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Dancing Through It: My Journey in the Ballet

Dancing Through It: My Journey in the Ballet

(Hardcover)

by Jenifer Ringer

Language: English

SKU: 3077104

     
 

Publisher:Viking Books

ISBN-13: 9780670026494



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Description of Dancing Through It: My Journey in the Ballet by Jenifer Ringer

A behind-the-curtains look at the rarefied world of classical ballet from a principal dancer at the New York City Ballet

In her charming and self-effacing voice, Jenifer Ringer covers the highs and lows of what it’s like to make it to the top in the exclusive, competitive ballet world. From the heart-pounding moments waiting in the wings before a performance to appearing on Oprah to discuss weight and body image among dancers, Dancing Through It is moving and revelatory.

Raised in South Carolina, Ringer led a typical kid’s life until she sat in on a friend’s ballet class, an experience that would change her life forever. By the age of twelve she was enrolled at the elite Washington School of Ballet and soon moved to the School of American Ballet. At sixteen she was a professional dancer at the New York City Ballet in Manhattan, home of the legendary George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins.

Ringer takes us inside the dancer’s world, detailing a typical day, performance preparation, and the extraordinary pressures that these athletes face. Ringer shares exhilarating stories of starring in Balanchine productions, working with the famous Peter Martins, and of meeting her husband and falling in love at the New York City Ballet. Ringer also talks candidly of Alistair Macauley’s stinging critique of her weight in his 2010 New York Times review of The Nutcracker that ignited a public dialogue about ballet and weight. She unflinchingly describes her personal struggles with eating disorders and body image, and shares how her faith helped her to heal and triumph over these challenges.

Product: Dancing Through It: My Journey in the Ballet
Author: Jenifer Ringer
Binding Type: Hardcover
Media Type: Book
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: UP
Minimum Grade: College Freshman
Maximum Grade: Up
Number of Pages: 288
Weight: 1.1 pounds
Length: 9.1 inches
Width: 5.9 inches
Height: 1.1 inches
Publisher: Viking Books
Publication Date: February 2014
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