Once a Dancer...An Autobiography by Allegra Kent

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One of George Balanchine's greatest ballerinas, who was a principal dancer for more than twenty years with the New York City Ballet, talks about her childhood, dance career, marriage, and constant quest for emotional and physical stability.

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Allegra Kent joined the New York City Ballet at the age of fifteen and was a principal dancer with the company for thirty years, during which time she created a number of starring roles in ballets by Balanchine and Robbins. The mother of two daughters and a son, she is also the author of "Allegra Kent's Water Beauty Book.
Published January 1, 1997 by St. Martin's Press. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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During a childhood spent in constant transit between east, west, and south American coasts, Kent studied ballet with Bronislava Nijinksa and Carmelita Maracci before entering the School of American Ballet in New York.

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The dancing of ballerina Kent has been described as complex, even demonic. In this memoir, Kent explains the tensions and conflicts behind her legendary performances with Balanchine's New York Cit

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