September – November 2021.
Interviews include James Whiteside, Leanne Benjamin, Libby Clegg and Ralph Heimans.
Fonteyn special: Ashley Page
Broadcast date: 8 September This one-off special episode of Why Dance Matters marks the final of The Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition, the RAD's flagship…Read more
Episode 1: James Whiteside
Broadcast date: 30 September 2021 James Whiteside is not only a principal at American Ballet Theatre, dancing all iconic classical princes as well as ambitious…Read more
Episode 2: Yami ‘Rowdy’ Löfvenberg
Broadcast date: 7 October 2021 Yami ‘Rowdy' Löfvenberg. Photo by Robert Alleyne. The hip-hop choreographer, dancer and teacher Yami Löfvenberg is also known as ‘Rowdy'.…Read more
Episode 3: Gerard Charles
Broadcast date: 14 October 2021 Gerard Charles arrived at the Royal Academy of Dance as its new Artistic Director in 2018, having been in leadership…Read more
Episode 4: Libby Clegg MBE
Broadcast date: 21 October 2021 Libby Clegg loved dance and ballet when she was little, but became a multi-medal-winning Paralympic athlete. She won five medals…Read more
Episode 5: Leanne Benjamin
Broadcast date: 28 October 2021 Australian ballerina Leanne Benjamin is a self-declared perfectionist – difficult in ballet, where the perfect performance is a tantalising impossibility.…Read more
Episode 6: Dr Guddi Singh
Broadcast date: 23 June 2021 Dance touches lives beyond performers, so the guests on Why Dance Matters aren't only professional dancers. Guddi Singh is a…Read more