This photo-essay introduces 16-year-old Anton Pankevich, a Russian immigrant studying at the School of American Ballet in New York City. The text tells of his Russian ballet school, his parents' decision to move to the U.S., his family's experiences living here, his love of dancing, and his American ballet training. While part of Anton's story reflects that of other immigrants, the ballet theme is the strongest part of the book, and young dancers will probably be its audience. Clear, full-color photographs show Anton at home, at school, at play, in dance classes, and (once) in performance. The photos taken of Anton and his family outside the studio often have a staged, self-conscious quality reminiscent of family snapshots, though the many shots of Anton in class give a powerful sense of the personalities, activities, and dynamics of the dance studio. Recommended for larger collections.