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Being a Ballerina

Author : Gavin Larsen
Publisher : University Press of Florida
Page : 268 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2021-04-27
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780813065953

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Being a Ballerina by Gavin Larsen Pdf

Finalist, the Arts Club of Washington Marfield Prize A look inside a dancer’s world Inspiring, revealing, and deeply relatable, Being a Ballerina is a firsthand look at the realities of life as a professional ballet dancer. Through episodes from her own career, Gavin Larsen describes the forces that drive a person to study dance; the daily balance that dancers navigate between hardship and joy; and the dancer’s continual quest to discover who they are as a person and as an artist. Starting with her arrival as a young beginner at a class too advanced for her, Larsen tells how the embarrassing mistake ended up helping her learn quickly and advance rapidly. In other stories of her early teachers, training, and auditions, she explains how she gradually came to understand and achieve what she and her body were capable of. Larsen then re-creates scenes from her experiences in dance companies, from unglamorous roles to exhilarating performances. Working as a ballerina was shocking and scary at first, she says, recalling unexpected injuries, leaps of faith, and her constant struggle to operate at the level she wanted—but full of enormously rewarding moments. Larsen also reflects candidly on her difficult decision to retire at age 35. An ideal read for aspiring dancers, Larsen’s memoir will also delight experienced dance professionals and fascinate anyone who wonders what it takes to live a life dedicated to the perfection of the art form.

Becoming a Ballerina

Author : Nancy Ellison,Susan Jaffe
Publisher : Universe Publishing(NY)
Page : 100 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 0789309769

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Becoming a Ballerina by Nancy Ellison,Susan Jaffe Pdf

What little girl doesn't dream of becoming a ballerina? This book follows a promising young dancer as she goes through her routine, from doing her hair and learning how to wear pointe shoes to teaching some basics to an even younger dancer. Full color.

Becoming a Ballerina

Author : Lise Friedman
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 56 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2012-10-11
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781101652534

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Becoming a Ballerina by Lise Friedman Pdf

The perfect holiday gift for every young ballet lover. Go backstage at the ballet with real-life thirteen-year-old dancer Fiona. Dozens of gorgeous, full-color photographs welcome readers into Fiona's world, as she goes from auditions, to rehearsals, to opening night playing Clara, the lead child's role in Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker. Experience the nerves, the hard work, and ultimately the thrill of performing on the big stage with a professional company. This is a beautiful holiday gift that young dancers will cherish all year round.

I Want to be a Ballerina

Author : Anna Membrino
Publisher : Random House Studio
Page : 33 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 2014
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780385378642

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I Want to be a Ballerina by Anna Membrino Pdf

Mia's big sister teaches her that there is more to being a ballerina than just putting on the right clothes.

I Can Be A Ballerina (Barbie)

Author : Christy Webster
Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
Page : 34 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2011-01-11
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780375868399

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I Can Be A Ballerina (Barbie) by Christy Webster Pdf

Young girls will love joining Barbie as she leaps, twirls, and pirouettes in this Step 2 reader, I Can Be a Ballerina.


Author : Deirdre Kelly
Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
Page : 264 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781771640008

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Ballerina by Deirdre Kelly Pdf

Throughout her history, the ballerina has been perceived as the embodiment of beauty and perfection--the feminine ideal. But the reality is another story. From the earliest ballerinas in the 17th century--who often led double lives as concubines--through the poverty of the corps de ballet dancers in the 1800's and the anorexic and bulimic ballerinas of George Balanchine, starvation and exploitation have plagued ballerinas throughout history. Using the stories of great dancers such as Anna Pavlova, Isadora Duncan, Suzanne Farrell, Gelsey Kirkland, Evelyn Hart, Marie Camargo, and Misty Copeland, Deirdre Kelly exposes the true rigors for women in ballet. She rounds her critique with examples of how the world of ballet is slowly evolving for the better. But to ensure that this most graceful of dance forms survives into the future, she says that the time has come to rethink ballet, to position the ballerina at its center and accord her the respect she deserves.

Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

Author : Michaela DePrince,Elaine Deprince
Publisher : Ember
Page : 258 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2016-01-19
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780385755146

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Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela DePrince,Elaine Deprince Pdf

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE! The extraordinary memoir of an orphan who danced her way from war-torn Sierra Leone to ballet stardom, most recently appearing in Beyonce’s Lemonade and as a principal in a major American dance company. "Michaela is nothing short of a miracle, born to be a ballerina. For every young brown, yellow, and purple dancer, she is an inspiration!” —Misty Copeland, world-renowned ballet dancer Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a “devil child” for a skin condition that makes her skin appear spotted. But it was at the orphanage that Michaela would find a picture of a beautiful ballerina en pointe that would help change the course of her life. At the age of four, Michaela was adopted by an American family, who encouraged her love of dancing and enrolled her in classes. She went on to study at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at the American Ballet Theatre and is now the youngest principal dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She has appeared in the ballet documentary First Position, as well as on Dancing with the Stars, Good Morning America, and Nightline. In this engaging, moving, and unforgettable memoir, Michaela shares her dramatic journey from an orphan in West Africa to becoming one of ballet’s most exciting rising stars. “Michaela DePrince is the embodiment of what it means to fight for your dream.” —Today “Michaela DePrince is a role model for girls on and off stage.” —NYLON

