George Balanchine protégé & prima ballerina Stephanie Herman on dancing with Rudolph Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov

Stephanie Herman. Photo by Azita Gandjei

Stephenie Herman is a former prima ballerina who has danced with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rudolph Nureyev and was a protégé of legendary choreographer George Balanchine.

In this podcast episode Stephanie shares her memories of these ballet legends and gives us an insight from a ballerina’s unique point of view. Stephanie became a principal dancer at just 19 and moved from the US to Zurich to train with Balanchine.

Stephanie shares her dance journey and experience of suffering from injuries that affected her ballet career, and led her to creating her own Pilates Ballet programme.

But Stephanie’s creativity has been unstoppable! She’s also recently created a Gold Award winning ballet play and film: ‘Ballerina: A One Woman Play with Stephanie Herman‘. Listen to her talk about creating this personal and inspired play.

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Stephanie Herman. Photo by Azita Gandjei
Stephanie Herman. Photo by Azita Gandjei
Stephanie Herman. Photo by Azita Gandjei
Stephanie Herman. Photo by Azita Gandjei
Stephanie Herman. Photo by Azita Gandjei
Stephanie Herman. Photo by Azita Gandjei
Stephanie Herman in Agon
Stephanie Herman in Agon
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