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Dancing Through It: My Journey in the Ballet [PDF / EPUB] Dancing Through It: My Journey in the Ballet A glimpse into the fragile psyche of a dancer The Washington PostJenifer Ringer a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet was thrust into the headlines after her weight was commented on by a Ne A glimpse into the fragile psyche of a It: My Epub µ dancer The Washington PostJenifer Ringer a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet was thrust into the headlines after her weight was commented on by a New York Times critic and her response ignited a public dialogue about dance and weightBallet aficionados and aspiring performers of all ages will Dancing Through ePUB ò want to join Ringer behind the scenes as she shares her journey from student to star and candidly discusses both her struggle with an eating disorder and the media storm that erupted after the Times review An unusually upbeat account of life on the stage Dancing Through It is also a coming of age story and an inspiring memoir Through It: My Kindle Ø of faith and of triumph over the body issues that torment all too many women and men.


12 thoughts on “Dancing Through It: My Journey in the Ballet

  1. says:

    I've been meaning to review this book for a while as I really liked it Ringer discusses her journey from childhood in Virginia where she started dance lessons to the School of American Ballet in NYC to her work in the New York City ballet Ringer was talented but her path was far from even; she struggled with her weight bouncing from too thin to heavy Eventually she left the company for a year She returned rising to principal dancer and marrying only to revisit her weight issues when a' NY Times' dance critic criticized her weight in a review in an incident famous as 'Nutcrackergate' Ringer used the opportunity to discuss body issues in ballet I very much liked how she physically and intellectually prepares for her roles and her discussion of how dancers are educated and trainedSome reviewers criticize Ringer for discussing her Christian faith and how it has helped her I don't agree with this Ringer is never preachy Faith is an integral part of her life and has helped her through tough times Christians have a rough time in popular culture depicted as rigid judgmental and hypocritical If a writer of any other faith was criticizing for discussing their religious journey in an autobiography the criticism would surely be criticized This book would be of interest to dancer and dance fans


  2. says:

    Again this type of book is strictly for people who dance or who have danced in the past Only then can you appreciate the agonies and triumphs and love that one experiences while dancing Ringer is a lovely person and one likes her immediately through the book which is written with gentleness and humility Like many ballerinas she went through a great deal of suffering both with her body and her dancing but indeed makes a miraculous recovery in her own personal way She becomes a born again Christian as I read it and although I as a non religious person cannot emphatize with her feelings especially since I come from a strong Jewish traditiional background I am happy for her for her faith carries her through and gives her the strength to be able to bear this very difficult profession It's a good book very interesting and well written The religious stuff sort of gets to you though I believe even if you areCharistianit gets a bit shmaltzy if you know what I mean


  3. says:

    I'm fascinated by the world of ballet and the demands on a dancer's body so I was really intrigued by the description of this book However I couldn't get past chapter 2 I'm a religious person and enjoy a motivational novel when I know that's what I'm getting into This wasn't described as such I was very interested in reading about her eating disorders and how she over came them but couldn't get far enough into the book before I put it down


  4. says:

    I'm a senior dancer that started late 27 years old am still taking class and doing a bit of avocational performing I thought Ringer's book would be interesting Well it is and so much She details backstage prep rehearsals performances how did she remember all that at one of the world's top ballet companies But what this amazing person's memoir really drives home is following your bliss even when it seems impossible while growing as a human being Lots here to recommend for any addict Ringer's addiction was to food she used Overeaters Anonymous as well as support from her church including counseling and prayer during her recovery Also highly recommended for a dance family The triumphs perils pitfalls of being a serious young dancer are laid out unlike anywhere else I've seen She is a brave and inspiring writer but Jenifer Ringer has also written a real page turner of a great read Brava It would be wonderful to see another autobiography of life after dance as a mom of two and relocating from the East Coast to the West Coast with her husband a former NYCB dancer and now managing director of the LA Dance Project I think Ringer would have me laughing at loud and near tears at life in LA as I was at times reading this memoir of her life up to age 40


  5. says:

    This book about Jenifer Ringer's struggles with an eating disorder was wonderfully written I couldn't wait to finish it I love books where people triumph over problems and especially liked the Christian influence on the author's life It also gave me a great look into the daily life of a ballerina so I learned a lot in the process The next professional ballet I will get to see will help me fully appreciate the hard work and day to day struggles of those in the ballet world I appreciate the honestly that went into writing this It would be hard to reveal yourself so fully but Jenifer did that much to the enhancement of the book I highly recommend this book


  6. says:

    An honest and straightforward account of a wonderful dancer with flaws and struggles who overcame them through her faith and love of her art I especially enjoyed the Dances at a Gathering chapter near the end of the book in which she chronicles her understanding and special joy in dancing Jerome Robbins' masterpiece


  7. says:

    As a dancer myself I enjoyed this honest and warm explication of the writer's personal experience throughout her career The book is interesting and informative balanced and beautiful


  8. says:

    Wonderful book Very engaging story If you ever wanted to be a ballerina or if you've ever had food issues or both like me you will love this book So many behind the scenes glimpses of the magical beautiful and sometimes gritty world of the NYC Ballet Very honest candid account Hard to put down


  9. says:

    I always enjoy autobiographies of dancers and this one does not disappoint Nice large print for a book from America


  10. says:

    Interesting read


  11. says:

    A great read The writing is clear and easy to follow and the author offers a lot of insight into living a healthy life of faith alongside the amazing story of her life in the ballet I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it I think even non dancers would enjoy this book especially those struggling with eating disorders or uestions of faith If you want a good relatively uick read that leaves you with a lot to think about this is the book for you


  12. says:

    Really enjoyed this book


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