Vampirina Ballerina

Author : Anne Marie Pace
Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
Page : 40 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2014-08-26
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781484717363

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Vampirina Ballerina by Anne Marie Pace Pdf

Oh, to be a ballerina! It's a challenge for any little girl, but even more so if you happen to be a vampire like Vampirina. First of all, you have to find a class that meets at night. Then you have to figure out how to perfect your form when you can't see yourself in the mirror? And then there's wearing pink (not the most flattering of colors if you happen to be undead) and that nagging urge to take a little nip out of the other dancers. And worse of all... STAGE FRIGHT!!!

DK Readers L1: I Want to Be a Ballerina

Author : Annabel Blackledge
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 35 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2013-06-03
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781465406286

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DK Readers L1: I Want to Be a Ballerina by Annabel Blackledge Pdf

The perfect beginner's book for aspiring ballerinas. Join Jamie and her friends at their first-ever ballet lesson. Watch Jamie as she learns to dance and makes new friends. Young readers will discover the importance of patience, kindness, and believing in themselves. Stunning photographs combine with lively illustrations and engaging, age-appropriate stories in DK Readers, a multilevel reading program guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing their reading skills and general knowledge. With DK Readers, children will learn to read—then read to learn!

How to Be a Ballerina

Author : Harriet Castor
Publisher : Carlton Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 1847327354

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How to Be a Ballerina by Harriet Castor Pdf

Bella and her ballet school friends describe what it is like to be a real ballerina.

Life in Motion

Author : Misty Copeland,Charisse Jones
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2014-03-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781476737980

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Life in Motion by Misty Copeland,Charisse Jones Pdf

Profiles the life and career of the professional ballerina, covering from when she began dance classes at age thirteen in an after-school community center through becoming the only African American soloist dancing with the American Ballet Theatre.

Balancing Acts

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Page : 161 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2015-03-10
Category : Photography
ISBN : 9781616894269

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Balancing Acts by Anonim Pdf

There are few jobs more rarefied or as physically and mentally demanding as prima ballerina. And yet, despite very real professional risks, three dancers from the world-class San Francisco Ballet all decided to have children at the pinnacle of their careers. In Balancing Acts, photographer Lucy Gray takes readers on an unforgettable fourteen-year journey with these ballerinas, capturing their remarkable grit and determination. In dramatic black-and white photography, Gray documents their struggles to balance the demands of family and work—from their tireless preparation in rehearsals and dazzling mastery of craft displayed on stage, to their time spent relaxing at home with family and even while giving birth. In extensive interviews the dancers and their husbands discuss their stories with great candor, providing remarkable insight into the life of a ballerina and the everyday challenges and joys of mothers everywhere.

How to be a Real Ballerina

Author : Davina Bell
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2022-01-06
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1839132124

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How to be a Real Ballerina by Davina Bell Pdf

"You don't have to be perfect to be a dancer. If your heart feels like it's flying when you perform, you will know for sure that you're a real ballerina." [quatrième de couverture].

The Ballerina Mindset

Author : Megan Fairchild
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 177 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2021-12-07
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9780143136040

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The Ballerina Mindset by Megan Fairchild Pdf

Learn how to thrive in intense, competitive environments with these secrets from one of America's premiere ballerinas--and get a sneak peek at what her life is really like. Ballet may look glamorous and effortless to audience members, but it requires grueling discipline. It's a competitive and physically and mentally demanding career that combines elite athleticism, artistry, and performance. Not only do dancers rehearse for six to eight hours a day before performing at night, but they also must make it all look easy! As a principal ballerina with New York City Ballet and a one-time Broadway star--not to mention a mother of three and an MBA student--Megan Fairchild is all too familiar with these challenges. In The Ballerina Mindset, she shares all the wisdom she's learned from her nearly two-decade career, drawing upon her own experiences to show us how she learned to overcome challenges ranging from stage fright to negative feedback to a packed calendar to weight management--and how we can do the same. Inspiring, warm, and revelatory, The Ballerina Mindset is the perfect how-to guide for dancers, athletes, artists, and anyone struggling to stay sane in a high-pressure environment.

Be a Ballerina!

Author : Katharine Holabird
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 36 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2022-09-13
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781665920704

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Be a Ballerina! by Katharine Holabird Pdf

Angelina Ballerina shows young readers all the ways to be a ballerina in this storybook! Angelina Ballerina does many things throughout her day that help her be the best ballerina she can be. Ballerinas fuel their bodies, so Angelina eats a healthy breakfast. They’re dedicated and determined, like Angelina as she goes to ballet school and practices at home. Little ones will see how ballerinas ask for help, never give up, and more! © 2022 Helen Craig Ltd and Katharine Holabird. The Angelina Ballerina name and character and the dancing Angelina logo are trademarks of HIT Entertainment Limited, Katharine Holabird, and Helen Craig.