ballet http://kplu.org en Seattle author looks "Inside the Land of Ballet" http://kplu.org/post/seattle-author-looks-inside-land-ballet <p><a href="http://wheresnowflakesdanceandswear.com/what-is-ballet/about-stephen-manes">Stephen Manes </a>has been a TV writer, a children&#39;s author and a personal technology columnist for national publications. He&#39;s also co-authored a book about Bill Gates.</p><p>But he was a total outsider when it came to ballet.</p><p>He&#39;d been a patron of Seattle&#39;s <a href="http://www.pnb.org/">Pacific Northwest Ballet.</a> But it wasn&#39;t until a behind-the-scenes tour of the company for donors got him thinking: How much do pointe shoes cost? What&#39;s it take to mount a season? What&#39;s it like to be an artistic director, a dancer, a dance student, a stager, a costumer or a member of the orchestra?</p><p> Sun, 25 Sep 2011 14:09:07 +0000 Florangela Davila 2697 at http://kplu.org Seattle author looks "Inside the Land of Ballet"