- Cindy Smith
There are lots of stories about ballet dancers. Some
that I thought you might enjoy are:
To Dance by Siena Cherson Siegel.
The author describes how she first decided she wanted to be a
ballerina at the age of six, and how that dream carried her from her
home in Puerto Rico to dance class in Boston to performing with the New
York City Ballet. This is a non-fiction book written like a graphic
Marie, Dancing by Carolyn Meyer.
A fictionalized autobiography of Marie Van Goethem, the
impoverished student from the Paris Opéra ballet school who became the
model for Edgar Degas's famous sculpture, "The Little Dancer."
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild.
Relates the fortunes of three adopted sisters who take dancing and
stage training, one to become an actress, the second a ballerina, and
the third an aviatrix.
A Dance of Sisters by Tracey Porter.
Although almost totally consumed by her ballet training and her
obsession with controlling her weight, thirteen-year-old Delia finds
time to worry about her strange and rebellious older sister Pearl, who
has been sent away to a private school.