A Young Dancer: The Life of an Ailey Student (Paperback)

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By Valerie Gladstone, Jose Ivey (Photographer)
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Meet Iman Bright, a thirteen-year-old student at the prestigious Ailey School in New York City. Iman is passionate about dance, but she also enjoys drawing, playing music, and of course, hanging out with her friends. Follow Iman as she warms up at the barre, practices violin, and gets ready for a performance with her fellow students.

In descriptive words and striking photographs, this informative picture book provides fascinating insight into the world of dance through the voice of one very talented young performer.

About the Author

VALERIE GLADSTONE is a biographer of George Balanchine, and has been writing about the arts for twenty years. She has published articles on dance in "The New York Times," "The Boston Globe," "The Washington Post," "Travel & Leisure," and "Dance "magazine. She lives in New York City.JOSE IVEY has been a professional photographer for more than fifteen years. His work has been published in "The New York Times "and the "Los Angeles Times." He lives in New York City."

Praise For…

"There's some sweat, lots of smiles and an all-around feeling of joy and pride. Aspiring dancers will warm up to Iman and, one hopes, put on some music and start dancing on their own."--Kirkus Reviews "A wide range of readers will find inspiration in Iman’s dedication and in her joyful approach to her discipline, which allows her to take criticism in stride and to connect to deep feelings"--Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781627790987
ISBN-10: 1627790985
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication Date: March 1st, 2009
Pages: 48
Language: English