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109—A Catholic in the NYC Ballet—Claire Kretzschmar

By Thomas V. Mirus ( 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).

Links

Claire’s dance film, “Rachmaninoff Suite” https://www.nycballet.com/discover/stories/from-the-nyci-marthas-vineyard-fall-2020/

New York Times profile of Claire, “Rehearse, Ice Feet, Repeat: The Life of a New York City Ballet Corps Dancer” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/arts/dance/rehearse-ice-feet-repeat-the-life-of-a-new-york-city-ballet-corps-dancer.html

Follow Claire on Instagram to keep up with her dance performances in NY and NC https://www.instagram.com/ckretz92/

Arthouse 2B—Catholic arts events in NYC https://www.instagram.com/arthouse2b/

Litany—ethical, modest Catholic fashion https://www.litanynyc.com/

This episode was filmed by Chris Amodio. https://www.amodiodop.com/

Theme music: “Franciscan Eyes”, written and performed by Thomas Mirus.

Thomas V. Mirus is a pianist living in New York City. He is Director of Podcasts for CatholicCulture.org, hosts The Catholic Culture Podcast, and co-hosts Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast. See full bio.

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