Words That Move Me with Dana Wilson

Words That Move Me with Dana Wilson

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The podcast where movers and shakers like you get the information and inspiration you need to navigate your creative career with clarity and confidence. Master mover, Dana Wilson, taps into 15 years of industry experience, and talks to some of the best in


#39 Holding the CREATIVE Space
Sep 23 • 26 min
Either you KNOW an overactive listener, you ARE an overactive listener or BOTH! This episode is dedicated to the importance of neutrality and HOLDING THE SPACE (for yourself, for others, and for the project!) Show Notes Quick Links: The Overactive…
#38 WTMM x CLI with Joshua Smith
Sep 16 • 40 min
Joshua Smith has an interesting view of the industry, validation, and fame. This episode diggs into all that and more. We go deep on dance as an art/ sport, the Black Lives Matter movement, Daily Routines, personal style, and GRATITUDE. I can’t wait for…
#37 Marveling with Marguerite Derricks
Sep 9 • 55 min
Even if you tried, you could not duplicate the career of Marguerite Derricks, but with this peek into her thought process, you’ll want to try things you’ve only ever dreamed of…and you may walk away with a new definition of success. Show Notes Quick…
#36 The Assistant
Sep 2 • 29 min
Whether you ARE an assistant, HAVE an assistant, WANT an assistant, or want TO BE an assistant, this episode is for you. The (many) roles and responsibilities of assistants are often not discussed out in the open. Well, I’m here to start bringing this…
#35 Special Guests and Special Stories (Audition August Episode 4)
Aug 26 • 33 min
To round out #AuditionAugust I sat down and answered some listeners burning questions about auditions. I also asked some of my favorite movers and shakers to talk about their favorite audition experiences! Are you ready to be auditioning? Are you ready to…
#34 Talk to My Agents with Meisha Goetz and Tim O’Brien (Audition August Episode 3)
Aug 19 • 59 min
Tim O’Brien, the founder of Clear Talent Group, and Meish Goetz, (Co-director of the Dance department and much more) join me on the pod to give their side of the audition story. Look out for some interesting takes on the role of the internet in auditions,…
#33 Casting Director Download - Kristian Charbonier (Audition August Episode 2)
Aug 12 • 48 min
How do you get your headshot in front of a casting director? How does a headshot turn into a booking? How does a booking turn into a FULL BLOWN FEATURE FILM? Collaboration, that’s how! I loved having casting director and collaboration king, Kristian…
#32 Talking Mime (Audition August Episode 1)
Aug 5 • 66 min
If you’re inspired by movement, get ready for a swift kick in the spirit! Allow me to introduce Lorin Eric Salm, Mime, movement coach, and character movement specialist. In this episode, Lorin explains how much more there is to mime than white face paint…
#31 Words that Move THEM (A Birthday Special)
Jul 29 • 28 min
If knowledge is power, I truly cannot think of a greater gift than these power nuggets of knowledge from some super special people in my life. Today we celebrate the power of the people and the weight in their words. Share it with a birthday buddy, and…
#30 How to Disagree… with People You Love
Jul 22 • 21 min
We’re raised to “get along with each other”… so why is conflict (especially with the people we love) so uncomfortable? What can we learn from cancel culture, and what do we really mean when we say “agree to disagree”? This episode holds the answers, AND…
#29 Movement Matters with Jermaine Spivey and Spenser Theberge
Jul 15 • 68 min
This episode explores movement through “movements”. We know that dance lessons are life lessons, but now we get to look at how an artistic partnership can mirror a romantic partnership and how dance can be a physical practice of empathy. Join Jermaine,…
#28 How to ask Good Questions
Jul 8 • 22 min
If the Question is the Swiss Army Knife of Curiosity, then this episode is the user manual to the Swiss Army Knife. This episode might have you thinking twice before you raise your hand again, BUT, once your hand is up, get ready to catch the good stuff.…
#27 Re-Doing Daily
Jul 1 • 23 min
