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Jennifer Homans was a professional dancer who trained at the School of American Ballet. When she retired from dancing, she studied European and American cultural history at Columbia and New York Universities and then turned to dance criticism. She is married to the historian Tony Judt, and lives in New York City.

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The definitive history of ballet and one of Granta's 2010 bestsellers, Apollo's Angels was ecstatically reviewed on publication.

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Jennifer Homans was a professional dancer who trained at the School of American Ballet. When she retired from dancing, she studied European and American cultural history at Columbia and New York Universities and then turned to dance criticism. She lives in New York City with her family.

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"It has never been done before, what Jennifer Homans has done in "Apollo's Angels." She has written the only truly definitive history of the most impossibly fantastic art form, ballet....Homans accomplishment is akin to setting the most delicate and beautiful of all the imperial Faberge eggs into a fissure high on Mount Rushmore and tracking its unlikely survival...Inspired...The story of Balanchine has been told before, and at greater lengths, but never better...An eloquent and lasting elegy to an unlasting art."
"--"COVER REVIEW," THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
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"A tour de force...the publication of "Apollo's Angels" is itself a moment in the magnificent history of classical dance."
"--THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
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"Magisterial..." Apollo's Angels" is a cultural history of the highest order...Homans brings to the page a practical knowledge gained in an earlier career as a dancer. Thus she leaps easily from big picture political trends in one sentence to the minutiae o
"The only truly definitive history of the most impossibly fantastic art form, ballet . . . an eloquent and lasting elegy to an unlasting art."--"The New York Times Book Review"
"A delight to read, massively informed yet remarkably agile . . . The story of ballet offers a singular perspective on the evolution of our culture: a fascinating mirror on the arts. Nowhere is this narrative told more amply and compellingly than in Jennifer Homans's triumphant "Apollo's Angels.""--"The Washington Post"
"Here is a book of immense ambition--a one-volume history of ballet--and of considerable accomplishment. Jennifer Homans, whom we know primarily as "The New Republic"'s provocative dance critic, shows herself to be both dogged and graceful as a historian--a rare and welcome combination of qualities."--"The New York Review of Books"
"Intellectually rigorous, beautifully written, brilliantly structured."--"San Francisco Chronicle"
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"Magnificent . . . [a] monumental w

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