A Young Dancer: The Life of an Ailey Student

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Macmillan, Mar 31, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Meet Iman Bright, a thirteen-year-old student at the prestigious Ailey School in New York City. Iman is passionate about dance, but she also enjoys drawing, playing music, and of course, hanging out with her friends. Follow Iman as she warms up at the barre, practices violin, and gets ready for a performance with her fellow students.

In descriptive words and striking photographs, this informative picture book provides fascinating insight into the world of dance through the voice of one very talented young performer.


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User Review  - kwolinski - LibraryThing

Iman Bright is a ballet student at The Ailey School in New York City. Iman tells readers about her life at The Ailey School, her family, friends, and everyday life. I appreciate this book because it shows young readers who want to attend schools for dance how life is at this particular school. Read full review

A YOUNG DANCER: The Life of an Ailey Student

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

"Dancing makes me feel free," says Iman Bright, a student at the Ailey School. In this very appealing photo-essay, the Bronx girl shares her love of the different dance techniques she learns at the ... Read full review

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VALERIE GLADSTONE is a biographer of George Balanchine, and has been writing about the arts for twenty years. She has published articles on dance in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Travel & Leisure, and Dance magazine. She lives in New York City.

JOSÉ IVEY has been a professional photographer for more than fifteen years. His work has been published in The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in New York City.

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