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Welcome to City Ballet The Podcast, an exploration of New York City Ballet introduced by Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford, where we'll journey through our history, delve into our new and existing repertory, and reveal insider tidbits.

The Rosin Box with Claire Kretzschmar and Aarón Sanz

The Rosin Box gives you the opportunity to listen in on candid conversations with members of the New York City Ballet. Hosted by NYCB Soloists Claire Kretzschmar and Aarón Sanz, these episodes take you behind-the-scenes, offering you exclusive insight into the lives of the Company’s dancers.

New Combinations with Wendy Whelan

During our performance season, New York City Ballet showcases recent works from some of the most influential choreographers working today. Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan hosts the New Combinations episodes, where she talks to the choreographers and other artists behind the unique new works premiering this season at New York City Ballet.

Hear the Dance with Silas Farley

Dance educator and former NYCB dancer Silas Farley explores our expansive repertory, from the earliest Balanchine works to more recent classics, giving listeners an insider’s take on the Company’s rich history with Hear the Dance. Taking on a new ballet each episode, Farley is joined by many key players, from original cast members to ballet masters to current NYCB dancers, who share their personal experiences performing and coaching works from our illustrious repertory.

See the Music with Andrew Litton

In See the Music, New York City Ballet’s Music Director Andrew Litton takes us off the stage and into the orchestra pit, giving listeners an in-depth look at the scores from some of our most notable ballets, featuring discussions with both orchestra members and commissioned composers.

Jun 13, 2022

The fan-favorite Q&A episode of the Rosin Box is back. Hosts and Soloists Claire Kretzschmar and Aarón Sanz respond to listener questions covering costumes, composers, and more. Tune in to find out: Is Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream score a bop? How do Claire and Aarón approach personal growth… and...


Jun 6, 2022

Hosts Claire Kretzschmar and Aarón Sanz are back for another cameo-filled conversation around The Rosin Box. On a typically drama-filled performance night of George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the wings are like a "zoo," filled with fairies, dogs, young dancers from the School of American Ballet,...


Apr 4, 2022

What goes on behind the big gold curtain at New York City Ballet? Hosts Claire Kretzschmar and Aarón Sanz take us on a backstage tour for the latest episode of The Rosin Box, catching up with dancers as they primp and prep over two nights of the winter performance period. The behind-the-scenes encounters...


Mar 28, 2022

This week’s episode of The Rosin Box finds hosts Claire Kretzschmar and Aarón Sanz in candid conversation with NYCB Solo Pianist Alan Moverman, who shares how he went from childhood piano lessons in Syracuse, NY, to studying jazz piano with the legendary late NPR host Marian McParland, to joining the Company as...


Mar 21, 2022

Join us for another cozy conversation around The Rosin Box with hosts Claire Kretzschmar and Aaron Sanz, joined by recently-promoted Soloist Ashley Hod. This week’s episode revolves around the challenges and excitement that come with creating a role in a new ballet, and how revisiting repertory roles over the...