Backstage Banter

Backstage Banter

Hosted by: Kathryn Morgan & Sean Rollofson

Join Kathryn and Sean, 2 professional ballet dancers, as they discuss all things ballet... or not! Come hang out with us! This is meant to be fun. :)

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Episodes

Cross Training, Blanking Out, & Motherhood with Francesca Dugarte, Ballet Met

The beautiful Francesca Dugarte Jordan of Ballet Met joins us today! She specializes in cross training dancers, so we talk fitness, motherhood (she's a momma!) and of course... her best stories! Enjoy!
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The Joys of Nutcracker Casting

Today we talk about different methods and ways companies cast Nutcracker. It can get rather confusing! Plus more stories and shenanigans!
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Change... is Weird!

In today's episode we share more stories plus discuss how change can be odd. When you are used to one version of a ballet or costumes and then it suddenly changes, it can be odd!
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And... We're Back!!!

Thank you SO much for your patience over the last month! Honestly, Katie just needed some time to regroup after all of her life changing events. But we are back to our regularly scheduled programming!
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It's Wedding Week!

Katie is getting married in 5 days! We catch up, read more of your stories, and tell you all of the goings-on! Enjoy!
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10th Episode Potter Special

We've made it to 10 episodes! We have a fun Harry Potter-themed episode today! We sort ourselves and chat all things HP! Plus, some life updates. We will get back to your amazing stories next time!
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Chris and the Cavalier Switch

On this episode, our first guest stops by! My fiancé, Christopher Sellars, joins us and tells us all of his fun stories of his time dancing as a first soloist with Ballet West. More fun and shenanigans as always!
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It Happens...

In today's episode, we discuss injuries, illnesses, and things that happen mid-show. It can be CRAZY, but the audience knows NOTHING. You are sending so many wonderful stories in to us! Keep them coming at our new...
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We Hate Solos...

Welcome back! We know it's been a few weeks, but we catch you up! More funny stories, more goings-on, PLUS we chat partnering and pas de deux vs. dancing alone. I think you can tell by the title which we prefer... enjoy!
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Just Get in the Door

Today we talk about how dark fairytale origin stories are, and how they are NOTHING like the ones we know today. We also discuss how to approach both ballet company but ESPECIALLY Broadway auditions. Sean tells us his...
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Overtime & True Crime

In this episode, we tell LOTS more stories... including YOURS! Plus, we talk true crime and Sean's eerie link to a ton of instances! Enjoy!
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Strugglers of Life

This week... was a WEEK. Tuck in because we have STORIES. Topics include but are not limited to piano scam, windshield issue, and Sean miscalculating a summer intensive. Plus we talk about successes and fails onstage!...
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