From the Publisher
“A welcome addition to Balanchine chronicles. Frank, fair, earthy, direct . . . A true prodigal, Villella emerges triumphant from Balanchine’s unique academy of hard knocks.”
"Villella appears as his immensely talented, intelligent, self-absorbed, and opinionated self: a clear-eyed account of a most remarkable career in a remarkable time."
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Dancer Villella's frank, earthy autobiography also offers a portrait of his mentor, the choreographer George Balanchine. Photos. (Feb.)
The reminiscences of Villela, who spent over 20 years with the New York City Ballet under the legendary Balanchine. He discusses his formative years, his introduction to ballet, and the battles he had with and the respect he had for "Mr. B." Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.