Eva Maze never quite fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a ballerina but, as a successful organizer of theatrical productions, she’s spent a lifetime traveling the world for the love of dance. Learn more about her story and memoir.
“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.
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.
Book review and interview with author Cherie Magnus about her memoir which chronicles her life as a young woman trying to make it as a dancer during the 1960’s in Los Angeles.
In 1985, Cherie Magnus was a ballet “extra” on stage with stars like Natalia Makarova and brushing elbows in the wings with Mikhail Baryshnikov. Ballet lovers will adore this insider’s look at her experiences backstage during ABT’s Romeo and Juliet.
A brown swan in the very white world of ballet, Misty Copeland painted her skin a different color in order to play roles in Giselle and Sylvia. 1957? 1977? Nope – 2007. Leigh Purtill looks at Misty’s memoir Life in Motion.