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Twelve-year -old Damian Alexander saw the movie Billy Elliot the musical and fell in love with the ballet. It has been his dream since first seeing the movie to dance like the boy in the movie especially the number called Dream Ballet. He starts by taking ballet lessons at a near by school in his neighborhood in Phoenix, Arizona. He show remarkable talent and appeared to be a fast learner. He meets another boy in his ballet class, Donnel Jenkins. The two boys not only learn the ballet techniques quickly but also choreograph their own solo routines for the up coming school recital. They also choreographed a pas de deux or dance for two and perform their routine at the school recital. They receive a scholarship to the prestigious ballet company, Ballet Arizona. Follow the story of Damian and his hard work to achieve recognition in the ballet community.
|Publisher:||Barnes & Noble Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Before starting his writing career, Tecumapese Morning Star, Tec to his friends, was an elementary school librarian and teacher. After leaving the education field, he worked in the fast-food industry, the hospitality industry, and the retail industry. Tec is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. He has a diploma in writing for Children from the Stratford Career Institute. He has a diploma in freelance writing from the Penn Foster Distant Learning Center. He has one son and three grandchildren. Tec in his free time practices and teaches karate. He holds the rank of Soke, tenth-degree black belt. He also has a Doctor of Philosophy and Sciences in Martial Arts. Tec also holds third and fourth-degree ranks in two other styles. Tec also plays saxophone in a local community wind symphony. Tec is also a certified United States Soccer Federation referee. Tec and his family are of Native American descent and enrolled members of the Shawnee Nation Appalachian Tribe.