So, You Want To Be a Ballet Dancer?: Making It in the Rough and Tumble World of Professional Ballet [NOOK Book]

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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...
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So, You Want To Be a Ballet Dancer?: Making It in the Rough and Tumble World of Professional Ballet

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013192171
  • Publisher: Diversion Books
  • Publication date: 4/25/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 162,607
  • File size: 592 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2011

    Dancing Queen

    It's great! Very helpful to me and I'm going to my ninth year of dance. I've always wanted to go fora company and this gave me an inside look of what it was like. It also gave me adviceof how to get moe serious about dance. I reccomend this to all aspiring dancers.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Its awesome

    I love this book it rocks im going in to my 7 year of dance im only 9 but im going to be dancing until i wat to stop............. WHICH WILL BE FOREVER!!!!!! :) I LOVE DANCE

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Hi

    Hi, I'm a dancer in her ninth year of dance. This book is basically the essential handbook for all things dance. I have been looking for something like this for YEARS!!!!!! It is amazing!!! Lots of really useful tips which have helpedme enourmously, like "put booties or socks over your shoues when you're walking on the floor in the theater-you might tramp wax or dirt onto the stage." I love it. A must for all good dancers!!! Can't wait for my class on Monday!!!
    Firedancer888

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Essential!!!

    Absolutly essential for all ballet dancers!!! I am going on my 5th year of dance and i found that this book helped me and might of just started me on my way to my career. I love this book and now inwill never give up on my dreams :)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    Need a ballet studio

    Go to Inna Ballet Rochester NY

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    Pointe Shoes (no idea what to rate) Pointe Shoes

    I am 11 and am going on pointe this year! I absolutly cant wait! But I have not read this book it looks good!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Balletdancer99

    This book isamazing am going on ten years of dancing i love ballet so much :) (Morgan Shaner age 14)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    Very good

    Love this book I am in my 11th year of dance and I found it very helpful

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Ballet

    I loved loved loved this book. I have danced since I was 4 and I have danced for 8 years! I fully recamend this book for all fellow dancers

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