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So, You want to be a ballet Dancer?
     

So, You want to be a ballet Dancer?

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by Jennifer Kronenberg
 

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Is everything really so beautiful at the ballet? For Miami City Ballet principal dancer Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg it is; but it wasn’t always so. Learn how she made it through all of her high jinx mishaps, missteps and tribulations, and continued on to a glorious career as a prima ballerina with an internationally acclaimed ballet company. She shares, along

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Is everything really so beautiful at the ballet? For Miami City Ballet principal dancer Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg it is; but it wasn’t always so. Learn how she made it through all of her high jinx mishaps, missteps and tribulations, and continued on to a glorious career as a prima ballerina with an internationally acclaimed ballet company. She shares, along with her memoirs, hints, tips and professional advice for aspiring dancers and their parents, hoping to ease them through the hard years of study as well as through the abrupt and challenging transition from student to professional. Covering everything from choosing a school and auditioning, to stage makeup and backstage basics, young dancers are sure to find the answers needed to help them survive in today’s challenging ballet world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983337102
Publisher:
Diversion Books
Publication date:
05/25/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
346,554
File size:
605 KB

Meet the Author

Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg was born in Queens, New York where she trained with Teresa Aubel, Nicholas Orloff, Norman Walker, and Barbara Walczack. She continued her studies on scholarship at the School of American Ballet before joining Miami City Ballet as an apprentice in 1994 at the age of 17. She moved steadily through the ranks and was named Principal dancer in 2001. Ms. Kronenberg has danced many leading roles; some of her favorites include Balanchine's "Rubies", Who Cares?, Allegro Brillante, Duo Concertante, Sonatine, Swan Lake, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto, as well as the classics - Grand Pas Classique, Coppélia, Don Quixote, Giselle, and John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet . Also in her repertoire are numerous Jerome Robbins and Twyla Tharp works. She danced at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1997, and at the Jacob's Pillow and Aspen Festivals, Torino Danza Festival in Italy, the Kennedy Center’s International Ballet Festival, and the Vail International Dance Festival, and most recently at the NYC City Center’s Fall for Dance performance series. In March 2011 she will be featured on PBS’s Great Performances “Dance in America: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp”. She has also been featured on numerous occasions in Pointe Magazine, Dance ViewTimes, and Dance Spirit Magazine, graced the cover of DANCE Magazine’s October 2010 issue and was the subject of its feature article. Most recently, she wrote the “From the Heart: Why I Dance” essay for DANCE Magazine’s April 2011 issue.

Ms. Kronenberg has been a regular teacher for the Miami City Ballet Summer Intensive Program for the last several years, and has also been a guest teacher with Ballet Arts of Jackson Tennessee, El Ballet de Monterrey Curso de Verano, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, and Ballet Chicago, among many others.

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