Ballet News | Your backstage pass into ballet – on the beach !

July 20, 2011

Ballet News

Ballet News | Cupcakes and Conversation Volume 2 is published

Ladies, Gentlemen and Children….

Ballet News book cover

As you gleefully pack your trunks for the holidays, Ballet News has just published the second volume of the famous ‘Cupcakes & Conversation with…’ series of interviews with professional ballet dancers.  It’s perfect for your holidays because you bought a Kindle just for that purpose, didn’t you ?  And now you need to load it up with great reads as you hit the beach. 

Sit back… enjoy that cupcake – for breakfast! You’re on holiday!!

From the back cover :

“The grit and the glamour; your backstage pass into ballet.”

It doesn’t matter whether you are new to ballet, a teacher, dancer or someone who just loves ballet, there is always something inspirational about reading how the professionals do it. What is it like in a company, and what does it take to get there ? Perhaps they have a trick to do with wearing pointe shoes, or a way of handling nerves, and for the first time, ‘Cupcakes & Conversation with … Professional Ballet Dancers’ brings together a gripping selection of interviews with professional dancers from companies around the world, so you can compare different dancers and techniques.

‘Cupcakes & Conversation with… Professional Ballet Dancers’ presents inquisitive, surprising, funny, insightful and above all helpful ideas, thoughts & advice directly from successful professional dancers.

Brought to you by the author of this hugely popular and well-read website – Ballet NEWS – this book gives you a backstage pass into the lives of ballet dancers – the grit and the glamour – giving you a unique insight into what it takes to become the best you can be.



Backstage with the stars

Cupcakes & Conversation takes you behind the scenes and reveals the lives of ballet dancers - everything from how they prepare their pointe shoes to how they trained and what their future career aspirations are.

This interview series is inspirational, funny & smart.
Kindle Edition: Check Amazon for Pricing Digital Only

Ballet News First Edition

If you missed the first edition, here it is (and you’ll read interviews with Tamara Rojo (The Royal Ballet), Maria Kochetkova (San Francisco Ballet), James Whiteside (Boston Ballet), Bennet Gartside (The Royal Ballet), Daria Klimentová (English National Ballet), Mara Galeazzi (The Royal Ballet), Robert Curran (The Australian Ballet) and Dusty Button (Birmingham Royal Ballet) :



From the back cover :

“The grit and the glamour; your backstage pass into ballet.”

It doesn’t matter whether you are new to ballet, a teacher, dancer or someone who just loves ballet, there is always something inspirational about reading how the professionals do it. What is it like in a company, and what does it take to get there ? Perhaps they have a trick to do with wearing pointe shoes, or a way of handling nerves, and for the first time, ‘Cupcakes & Conversation with …’ Professional Dancers brings together a gripping selection of interviews with professional dancers from companies around the world.

‘Cupcakes & Conversation with…’ Professional Dancers presents inquisitive, surprising, funny, insightful and above all helpful ideas, thoughts & advice directly from successful professional dancers including : Tamara Rojo, Maria Kochetkova, James Whiteside, Bennet Gartside, Daria Klimentová, Mara Galeazzi, Robert Curran and Dusty Button.

Brought to you by the author of the popular website Ballet NEWS, this book gives you a backstage pass into the lives of ballet dancers - the grit and the glamour - giving you a unique insight into what it takes to become the best you can be.
Kindle Edition: Check Amazon for Pricing Digital Only

I’d love to hear from readers who send in a photo of them reading this book in exotic holiday locations – and I’ll publish the best on Ballet News.  Please get in touch via the contact me form.

Happy Holidays !!

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One Response to “Ballet News | Your backstage pass into ballet – on the beach !”

  1. Cedrics Mom Says:

    What a great beach read! so glad you published this. Definitely going on my Wish List!!