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‘SOAR, A LIFE FREED BY DANCE’ BY DAVID MCALLISTER

This is a fascinating autobiography by the current artistic director of the Australian Ballet David McAllister, written in conjunction with Amanda Dunn.

David McAllister was born in Perth and his is a story of courage and following your passion. McAllister has almost always belonged onstage.

In his memoir we follow him from when he was the middle child in a Catholic family, who knew nothing about dance, observing himself twirl in the reflective glass of the TV and dreaming about becoming the next Rudolf Nureyev. As a little boy taking ballet lessons, he was viciously bullied. Continue reading ‘SOAR, A LIFE FREED BY DANCE’ BY DAVID MCALLISTER