Gaynor Minden

Book: The Ballet Companion by Eliza Gaynor Minden (Hardcover)


A Dancer's Guide to the Technique, Traditions, and Joys of Ballet

The Ballet Companion by Eliza Gaynor Minden is a beautiful, comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the technique, training, artistry, and enjoyment of ballet. Filled with gorgeous color technique photos of Maria Riccetto and Benjamin Millepied, The Ballet Companion is already a classic, as well as the perfect gift for teachers and students of all levels.


  • 150 stunning photographs 
  • practical advice for getting started
  • explanation of ballet fundamentals
  • an illustrated guide through ballet class
  • guidelines for safe, healthy dancing through a sensible diet, injury prevention and cross training with yoga and Pilates
  • descriptions of must-see ballets

Whether a budding ballerina, serious student, or adult returning to ballet, dancers will find a lively mix of ballet's time-honored traditions and essential new information.

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