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  • Mary's Last Dance

    The untold story of the wife of Mao's Last Dancer

    by Mary Li ...
    The highly anticipated memoir of Australian ballerina Mary Li – and the long-awaited sequel to her husband Li Cunxin's bestselling memoir, Mao's Last Dancer.Mary’s Last Dance is a powerful and uplifting memoir about chasing an impossible dream, and sacrificing one’s own ambition for the love of a child. It is a moving and unforgettable story of passion, dedication and devotion – and the highly ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Prima Donna

    by Karen Swan ...
    Breaking the rules. Getting away with it."A totally original, witty, sexy and engrossing read" HeatPia Soto is the sexy and glamorous prima ballerina, the Brazilian bombshell who's shaking up the ballet world with her outrageous behaviour. She's wild and precocious, and she's a survivor. She's determined that no man will ever control her destiny. But ruthless financier Will Silk has Pia in his ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Mao's Last Dancer

    by Li Cunxin ...
    In a small, desperately poor village in north-east China, a young peasant boy sits at his rickety old school desk, interested more in the birds outside than in Chairman Mao's Red Book and the grand words it contains. But that day, some strange men come to his school – Madame Mao's cultural delegates. They are looking for young peasants to mould into faithful guards of Chairman Mao's great vision ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Hope in a Ballet Shoe

    Orphaned by war, saved by ballet: an extraordinary true story

    Hope in a Ballet Shoe tells the story of Michaela DePrince. Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher.Michaela and her best friend are adopted by an American couple and Michaela begins to ... Read more

    $9.01 AUD

  • Power (The Faces of Evil 3)

    by Debra Webb ...
    series The Faces of Evil
    For fans of Karen Rose, Katia Lief and Mary Burton comes the latest romantic thriller from bestselling author, Debra Webb.Sometimes the truth is too dangerous to find...Things are getting better for Jess Harris. Newly appointed as Deputy Chief of Birmingham, Alabama's major crime division, she's hoping to leave the troubles of her past behind. The only problem is that her ex-lover, Police Chief ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Soar

    A Life Freed by Dance

    McAllister's triumphant story.' Benjamin Law 'A ripping memoir.' Jane Turner From the backblocks of Perth to international stardom, this is a story of courage to fight against the odds for your passion and succeed. David McAllister has always belonged onstage. As the middle child in a Catholic family who knew nothing about dance, he watched himself twirl in the reflective glass of the TV and ... Read more

    $14.51 AUD

  • Life in Motion

    An Unlikely Ballerina

    When Misty Copeland first placed her hands on the ballet barre at an after-school community centre, no one expected the undersized, underprivileged and anxious thirteen-year-old to become one of America's most groundbreaking dancers. A true prodigy, she was attempting in months roles that take most dancers years to master. But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Ballet Beautiful

    Get the strong, toned and graceful figure of a dancer – without the rigorous training!Mary Helen Bowers has helped tone and sculpt the bodies of a whole host of celebrities, including Natalie Portman for her role in Black Swan, plus Liv Tyler, Zooey Deschanel and Helena Christensen. Now, in this fantastic fitness guide, she reveals her exercise, diet and lifestyle plan for transforming your whole ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • A Dancer in Wartime

    The touching true story of a young girl's journey from the Blitz to the Bright Lights

    by Gillian Lynne ...
    London during the Blitz was a time of hardship, heroism and hope.For Gillian Lynne - a budding ballerina - it was also a time of great change as she was evacuated from war-torn London to a crumbling mansion, where dance classes took place in the faded ballroom.Life was hard, but her talent and dedication shone through and an astonishing journey ensued, which saw Gillian dancing a triumphant debut ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Come Back to Me (A Seal Island novel)

    A gripping love story from the author of THE ITALIAN VILLA

    From the bestselling author of The Italian Island and Watch Over Me, a romantic, moving and uplifting story of three different lives, connected by a thread. Pe****rfect for anyone who loves Fiona Valpy and Lily Graham.'Atmospheric, romantic and compelling. Daniela writes with huge warmth and sincerity' Rosanna LeyThree separate lives. Three broken hearts.Haunted by... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Plié with Fire (Dancing Dream #3.5)

    by Leslie DuBois ...
    series Dancing Dream #3.5
    When Tiki Velasquez has to decide between jail and ballet school, the decision seems obvious. But after living on the streets in order avoid the dance world, sashaying right back into it may be too painful for her to bear. With a quick wit and a hard exterior, most people believe that messing with Tiki is just playing with fire. No one can really see that she’s only trying not to get burned. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD

  • Dancing Through It

    My Journey in the Ballet

    “A glimpse into the fragile psyche of a dancer.” —The Washington PostJenifer 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 ... Read more

