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In Classic Style: The Splendor of American Ballet Theatre

This oversized, deluxe volume celebrating the exquisite spectacle that embodies the excellence of American Ballet Theatre, recognized by Congress as "America’s national ballet company," presents the unfolding beauty, grace, agility, and sheer force of its most recent productions. Distinguished photographer Nancy Ellison depicts such enduring ballet classics as La Bayadère, Othello, The Sleeping Beauty, Manon, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, and Giselle, and captures the virtuosity of such unforgettable dancers as Angel Corella, Nina Ananiashvili, Alessandra Ferri, Julio Bocca, and Ethan Stiefel. ABT’s artistic director, Kevin McKenzie, has written an illuminating essay about this preeminent company. The combination of dynamic bravura dancing in dreamlike settings will be a sheer delight to ballet lovers everywhere.

About The Author

Award-winning photographer Nancy Ellison is the author of numerous books, including several on the subject of ballet, among them American Ballet Theatre’s The Ballet Book as well as In Grand Style: The Glory of the Metropolitan Opera. For more than thirty years, she has photographed distinguished personalities. Her photographs have been exhibited at such venues as the Mary Boone Gallery. Kevin McKenzie has been American Ballet Theatre’s Artistic Director since 1992. His ABT choreographic credits include the full-length classic The Nutcracker.

  • Publish Date: April 29, 2008
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Performing Arts - Dance - Classical & Ballet
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 17 x 11
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $100.00
  • CDN Price: $129.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-3041-1


"...a sheer delight to ballet lovers everywhere."

"...worth the grand jete to your nearest bookstore to buy the tome--tutu de suite." ~Sky Magazine