If self-awareness, and awareness of the world around you is the goal. I strongly recommend taking on a daily creative project as part of that regimen. Here is why: To make creative work, you must look both outside AND inside. You must call on imagination…
#26 Still Taking Notes from Dominique Kelley
Jun 24 • 53 min
This conversation with the legendary Dominique Kelley dances on subjects including race, appropriation, protests, and progress, but it is REALLY about the responsibility of teachers, AND students to know the backdrop they are dancing in front of. Show…
BONUS EPISODE Father’s Day with Gary Wilson
Jun 21 • 32 min
This episode makes abundantly clear where I get my emotionality, and love for music. Dad, thank you for dropping the knowledge, the memories, and the teardrops in this podcast. I love you. “
#25 Taking the Note with Dominique Kelley
Jun 17 • 54 min
This episode addresses Learning vs. RE-learning, YOUR truth vs. THE truth, and the best type of questions you should be asking yourself (and your students) right now. Epiphany chaser, teacher, re-learner, and dance extraordinaire Dominique Kelley joins us…
#24 Space to Breathe
Jun 10 • 20 min
This episode is a workshop. A guided meditation (if meditation is a written or spoken discourse expressing considered thoughts on a subject) but really, it is an opportunity to show yourself yourself. It is designed for participation. Oh, and grab a…
#23 How to Have Uncomfortable Conversations
Jun 3 • 30 min
It’s time to have some uncomfortable conversations. Being uncomfortable goes hand in hand with learning, and people, we need to learn because we need CHANGE! In this episode, I give a few first hand accounts of uncomfortable conversations about racism. I…
#22 Dance Class on ZOOM
May 27 • 26 min
I’ve been using Zoom for over a year (for non-dance related meetings) but I’ve been teaching dance classes on Zoom for about 10 weeks now. I have learned A LOT, and let me tell you, there’s a lot to learn! Yes, there are a handful of really great videos…
#21 Not Booking (A.K.A. Not Getting What You Want)
May 20 • 24 min
This episode goes out to everyone that wants to be booked and isn’t. It goes out to the Graduating Seniors that want the cap and gown gathering. It goes out to the dancers that want to win a title at Nationals this year. This goes out to everyone that…
#20 The Past, Present, and Future of LIVE Shows with Iggy Rosenberg
May 13 • 49 min
My guest, Iggy Rosenberg, has worked his way from NightClubs in Buenos Aires, to Crew Chief on the biggest concert tours of our time. Then he flexed his creative muscles as a Lighting Designer in the concert and corporate worlds and now he is the Director…
BONUS EPISODE: Mother’s Day with “Stan”
May 10 • 31 min
Happy Mother’s day to all you funky mommas out there! Thanks for tuning into this super special suuuuper bonus episode! Today, I time travel to have a conversation WITH MYSELF 35 YEARS IN THE FUTURE… AKA, I Have a conversation with my Mom. I thought there…
#19 A Letter from a Friend
May 6 • 16 min
If you’re looking for balance in destabilized times, turn to this episode, and turn to dance. In this episode, we explore the side effects of living under lockdown during the Pandemic, and some thoughts that will help you find your footing. Show Notes…
#18 Working Smarter not Harder with Marty Kudelka
Apr 29 • 59 min
Marty Kudelka is Captain Cool in conversation and of course in his movement. In this episode, Marty talks about how dance kept him out of trouble, his process for choreographing the Trolls movies, and GOING LIVE on IG (something he NEVER thought he’d do).…
#17 The Process of PROCESSING
Apr 22 • 23 min
This episode addresses several different ways we humans can process our emotions; from Coaching and Therapy to Journaling and even DMT (Dance Movement Therapy). DMT is made up of countless techniques and exercises designed to create awareness of mind and…
#16 Serious Silliness with Kat Burns
Apr 15 • 47 min
Plainly put, Kathryn Burns is fascinating. The only thing that is more exciting than her choreography, is the work she did before she even owned the title “2 Time Emmy Winning Choreographer”. From a post production machine room to UCB and beyond, we hear…
