10 ballet novels [for adults] you’ll love

Interested in my dance-related fiction? Check out Off Balance and Outside the Limelight, Books 1 and 2 of the Ballet Theatre Chronicles. Forthcoming on January 2, 2021 is Ballet Orphans, a Ballet Theatre Chronicles prequel, that you can preorder now, HERE. My third novel, A Dancer’s Guide to Africa  is connected Ballet Orphans in a fun way, … Read more 10 ballet novels [for adults] you’ll love

Maggie Shipstead’s astonishing ballet novel, Astonish Me

The choreography is old-fashioned, but as Rusakov circles the stage doing high, perfect coupés jetés en tournant, his technique is not fusty but pure. His movements are quick but unhurried, impossible in their clarity and difficulty and extraordinary in how they seem to burst from nowhere, without any apparent effort or preparation. But the beauty … Read more Maggie Shipstead’s astonishing ballet novel, Astonish Me