(New York): Viking, (1985).. (1985).. Very good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY JENNIFER DUNNING - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed with a small, light glue mark to its front panel and with the top edges of its flaps a bit darkened. x,  leaf & 242 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. The top edge of the book is lightly foxed. Very good.
Inscribed by the author on the half-title: "Best wishes, Jennifer Dunning".
From the library of the writer, director and performer Erica Bilder with "Erica Bilder / New York, June 7 '86" penned at the top of the title page.
"In 1934 Lincoln Kirsten invited George Balanchine to come to the United States and direct a ballet company. Balanchine, who was himself a graduate of Russia's greatest ballet academy and knew the importance of rigorous technical training, cabled back: 'Yes, but first a school'." [From the dust wrapper copy]. Jennifer Dunning recounts the story of the school which the two men founded. Dust jacket present. First Edition.