Author(s): Robyn Bavati
When her life's passion is forbidden, how much will Ditty risk to follow her dream? When Ditty Cohen first sees a ballet on TV, the beautiful, gravity-defying dancing captivates her. She's instantly connected to the graceful performers, and realizes that her passion is to be a dancer. There's just one problem: Ditty is from an ultra-orthodox Jewish family and her parents forbid her to take dance lessons. Refusing to give up on her newfound love, Ditty starts dancing in secret. Her devotion to dance is matched only by her talent, but the longer Ditty pursues her dream, the more she must lie to her family. Caught between her passion and her faith, Ditty starts to question everything she believes in. How long can she keep her two worlds apart? And at what cost? Dancing in the Dark is the dramatic, inspiring story about a girl who discovers the trials and triumphs of pursuing her greatest dream.
Robyn Bavati (Melbourne, Australia) never did become a professional dancer, but she's thrilled to have fulfilled her dream of becoming a writer. Dancing in the Dark is her first novel.