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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Jennifer Tortorello, Adrienne Westwood
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Director Moran Barak
  • Animator Chen Heifetz
  • Artist Moran Barak
  • Composer Stephen LaRosa
  • Narrator Addison Anderson


Additional Resources for you to Explore
Listen to Jennifer Homans, author of Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet, as she discusses her book and why she wrote it. Visit NYU Arts and Sciences Department to learn more about Jennifer Homans and the articles she has written.

Listen to this uplifting Fresh Air Story from NPR: The Tutu's Tale: A Cultural History Of Ballet's 'Angels,’ as it discusses this amazing book and its relevance to ballet today. Find out some facts about ballet that you probably didn’t know! Thinking about reading this book? Read an excerpt from Apollo’s Angels here.

Love ballet? Listen to Jennifer Homan’s TEDx Talk: Apollo's Angels: Why Ballet Matters. So inspired that you want to watch a ballet? Click here, sit back, and enjoy!