- Narrated by: Georgina Pazcoguin
- Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
- Release date: 07-27-21
Swan Dive AudioBook Summary
This program is read by the author.
Award-winning New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, a.k.a. the Rogue Ballerina, gives listeners a backstage tour of the real world of elite ballet – the gritty, hilarious, sometimes shocking truth you don’t see from the orchestra circle.
In this love letter to the art of dance and the sport that has been her livelihood, NYCB’s first Asian American female soloist Georgina Pazcoguin lays bare her unfiltered story of leaving small-town Pennsylvania for New York City and training amid the unique demands of being a hybrid professional athlete/artist, all before finishing high school. She pitches us into the fascinating, whirling shoes of dancers in one of the most revered ballet companies in the world with an unapologetic sense of humor about the cutthroat, survival-of-the-fittest mentality at NYCB. Some swan dives are literal: Even in the ballet, there are plenty of face-plants, backstage fights, late-night parties, and raucous company bonding sessions.