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Lyons, Kelly Starling

Summary: "The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Misty Copeland became the first African American Female Principal Dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, but how did she get there?"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE LYO

Lukasiak, Chloe

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Summary: This full-color, heavily designed book featuring never-before-seen photos, inspirational quotes, and Chloe's own doodles and poetry offers exclusive insight into Chloe's world as well as a message that will inspire all readers to be their very best selves. Lukasiak knows that life would be easier without disappointments, bullying, and medical issues ... but sometimes it takes challenges to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2018

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Garcia, Mayte

Summary: A candid assessment of the iconic musician's personal and professional life by his first wife traces their long-distance courtship, marriage, and creative partnership as well as the challenges that compromised their romance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GARCIA, MAYTE GAR

Summary: Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder, two living legends in the world of American dance, are the subjects of this intimate and revealing documentary. Carmen achieved notoriety in the early 1950s, as a lead dancer of incomparable beauty and grace with Alvin Ailey's American Dance Theater. Geoffrey, large in life and an elemental force on stage, found fame not only as a dancer but also as an...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2009

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Grubic Riordan, Vicki.

Summary: Vicki Riordan found her calling as a tap dancer and at eighteen she opened her own studio. But Vicki soon decided to put her tap shoes into early retirement to focus on marriage and start a family. When her marriage abruptly ended and Vicki was left with no means to support herself and her two young sons, she returned to her passion and began teaching adult tap. The Tap Pups program was born...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2012

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 792.78 GRU

Ryals, Lexi

Summary: "Misty Copeland is one of the most famous dancers in the world. But before she was dancing for millions of fans, Misty was just a young girl who loved ballet, even though she didn't look like the typical ballerina. Learn how she made it all the way to the top in this exciting level 3 biography!"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR PURPLE

Meadows, Michelle.

Summary: Janet Collins wanted to be a ballerina in the 1930s and O40s, a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States. From her early childhood lessons to the height of her success as the first African-American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Opera, this is the story of a remarkable pioneer. Full color.x 11.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2019

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB JANET COLLINS MEA

DePrince, Michaela.

Summary: "The memoir of Michaela DePrince, who lived the first few years of her live in war-torn Sierra Leone until being adopted by an American Family. Now seventeen, she is one of the premiere ballerinas in the United States"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf Books for Young Readers 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 DEP

Ziegler, Maddie

Summary: "Teen dance prodigy, breakout Dance Moms star, and judge on So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation presents her uplifting coming-of-age memoir about following her dreams and working hard to achieve success in both the dance world and in life. Maddie Ziegler had hoped to become a star--she just didn't know how soon that day would come. At just eight years old, she was cast on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 ZIE

Lyon, Lea

Summary: Ready to Fly is the true story of Sylvia Townsend, an African American girl who falls in love with ballet after seeing Swan Lake on TV. Although there aren't many ballet schools that will accept a girl like Sylvia in the 1950s, her local bookmobile provides another possibility. A librarian helps Sylvia find a book about ballet and the determined seven-year-old, with the help of her new books,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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Cunningham, Merce

Summary: Looks at the career of dancer and choreographer, Merce Cunningham.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2020

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Palmer, Marina

Summary: Approaching her dreaded thirtieth birthday--without a husband, a fabulous apartment, or children--Marina Palmer suddenly found herself adrift in anxiety. She was successful but bored. Lasting love was elusive and her visits to the therapist multiplied. Then, on a vacation to South America, she discovered the passion that her life was missing. Leaving behind her fast-track career and her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. Morrow 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 793.33 PAL

Terp, Gail

Summary: Misty Danielle Copeland is an American ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre, one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Rabbit Books 2017

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE TER

Howden, Sarah

Summary: Presents the life of the African-American dancer, describing her childhood, her ballet training, and her work with the American Ballet Theatre.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Calkhoven, Laurie

Summary: Discusses Misty Copeland's family, childhood, and early dancing years before she became a world famous ballerina.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Summary: For over three decades, there's been one singular sensation: A Chorus Line. This groundbreaking hit musical inspired by the emotional lives of dancers during the audition process. Now the story comes full circle and offers a revealing, unprecedented look at the auditions for the Broadway revival of the perennial classic. The music, the moves and the real-life drama, bringing you closer to the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC EVE

Orgill, Roxane.

Summary: Capturing the grace and beauty of the two biggest names in dance history, this glimpse into the lives of siblings Fred and Adele Astaire traces their extraordinary journey to success on Broadway and in Hollywood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 ORG

Chmerkovskiy, Valentin

Summary: Valentin Chmerkovskiy, the world championship-winning and beloved Dancing with the Stars ballroom dancer invites fans into his life as never before, sharing the experiences, including the failures and successes, that have shaped him, from his early childhood in Ukraine to growing up as an immigrant in the U.S. to his rise to international fame. Val has captivated viewers of Dancing with the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHMERKOVSKIY, VALENTIN CHM

Eaves, Elisabeth

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 792.7 EAV

Keating, Susan Katz.

Summary: A biography of Isadora Duncan, a dancer called "daughter of the Sun Spirit," who introduced a form of movement that became the foundation for modern dance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mason Crest Publishers 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DUN

Copeland, Misty.

Summary: Profiles the life and career of the professional ballerina, covering from when she began dance classes at age thirteen in an after-school community center through becoming the only African American soloist dancing with the American Ballet Theatre.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COPELAND, MISTY COP

Hough, Derek

Summary: The only four-time champion of the hit ABC reality show "Dancing with the Stars" shares the lessons he has learned on and off the dance floor that helped him embrace and overcome daily challenges, along with behind-the-scenes stories from the show.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HOUGH, DEREK HOU

Graham, Martha

Summary: The innovative choreographer describes her childhood, her days with the Denishawn Dance Company, her tragic marriage, her own company, and her work with such artists as Chaplin, Louise Brooks, Aaron Copland, and Margot Fonteyn

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1991

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GRAHAM, MARTHA GRA

Ashley, Merrill.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 1984

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 792.82 ASH