15 The Seaweed Sisters: WHO ARE WE, AND… WHAT IS THIS???
Apr 8 • 53 min
Without giving away ALL of our secrets, Jillian Meyers, Megan Lawson and I demystify our unicorn performance project— The Seaweed Sisters. This episode lets you into our world and our process. At the core of every seaweed spore, you’ll find serious…
#14 Finding Your Tribe
Apr 1 • 17 min
The first step to finding your tribe is to connect with yourself. This episode will help you do just that. Learn how to reveal your core values, and shift the way you judge character, to make meaningful and lasting connections (even at a distance). Show…
#13 “Winning Even When You’re Down” with Tiler Peck
Mar 25 • 43 min
Tiler Peck, principal ballerina with New York City Ballet talks training, streaming class on socials, and finding herself AND HER STRENGTH thanks to the most challenging time of her life.This episode is all about flipping the question: “Why is this…
Ep #12 Caring is Cool with Nick Palmquist
Mar 18 • 53 min
In times where there is talk of death, and doubt, and crisis and collapse: This episode talks the renaissance. A rebirth of art, culture and community. A re-definition of work and education, and especially connection. Renaissance man, Nick Palmquist…
BONUS EPISODE: Responding to Emergencies
Mar 13 • 15 min
I don’t believe in superstitions or Friday the 13th being an unlucky day… but I do believe we are seeing some rather unfortunate times right now. You may agree. So, I am recording this podcast outside of my regular weekly schedule in response to current…
#11 Is a Small Social Media Following Keeping you from BIG Work? (with Sam Hersch)
Mar 11 • 36 min
Special Guest Sam Hersch doesn’t call himself a dancer, but he supports the dance community in many ways. Has he found a way that the dance community can better support itself? When he started www.questionsfordancerstoday.com that is what he was aiming to…
Ep #10. Your Social Media Store Front
Mar 3 • 23 min
There are certainly dark corners and terrible evils at work behind the curtains of the social media-sphere, but places like Instagram, and Youtube are also a great (and free) place to share your work and connect with a global audience. This episode digs…
Ep #9. 3 Words That Changed My (Dance) Life with Jason Bonner
Feb 25 • 27 min
Episode 9 will leave you feeling fine. Personal trainer to the stars, Jason Bonner is on the podcast to talk motivation and excellence. These words will help you take your work to the next level whether you’re in the gym, in the studio, on screen, or on…
Ep #8 Why My Headshots Won’t Suck
Feb 18 • 27 min
A headshot is a picture of your head and Episode #8 takes a look at what is going on inside of it on a big shoot day. From hair & make up to mind set. From backdrops & wardrobe to wide angle distortion. We get to the bottom of why the getting great…
#7 Travel Hacks (Weekend Edition)
Feb 11 • 27 min
Travel hack attack! Episode 7 is all about my tried and true tricks for travel. It’s the what, the why and the HOW I pack, and the sweet secrets that can make a work weekend feel like a holiday! SHOW NOTES Quick Links: Words That Move Me Amazon Shopping…
#6 The Gift… of Fear
Feb 4 • 22 min
Episode 6: ESSENTIAL READING ALERT! “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin De Becker is a masterclass in perception and intuition. It changed the way I move around the world, and now, I am gifting it to you! Show Notes: Quick Links: Words That Move Me Amazon…
#5 Is Fear Keeping You Alive, or Eating You Alive?
Jan 28 • 31 min
Episode #5 is here and it’s frighteningly good. This episode digs into #FEAR; The kind that keeps you alive and the other kind that keeps you from LIVING! Give a listen and cut the ties to fear that are holding you back. Show Notes: Quick Links and…
#4 Stop Thinking Like a Caveman
Jan 21 • 29 min
Episode 4 of the podcast gets into your head, literally. I’m talking BRAINS, and specifically what makes the modern human’s brain so powerful — The Pre-frontal cortex! I introduce you to Brooke Castillo’s Thought Model and tell you why it is my new…
#3 Dance Lessons are Life Lessons with Chloe Arnold
Jan 14 • 21 min
If knowledge is power… this episode is a super hero! I talk to Emmy nominated choreographer and master teacher, Chloe Arnold, about the education that didn’t only land her at the top of the industry.. it taught her to elevate her community along with her.…
#2 Doing Daily Pt.2 | The Production of Things
Jan 9 • 21 min
Episode 2 is action packed! We dig into the perks of a tight feedback loop when sharing your work, my approach to daily making, my every day carry, and what it means to be “a producer”. Show Notes: Quick Links: Words That Move Me Amazon Shopping List:…
#1 Doing Daily
Jan 1 • 20 min
In this episode, I tell you all about the project that changed my life more than any other. It is my argument for MAKING SOMETHING EVERY DAY, EVEN IF IT SUCKS. Show Notes: Transcript: Intro: This is words that move me, the podcast where movers and shakers…
#0.5 An Introduction with Nick Drago
Dec 29, 2019 • 17 min
Hi, I’m Dana, and this is my first ever podcast episode! Get to know me and listen in as I get to know Nick Drago! Show Notes: Transcript: Intro: This is words that move me, the podcast where movers and shakers like you get the information and inspiration…