"The people, the excitement, and the beauty of dancers were the story of my life...."
When eighteen-year-old dancer Anna Linado began her professional ballet career with the prestigious Los Angeles Ballet Theatre, she thought all of her dreams had come true. Company life offered glamorous colleagues, exhilarating performances, and the chance to become a prima ballerina.
Then she finds an older dancer's diary hidden in her theater case, and the contents unravel her preconceptions about life in the company.
Just as Anna reaches the cusp of stardom and the beginning of a promising love affair, the realities of the ballet world will change her life forever.
Praise for BREAKING POINTE
"I really feel that this book, like Ms. Wenger-Landis’ first, accurately portrays the professional ballet company and the experiences of its dancers.”—Tendusunderapalmtree.com
"The conclusion of this novel brings to light a sad but important question for dancers: how many of us actually have the healthy relationship we want with dance? How good are we at picking up on cues in our own experiences to help us make that assessment? If anything, Breaking Pointe is a lesson in the importance of self-knowledge. I recommend it in earnest."—4dancers.org
"Miriam Wenger-Landis' two ballet-themed novels are helping to create a new genre for an untapped market."
Praise for GIRL IN MOTION
by Miriam Wenger-Landis
"...Offers an inside view of professional dance training."
—THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
"A novel about the ups and downs of life in a ballet boarding school. I snapped it up right away, and soon discovered I couldn't put it down."
—Amanda Brice, author of CODENAME: DANCER
"If you want to know what it feels like to be a dancer in vocational training (from a fictional perspective) then give this one a whirl."
About the Author
Miriam Wenger-Landis was a student at the School of American Ballet in New York and a professional ballerina with the Miami City Ballet. She graduated from Stanford University and lives in Seattle, Washington.