The Celebrating Connections Podcast is a short series of podcasts celebrating the amazing things happening on either side of the North Sea. The podcast series features a group of exceptional people who are writing a new chapter in Anglo-Dutch relations. Dutch people living and working in the UK and British people making a name for themselves in the Netherlands. The series explores what it takes to move from the countries they grew up in, and thrive in the countries they came to call home. The podcast is hosted by Nick Heath, Britain’s Deputy Ambassador to the Netherlands.
Principal ballerina at the Dutch National Ballet, Sasha Mukhamedov, takes Nick and the listener with her into the world of ballet. Sasha was raised in the United Kingdom, by parents who both danced at the highest level. She moved to the Netherlands to join the Dutch National Ballet when she was 18 years old and has since had many incredible performances with this company. Nick learns about what it takes to be a ballerina, physically and mentally, and how Sasha's feels about life in the Netherlands.