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Dancing Through It: My Journey in the Ballet

Authors: Ringer, Jenifer
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: BIO022000, REL012000, PER003010
ISBN: 9780698151505, Related ISBNs: 0143127020, 0670026492, 069815150X, 9780143127024, 9780670026494
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 288,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: “A glimpse into the fragile psyche of a dancer.” —The Washington Post

Jenifer Ringer, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, was thrust into the headlines after her weight was commented on by a New York Times critic, and her response ignited a public dialogue about dance and weight.

Ballet aficionados and aspiring performers of all ages will want to join Ringer behind the scenes as she shares her journey from student to star and candidly discusses both her struggle with an eating disorder and the media storm that erupted after the Times review. An unusually upbeat account of life on the stage, Dancing Through It is also a coming-of-age story and an inspiring memoir of faith and of triumph over the body issues that torment all too many women and men.
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