazio, and The Rosin Box Project visit their website: www.therosinboxproject.com 

Tête-à-Tête: Hannah Baumgarten & Diego Salterini

July 9, 2020

For the first episode of our podcast series ‘Tête-à-Tête,’ we interview Hannah Baumgarten and Diego Salterini, Co-Founding Artistic Directors of Dance NOW! Miami, currently in its twentieth season. (For more information on Hannah, Diego, and Dance NOW! Miami visit the company’s website: dancenowmiami.org). Listen to how Hannah & Diego first responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, pivoted their performance strategy to online formatting, and are looking forward to digital dance sharing the spotlight with live performance.

Vis-à-Vis Video Series

Our video series feature Face to Face time with movers and shakers in the dance community.

Vis-à-Vis: Sydney Skybetter

October 30, 2020

This week we hosted Sydney Skybetter, a former dancer with a background in emerging technologies, who was online navigating digital dance long before the rest of us joined the pandemic-inspired virtual stage. Watch Sydney forecast the possible future of choreography with AI, robots, and body mapping technology, hear his thoughts on where dance should head next, and listen to his advice on the pitfalls of advanced technology and why intersecting with dance is critical.

 

For more information on Sydney visit www.skybetter.org. Video credit: Paul Rochford/Brown University

Vis-à-Vis: Adam Schnell

October 23, 2020

This week our guest is Adam Schnell, Artistic Director & CEO of Ballet Vero Beach. Formerly of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Schnell shares enlightening experiences from his career and how they have shaped his view of dance and entertainment in the arts. See how Adam is embracing new creative avenues and driving necessary social change in his company and community.

 

For more information on Adam and Ballet Vero Beach visit the website: www.balletverobeach.org For photo and video credit contact: info@miamidancehub.com

Vis-à-Vis: Ruben Martin

September 25, 2020

This week we spoke with Ruben Martin, an entrepreneurial former principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet currently serving as Ballet Master for Washington Ballet. While still performing, he co-founded Zarely, everyone’s favorite dancewear company, and since the pandemic began, he has co-founded two additional companies we are all intimately familiar with: Worldwide Ballet Class and MySensei. Watch to see where Ruben derived his ideas from and what lessons he can offer to other entrepreneurial dancers. 

 

For more information on Ruben his many business ventures, visit the following websites: www.zarely.co; www.worldwideballetclass.com; www.mysensei.me; www.washingtonballet.org. For photography and video credit contact: info@miamidancehub.com.

Vis-à-Vis: Lauren Snelling

September 18, 2020

This week our guest is Lauren Snelling, Senior Director of Alumni Programs with the National YoungArts Foundation. Watch how YoungArts responded quickly to its artists and how they are adjusting their programs during and post COVID-19.

 

For more information on Lauren and YoungArts, visit their website: www.youngarts.org. For photography and video credit contact: info@miamidancehub.com.  

Vis-à-Vis: Amy Seiwert

August 29, 2020

This week our guest is Amy Seiwert, Artistic Director of Amy Seiwert’s IMAGERY, a contemporary ballet company.  Renowned for her work on companies including Washington Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Ballet Met, Oklahoma City Ballet, and Ballet Austin.  She served as resident choreographer for Smuin Ballet for ten years and has always been a champion for female choreographers.  Watch how Amy is embracing this digital transformation of dance and how she is responding in her own work.

 

For more information on Amy and her company visit their website www.asimagery.org. For photography and video credit contact: info@miamidancehub.com

Vis-à-Vis: Karen Peterson

August 21, 2020

Our guest this week is Karen Peterson, Founding Artistic Director of Karen Peterson and Dancers, a physically integrated dance company. This year Karen is celebrating her 30th anniversary season - a true feat in the South Florida dance community. Watch how she creatively transitioned her anniversary performance series to an online venue and what this means for her future seasons. 

 

For more information on Karen Peterson and her company visit their website: www.karenpetersondancers.org. For photography and video credit contact: info@miamidancehub.com

Vis-à-Vis: Kathleen L. Davenport, M.D.

July 31, 2020

We are honored to have Dr. Kathleen Davenport as our guest. She is a well-known member of the South Florida dance community and a great friend of Miami Dance Hub. Dr. Davenport is the Director of Physiatry at HSS Florida, company physician for Miami City Ballet, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Dance/USA Task Force on Dancer Health among many, many other accolades and positions. Listen to her observations of dancer realities during the time of COVID-19 and what she sees for the future of dancer health.

For photography and video credit contact: 

info@miamidancehub.com

Vis-à-vis: Carly Topazio & Thom Dancy

July 24, 2020

Our guests this week demonstrated pioneering ability in quickly pivoting their summer season to fully digital, well ahead of their peers. Watch how they deftly used available resources to develop a wholly new season of online programming. 

 

For more information on Thom Dance, Carly Topazio, and The Rosin Box Project visit their website: www.therosinboxproject.com. For photography and video credit contact: info@miamidancehub.com

Vis-à-vis: Hannah Baumgarten & Diego Salterini

July 9, 2020

In the first installment of our video series we interview Hannah Baumgarten and Diego Salterini, Co-Founding Artistic Directors of Dance NOW! Miami, currently in its twentieth season. (For more information on Hannah, Diego, and Dance NOW! Miami visit the company’s website: dancenowmiami.org). Listen to how Hannah & Diego first responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, pivoted their performance strategy to online formatting, and are looking forward to digital dance sharing the spotlight with live performance.

For photography and video credit contact: info@miamidancehub.com

Salon Symposium

Our salon series provide roundtable reviews with featured guests exploring future trends, projections, and strategies impacting the dance industry. 

The Future of Dance Performance

May 6, 2020

Miami Dance Hub hosted a forum discussion with national arts leaders discussing the rapidly changing landscape of dance and live performance. If you have been wondering "What now?" and want to hear how others are answering this question, then this conversation is one you will want to hear.

Guest speakers:

Pamela Tatge, Artistic and Executive Director of Jacob's PillowAdam Sklute, Artistic Director of Ballet WestJennifer Kronenberg, Co-Founding Artistic Director of Dimensions Dance Theatre of MiamiKevin Jenkins, Freelance ChoreographerBen Needham-Wood, Smuin Dancer and Freelance Choreographer

For photography and video credit contact: info@miamidancehub.com

With the support of The Miami Foundation, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Office of the Mayor of Miami-Dade County and the Board of County Commissioners, and the Miami-Dade Country Department of Public Housing and Community Development.