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B Is for Ballet

A Dance Alphabet (American Ballet Theatre)

John Robert Allman, Rachael Dean (Illustrator)


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Library Binding (9/22/2020)


An A to Z celebration of the world of ballet, from the renowned American Ballet Theatre.

A is for arabesque, B is for Baryshnikov, and C is for Coppélia in this beautifully illustrated, rhyming, alphabetic picture book, filled with ballet stars, dances, positions, and terminology. Written by the acclaimed author of A Is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z, the dazzling, creative wordplay forms a graceful pas de deux with the stylish, swooping lines and rich color of the sumptuous illustrations. In partnership with the American Ballet Theatre, here is the perfect gift for any ballet fan, from children just starting ballet to adults who avidly follow this graceful artform.

Praise For B Is for Ballet: A Dance Alphabet (American Ballet Theatre)

"Those in love with ballet will find much to enjoy."—Kirkus

Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 9780593180945, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 22, 2020

About the Author

JOHN ROBERT ALLMAN lives in New York City, where he works in marketing for television and theater. He is the author of A is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z and Boys Dance! He saw his first ballet, Ben Stevenson's Dracula, when he was seven. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @Johnny_Allman.

RACHAEL DEAN is a children's book illustrator based the United Kingdom. She often finds inspiration for her work in nature and in the many different countries she has traveled to. Follow Rachael on Instagram at @rachaeladean.

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE is one of the greatest dance companies in the world. Revered as a national treasure since its founding season in 1940, its mission is to create, present, preserve, and extend the great repertoire of classical dancing for the widest possible audience. Headquartered in New York City, ABT is the only cultural institution of its size and stature to extensively tour, enchanting audiences for eight decades in 50 US states, 45 countries, and over 480 cities worldwide. ABT's repertoire includes full-length classics from the nineteenth century, the finest works from the early twentieth century, and acclaimed contemporary masterpieces. In 2006, by an act of Congress, ABT became America's National Ballet Company®. Find out more at and follow ABT dancers at @abtofficial on Instagram, on Twitter at @ABTBallet, and on Facebook at @AmericanBalletTheatre.