A Young Dancer: The Life of an Ailey Student (Hardcover)

The Life of an Ailey Student

By Valerie Gladstone, Jose Ivey (Photographer)

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805082333, 1pp.

Publication Date: March 31, 2009



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.

About the Author

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. JOSE 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."