One day a little girl peers around the door of Miss Sylvie's dance studio. 'I want to be a ballerina,' she says.
Isabelle loves to dance. She practises her five positions over and over again. But does she have what it takes to achieve her dream, and one day become a prima ballerina?
Celebrating the joy of dance and the role inspirational teachers can play in our lives, The Dance Teacher will enchant readers young and old.
Simon Milne began his career in music videos, directing clips for a number of artists including Spandau Ballet, Elton John and Duran Duran. He has art-directed a number of web and print projects, most recently Don't Leave Childhood Without for the Children's Specialist Booksellers. He currently works in the book industry. This is his first picture book.
Chantal Stewart was born in Paris, where she studied at the School of Applied Arts and commenced her career as a graphic designer and illustrator in the advertising and publishing world. After moving to Melbourne she realised her dream of illustrating children's books. Her many books include collaborations with author Joan van Loon, such as Smelly Chantelly (shortlisted for three consecutive years in the YABBA award), Teaching the Teacher and - with recipes by Gabriel Gate - Anyone Can Cook and The Chocolate Lovers.
The Dance Teacher
Allen and Unwin