Grier left home at fourteen to study at the School of American Ballet in New York. She has performed on three out of seven continents with companies such as San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet, totaling more than thirty years of experience as a dancer, teacher and performer.
Her work has been praised as “poignant and honest” with “emotional hooks that penetrate deeply.” She writes and blogs about dance in the San Francisco Bay Area and has interviewed and photographed a diverse collection dancers and performers including Clive Owen, Nicole Kidman, Glen Allen Sims and Jessica Sutta. She is the author of Build a Ballerina Body and The Daily Book of Photography. Grier’s work has also appeared in Conscious Dancer,Discovery Girls, Skipping Stones, and Dance Advantage, among others.
Perfection. Beauty. Pain. This is life for Indigo Stevens at the famed New York School of Ballet, where there’s no such thing as weakness or privacy and every movement is scrutinized and judged. Can she go for her dreams without losing herself?
Your burning ballet questions answered...
• How do I become a professional ballet dancer?
• What do ballerinas eat?or do they eat at all?
• Are all men who wear tights gay?
These are just a few of the questions you'll find answered here. Feel the pain of what it's like to wear pointe shoes, experience the terror of meeting hot, gun-toting guys while on tour with ballet companies in exotic, di
I have to escape. My mother is driving me crazy. For Indigo Stevens, ballet classes at Miss Roberta’s ballet studio offer the stability that's missing from her crazy home life. She hopes this is the year she'll be accepted into the New York School of Ballet. As life at home becomes more erratic, Indigo fights to maintain balance, ignore Jesse Sanders and his dimples, and turn trials into triumph.