Join co-authors Elizabeth McPherson and Bettijane Sills for a reading and discussion of Sills's memoir on her time as a professional ballerina under the legendary choreographer Balanchine.
In this memoir of a roller coaster career on the New York stage, former actor and dancer Bettijane Sills offers a highly personal look at the art and practice of George Balanchine, one of ballet's greatest choreographers, and the inner workings of his world-renowned company during its golden years.
After getting her start on the stage as a child actor on Broadway, Bettijane Sills joined the New York City Ballet in 1961 as a member of the corps de ballet, working her way up to the level of soloist. She tells stories of taking class with Balanchine, dancing in the original casts of some of his most iconic productions, and working with some of the company's most famous dancers.
Winningly honest and intimate, Sills lets readers in on the secrets of a world that most people have never seen firsthand.