Raising the Barre: Big Dreams, False Starts, & My Midlife Quest to Dance The Nutcracker by Lauren Kessler

Raising the Barre: Big Dreams, False Starts, & My Midlife Quest to Dance The Nutcracker

Lauren Kessler

272 pages first pub 2015 (editions)

nonfiction biography memoir informative inspiring medium-paced

Description

Like generations of little girls, Lauren Kessler fell in love with ballet the first time she saw The Nutcracker, and from that day, at age five, she dreamed of becoming a ballerina. But when she was twelve, her very famous ballet instructor crushe...

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