Every Step You Take (Hardcover)
Harper, 9780061732386, 288pp.
Publication Date: October 4, 2011
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About the Author
Jock Soto joined the New York City Ballet in 1981. He was promoted to soloist in 1984 and to principal dancer in 1985. He has danced featured roles in countless ballets, many of which were created specifically for him. He has been a permanent member of the faculty at the School of American Ballet since 1996, and in 2007 he was the subject of the critically acclaimed documentary Water Flowing Together. He lives in New York City with his partner, Luis Fuentes, a sommelier.
Praise For Every Step You Take: A Memoir…
— Library Journal (starred review)
“[Jock’s] story, a true nowhere-to-somewhere tale, gathers momentum, it achieves a narrative power and an essential sweetness that is never cloying or annoying...A powerful story, affectionately told, about the demands and dimensions of personal and professional success.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Soto offers inspirational insights into a dancer’s creative process.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Jock Soto’s story is as poignant as his dancing. Every Step You Take is an inspirational journey that reveals a life on and beyond the stage. A must-read for any artist who sacrifices for their art.”
— Padma Lakshmi, author, actress, model and host of Emmy Award-winning show Top Chef
“Airborne in spirit, earthbound in truth, the words are moving and masterful. Like the dancer himself.”
— Tommy Tune