Ballet Uncovered ~ Balancing Pointe PodcastAuthor: Kimberly Falker, Premier Dance Network
26 Jun 2019

Ballet Uncovered ~ Balancing Pointe Podcast

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Uncover the world of Ballet and Dance! Balancing Pointe Podcast's host Kimberly Falker interviews some of the world's top dancers, choreographers, writers, photographers and just about anyone who has "made it" in the world of Ballet and Dance. Discover what it takes to make it to the top ~ listen as she uncovers her guest's secrets to their success.

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    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); and Ballots, 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.

    If you have questions for Melissa you can reach her at BalancingPointe@gmail.com.


  • Posted on 23 Jan 2019

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    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); and Ballots, 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.

    If you have questions for Melissa you can reach her at BalancingPointe@gmail.com.


  • Posted on 17 Sep 2018

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    241 - Pirouettes from the Past. Ballet in the Movies

    On today's episode of Pirouettes from the Past, Dr. Klapper explores 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); and Ballots, 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.

    If you have questions for Melissa you can reach her at BalancingPointe@gmail.com.


  • Posted on 23 May 2018

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

    Today Dr. Klapper discusses 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); and Ballots, 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.

    If you have questions for Melissa you can reach her at BalancingPointe@gmail.com.

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  • Posted on 09 Feb 2018

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    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 Balancing Pointe guest Maggie Kudirka, 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

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  • Posted on 10 Jan 2018

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