Jeté back to the 1990s in Terez Mertes Rose’s latest novel, a prequel to the previous Ballet Theatre Chronicles books. “Ballet Orphans” is a ballet-based, romantic drama is a great introduction to Rose’s fictional but realistic ballet world, free of the typical dance clichés.
This holiday season, young book lovers may prefer Clara’s adventure through the Black Forest to Disney’s cinematic interpretation of The Nutcracker. Learn more about the first installment of Daniel Lee Nicholson’s reimagining of ETA Hoffmann’s original tale in our latest book review.
A handsome prince who finds his gorgeous peasant in a country shop. Their love blooms but then a real princess steps in and claims the prince for herself. Colette’s story evokes that of the ballets she loves. Marsh’s novel will appeal to aspiring dancers young and old.
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.
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.
Alla Osipenko was one of the great Russian ballerinas. Her name calls to mind Soviet dancer defections, the KGB and the Cold War. Learn more about her in this review of Joel Lobentnal’s enthralling biography on this unique figure in dance.