Beyond the Book


“Start With This” was the easy part. ‘Where to stop?’ was the hard part. There was so much more I wanted to tell in my book – more improbable experiences in New York City, more nitty gritty from the dance trenches, more frank reflections and analysis. But I really wanted the book to be accessible to both young dancers (many of whom aren’t likely to pick up a heavy nonfiction) and adults with a history - or a child - in ballet (many of whom have precious little time to read anything). So I kept my first volume slim, and bargained this restraint against the liberty to offer deeper digs elsewhere. This is that elsewhere.