Ballet News | The Top 5 Ballet Books

October 13, 2011

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Ballet News | The Top 5 ballet reads

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There are many books, both fiction and non-fiction, where the author has taken classical ballet as their subject.  I’ve reviewed quite a few of them for Ballet News over time, and my choice here represents my absolute must-have reading. It didn’t even take any debate – they are all outstanding in their own right.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a ballet student, a professional dancer or if you just enjoy a good performance – these books will make you smile, let you into a secret or two, dispel the myths about ballet (especially backstage) to keep it real, and generally entertain you through crisp, mellow Autumn,  into snowy Winter and beyond.

If you have these 5 books in your ballet bag, you’re sorted! If you don’t, they’d make great Christmas presents.

Where available, I’ve included the Kindle edition – and please remember that Kindle books can be read on just about any kind of device; you don’t need a Kindle.

So, here’s my Top 5 Ballet Reads.

In no particular order :

1. Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin

Mao’s Last Dancer (Paperback)


List Price: £9.99 GBP
New From: £4.66 GBP In Stock
Used from: £0.01 GBP In Stock

2. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers: The Story of Success (Paperback)


List Price: £9.99 GBP
New From: £4.04 GBP In Stock
Used from: £0.48 GBP In Stock

Outliers: The Story of Success (Kindle Edition)


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3. So you want to be a ballet dancer? by Jennifer Kronenberg

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


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4. Anatomy, Dance Technique & Injury Prevention by Justin Howse and Moira McCormack

Dance Technique, Injury Prevention and Care of the Dancer (Paperback)


List Price: £31.99 GBP
New From: £20.01 GBP In Stock
Used from: £19.43 GBP In Stock

5. The Everyday Dancer by Deborah Bull

The Everyday Dancer (Hardcover)


List Price: £14.99 GBP
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Used from: £0.01 GBP In Stock

The Everyday Dancer (Kindle Edition)


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And finally….. a reader BONUS!  My own Cupcakes & Conversation, currently available in four volumes :

Cupcakes & Conversation with Professional Dancers (Kindle Edition)


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Cupcakes & Conversation with professional ballet dancers volume 2 (Kindle Edition)


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Easter Cupcakes & Conversation (Kindle Edition)


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Christmas Cupcakes & Conversation with … (Kindle Edition)


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If you love reading, you’ll never be alone. Have fun & happy reading!

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