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Dancing through it : my journey in the ballet

Ringer, Jenifer (author.).

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  • ISBN: 1628990945 (library binding : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781628990942 (library binding : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 431 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print , 2014.

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Contents:
Tiptoe -- New York -- The company -- Darkling -- Dawning -- Dancing through -- Intermission -- The other side -- Sugar plumgate -- Dancing Dances at a Gathering -- Facing away -- The mirror.
Summary, etc.: A behind-the-curtains look at the rarefied world of classical ballet from a principal dancer at the New York City Ballet. 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. By the age of twelve, Jenifer Ringer 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.
Subject: Ringer, Jenifer
Ballerinas United States Biography
New York City Ballet
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