Carlos Acosta

Carlos Acosta The Reluctant Dancer - BlackAmber Inspirations

Paperback (02 Sep 2010)

Not available for sale

Includes delivery to USA

Out of stock

This service is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


But it didn't work out that way. He achieved the fame and fortune that he always dreamed about, but in a very different profession. He became a ballet dancer. Today Carlos Acosta is one of the world's most stunning classical ballet dancers, admired internationally for his firecracker, yet refined technique, for his riveting acting, and for his magnetic presence on stage. He is considered a national treasure in his own country, and a matinee idol to global dance goers. His life-story reads like a fairy-tale: from pauper to prince, from ne'er-do-well to dance-deity. Carlos grew up in a shantytown in Fidel Castro's politically isolated Cuba, knowing poverty, hardship and family tragedies. He'd play truant from school to kick a football around or break-dance to a boom box and suffered his father's wrath when found out. The solution for his unruly behaviour was to send him to ballet school where he would be disciplined, trained for a career and fed - for free. It was many years before the young lad would accept the strict demands of a pursuit he saw as 'sissy'. But finally, through many hard lessons, perseverance and natural talent, he has soared to international recognition.

Book information

ISBN: 9781906413712
Publisher: Arcadia Books
Imprint: BlackAmber Inspirations
Pub date:
DEWEY: 792.8028092
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 214
Weight: 176g
Height: 177mm
Width: 111mm
Spine width: 16mm