Breaking Pointe: A Ballet Novel

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"The people, the excitement, and the beauty of dancers were the story of my life...."

When eighteen-year-old dancer Anna Linado began her professional ballet career with the prestigious Los Angeles Ballet Theatre, she thought all of her dreams had come true. Company life offered glamorous colleagues, exhilarating performances, and the chance to become a prima ballerina.

Then she finds an older dancer's diary hidden in her theater case, and the ...

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Overview

"The people, the excitement, and the beauty of dancers were the story of my life...."

When eighteen-year-old dancer Anna Linado began her professional ballet career with the prestigious Los Angeles Ballet Theatre, she thought all of her dreams had come true. Company life offered glamorous colleagues, exhilarating performances, and the chance to become a prima ballerina.

Then she finds an older dancer's diary hidden in her theater case, and the contents unravel her preconceptions about life in the company.

Just as Anna reaches the cusp of stardom and the beginning of a promising love affair, the realities of the ballet world will change her life forever.

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Praise for GIRL IN MOTION
by Miriam Wenger-Landis

"...Offers an inside view of professional dance training."
-THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

"A novel about the ups and downs of life in a ballet boarding school. I snapped it up right away, and soon discovered I couldn't put it down."
-Amanda Brice, author of CODENAME: DANCER

"If you want to know what it feels like to be a dancer in vocational training (from a fictional perspective) then give this one a whirl."
-BalletNews.co.uk

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468144314
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 405,632
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Miriam Wenger-Landis was a student at the School of American Ballet in New York and a professional ballerina with the Miami City Ballet. She graduated from Stanford University and lives in Seattle, Washington.
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  • Posted June 4, 2012

    Breaking Pointe, by Miriam Wenger Landis, is a terrific sequel t

    Breaking Pointe, by Miriam Wenger Landis, is a terrific sequel to her first book, Girl in Motion. Again, the reader is given an inside look at the way personalities and politics influence the career of a ballerina. I particularly liked the device of a found journal from a former company member which helped to introduce characters and provided opportunities for input from other perspectives. If you're thinking of dancing your heart out to become a ballerina, read this these books and learn to find out the true character of the professional company you seek.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    Great

    Great fictional ballet novel! Must read for all aspiring ballerinas.

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  • Posted May 16, 2012

    Anna Linado is back in this follow-up to Girl in Motion. This ti

    Anna Linado is back in this follow-up to Girl in Motion. This time she's graduated from School of Ballet New York and is dancing with a professional company in LA. The author knows this world intimately, having danced professionally. Beautifully written, this is a must for all girls who want a career in dance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    Brooding Anna Linado from GIRL IN MOTION is back in this stellar

    Brooding Anna Linado from GIRL IN MOTION is back in this stellar second novel. A very authentic look at the life of a professional ballet dancer.

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