Monday, February 14, 2011
Dance author to visit Patel Conservatory
Attention dance students, and anyone who loves dance, mark your calendars for March 15.
Jacques d’Amboise, longtime dancer with the New York City Ballet, will read from his new book I Was a Dancer.
d’Amboise joined the New York City Ballet at age fifteen, became principal dancer at seventeen, and remained so for the next thirty-five years. He’s appeared in the films Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Carousel, The Best Things in Life Are Free, Watching Ballet and Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
He is the founder of the National Dance Institute. He's authored Teaching the Magic of Dance, and he has received numerous awards.
Co-sponsored by the Patel Conservatory and Inkwood Books, the event will take place at 6 p.m. in the TECO Theater. The reading will be followed by a book signing. Books may be reserved at Inkwood Books, and will also be available for purchase at the event.