REVIEW Terez Mertes Rose’s “Outside the Limelight”

Terez Mertes Rose delivers the second book of her Ballet Theatre Chronicles series. This time exposing the underbelly of ballet through the stories of two dancing sisters.

Ballet, boys…and penguins? Jennifer Longo’s “Up to This Pointe”

Merely wanting something desperately doesn’t make it so. So, a young ballerina remakes her life… in Antarctica.

Can A Woman In Her Forties Dance The Nutcracker?

“Raising The Barre” is Lauren Kessler’s account of the months she spent preparing to dance The Nutcracker with a professional dance company. An exceptional challenge for a forty-something, non-dancer! Read our review of the book.

Ballet Takes A Thrilling Leap In The Suspense Novel “Dark Turns”

Dancers and thriller fans will appreciate the twists in “Dark Turns,” a new novel by Cate Holahan, whose research on ballet went inside the dance studio.

“Rebel on Pointe”: an independent spirit in a traditional world

Lee Wilson’s memoir places the American dance scene in historical context. Through this book review and interview, we learn that in some ways, women may have less power in the ballet world than in the 1960’s, and that the world is a far larger place than most Americans imagine.