Author of Dancing Through It; My Journey in the Ballet, and a beloved ballerina with New York City Ballet, Jenifer Ringer originated lead roles in new works by the world’s leading choreographers. She has been an outspoken advocate for healthy eating practices and shared publicly her struggles with and recuperation from disordered eating.
Raised in South Carolina, Ringer led a typical kid’s life until she sat in on a friend’s ballet class, an experience that would change her life forever. By the age of twelve she was enrolled at the elite Washington School of Ballet and soon moved to the School of American Ballet. At sixteen she was a professional dancer at the New York City Ballet in Manhattan, home of the legendary George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins.
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