    $12.09 AUD

  • Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today

    On a freezing night in January 2013, an assailant hurled acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Filin. The crime, organized by a lead soloist, dragged one of Russia’s most illustrious institutions into scandal.Under Vladimir Putin, the Bolshoi Theatre has been called on to preserve Russia’s lengthy artistic legacy and to mirror its neo-imperial ambitions. As ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • A Body of Work

    Dancing to the Edge and Back

    David Hallberg, the first American to join the famed Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer and the dazzling artist The New Yorker described as “the most exciting male dancer in the western world,” presents a look at his artistic life—up to the moment he returns to the stage after a devastating injury that almost cost him his career.Beginning with his real-life Billy Elliot childhood—an all-American ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Ballet

    From the First Plie to Mastery, An Eight-Year Course

    Ballet: From the First Pli; to Mastery is designed as a complement to a beginning student's ballet training. The book opens with a brief description of the benefits of ballet training to young dancers, and then introduces fundamentals and precepts of the technique. Clear photographs show exactly how to execute each movement. Then an eight-year course is presented, taking the student from age 5 or ... Read more

    $61.92 AUD

  • Ballroom Dancing

    by Alex Moore ...
    A guide to ballroom dancing. It includes all the main ballroom dances,along with versions of most dances approved for championships. Thereare diagrams showing every step from both the male and femaleperspective. This tenth edition is revised and updated. ... Read more

    $40.47 AUD

  • Basic Principles of Classical Ballet

    Although the stars of Russian ballet Anna Pavlova and Tamara Karsavina possessed a national manner of dancing, there was no truly Russian school of dancing until the 1930s. The development of this school was largely due to Mme. Vaganova (1879–1951), not only a great dancer but also the teacher of Galina Ulanova and many others and an unsurpassed theoretician.The principles of Vaganova's system are ... Read more

    $11.91 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Ballerina Body

    Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Lighter, Stronger, and More Graceful You

    In her first health and fitness book, celebrated ballerina Misty Copeland shows you how to find the motivation to get healthier and stronger, and how to refine the body you were born with to be lean, strong and flexible, with step-by-step advice, meal plans, workout routines and words of inspiration.Misty offers her own time-tested, ballet-inspired movements that are perfect for women who want to ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Everything is Under Control: A Memoir with Recipes

    by Phyllis Grant ...
    ‘Grant whips up moments of intense emotion and life with the briefest of words and images. Throughout it all, food is the life source, comfort, energiser and inspiration bursting from the pages a la Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential.’ Stylist ‘What a beautiful, rich, poetic memoir this is. Phyllis writes of longing, suffering, family, and food with such delicate power. Like the best chefs, ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Europeans

    Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture

    by Orlando Figes ...
    'Magnificent. Beautifully written, immaculately researched and thoroughly absorbing from start to finish. A tour de force that explains how Europe's cultural life transformed during the course of the 19th century - and so much more' Peter FrankopanFrom the bestselling author of Natasha's Dance, The Europeans is richly enthralling, panoramic cultural history of nineteenth-century Europe, told ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Saint of Petersburg (Dancing Dream #3)

    by Leslie DuBois ...
    series Dancing Dream #3
    After being raised in poverty, Sonya Garrison has a dream career and the love of not one, but two gorgeous men. But when she notices how fame and fortune are turning her into the type of person she doesn't want to be, will she be strong enough to change? Can she give up everything she ever wanted, in order to go after what she really needs? ... Read more

    $5.98 AUD

  • Belle Fury

    by Lola Dodge ...
    series The Manhattan Ten Series #3
    "Lola Dodge does it again! I can't get enough of these superhero romances and I truly wonder WHY ARE THERE NOT MORE?!" -Literary GeorgeA ballerina. A lightning-powered soldierboy.She’s focused on career, career, and only career. This dance-a-holic wants nothing but the stage and the spotlight and she has the talent to back up her dreams. Belle’s path to stardom is a straight shot until her late ... Read more

    $2.98 AUD

  • Rudolf Nureyev

    The Life

    NOW A MAJOR FILM BY RALPH FIENNES, THE WHITE CROW'A gripping account of an extraordinary life' Daily TelegraphBorn on a train in Stalin's Russia, Rudolf Nureyev was ballet's first pop icon. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement - both on and off stage.Nureyev's achievements and conquests became legendary: he rose out of Tatar peasant poverty to become the Kirov's thrilling ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Rebel on Pointe

    A Memoir of Ballet and Broadway

    by Lee Wilson ...
    Short, plump, pigeon-toed, and never good enough for mom, Lee Wilson dared to dream she could grow up to be a star. In this uplifting memoir, Wilson describes how she grand jetéd from the stifling suburbia of the 1950s, a world of rigid gender roles, to the only domain where women and men were equally paid and equally respected—in grand, historic dance theaters and under the bright lights of the ... Read more

    $15.28 AUD