From the Publisher
Born into a working-class family in 1921, Celia Franca, though a
capable dancer, was an unlikely candidate for ballet greatness. But
Celia possessed a drive that was almost unrivalled, and went on to
become one of the most important figures inCanadian ballet in the
Franca grew up in London, England, and started dancing when she
was four, ultimately becoming a star performer with the Sadlerâ?Ts
When a group from Toronto was hopeful of establishing a major
ballet, they brought Celia across the Atlantic to be the founder.
Celia went on to build the company, the National Ballet of Canada,
into a major cultural force in Canada.
Commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of the National Ballet of
Canada, The Pursuit of Perfection tells of the battles,
the heartbreaks, the successes, and the accolades Celia and the
About the Author
CAROL BISHOP-GWYN is a writer and dance historian. She holds two post-graduate degrees in dance history and has taught courses at York University, Ryerson University, and the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Bishop-Gwyn has worked as a broadcaster and producer for CBC National Radio and as a freelance magazine writer.
Published: August 4, 2011
Publisher: CORMORANT BOOKS
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1770860436
ISBN - 13: 9781770860438