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109—A Catholic in the NYC Ballet—Claire Kretzschmar

By Catholic Culture Podcast ( bio - articles - email ) | Jul 07, 2021 | In The Catholic Culture Podcast

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Claire Kretzschmar, a dancer and soloist with the New York City Ballet, joins the show to discuss her path to becoming a professional dancer, the challenges and joys of being a Catholic in the ballet world, and the spiritual value of dance. She also discusses a beautiful dance film which she choreographed for the NYC Ballet this year, and the Catholic arts community she founded in New York City, of which Thomas is a part.

In the YouTube version of this interview, Claire’s full dance film is shown at the 20:46 mark (used with permission of NYC Ballet).


Claire’s dance film, “Rachmaninoff Suite”

New York Times profile of Claire, “Rehearse, Ice Feet, Repeat: The Life of a New York City Ballet Corps Dancer”

Follow Claire on Instagram to keep up with her dance performances in NY and NC

Arthouse 2B—Catholic arts events in NYC

Litany—ethical, modest Catholic fashion

This episode was filmed by Chris Amodio.

Theme music: “Franciscan Eyes”, written and performed by Thomas Mirus. Download the Catholic Culture Podcast soundtrack.

Thomas V. Mirus is Director of Podcasts for, hosts The Catholic Culture Podcast, and co-hosts Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast. See full bio.

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