Series 5

February – April 2023.

Interviews include Tiler Peck, Tim Arthur, Raphael Ng, Ana Maria Campos, Francesca Harper, Giles Terera, and Dame Arlene Phillips.

Episode 1: Tiler Peck

Broadcast date: 23 February 2023 Tiler Peck, one of the world's great ballerinas, opens the new season of Why Dance Matters. The California-born dancer is…
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Episode 2: Tim Arthur

Broadcast date: 2 March 2023 We visit the Royal Academy of Dance's global headquarters in London to meet its new chief executive – the ebullient…
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Episode 3: Raphael Ng

Broadcast date: 9 March 2023 Raphael Ng began his career in the ballet studio – only to leap effortlessly into high finance. Based in Singapore,…
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Episode 4: Ana Maria Campos

Broadcast date: 16 March 2023 Ana-Maria Campos – Brazil. Ana Maria Campos is a Royal Academy of Dance teacher from Brazil. She has travelled widely…
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Episode 5: Francesca Harper

Broadcast date: 23 March 2023 Francesca Harper, Artistic Director of Ailey II, is back where it all began. She trained at the Alvin Ailey School,…
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Episode 6: Giles Terera

Broadcast date: 30 March 2023 Giles Terera is no ordinary actor. He won an Olivier Award as Aaron Burr in the UK premiere of the…
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Episode 7: Dame Arlene Phillips

Broadcast date: 06 April 2023 In an exciting bonus episode of Why Dance Matters, we meet the choreographer Dame Arlene Phillips as she receives a…
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