BALLET ORPHANS by Terez Mertes Rose (Gabon)



Ballet Orphans: A Prequel
(Ballet Theatre Chronicles: Book 3)
by Terez Mertes Rose (Gabon 1985-87)
Classical Girl Press
January 2021
375 pages
$12.99 (Paperback), $2.99 (Kindle)


Author in Atakpamé, Togo, circa 1986

Terez writes:
I am the author of Off Balance and Outside the Limelight ( 2015, 2016), A Dancer’s Guide to Africa (2018) and Ballet Orphans (Jan 2021). A former Peace Corps volunteer and ballet dancer, my writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the Crab Orchard Review, Women Who Eat (Seal Press), A Woman’s Europe (Travelers’ Tales), Literary Mama, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the San Jose Mercury News. 

Terez Mertes Rose

I review ballet performances for and blog about ballet and classical music at The Classical Girl. I make my home in the Santa Cruz Mountains with my husband and son. I love humor, hiking, an engrossing book, and a nice glass of red.”




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