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MFA Creative Writing Thesis
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Theme and Variation is a section of a novel about a young ballet dancer, Miranda Adams, and her coming of age as young ballerina in a regional ballet company. The product of divorced parents who often put their own lives and cares above her, Miranda finds her identity in her role as young ballerina. Influenced by a summer at the prestigious School of American Ballet, and further pushed by her own ambitions, Miranda sets her sights on nothing less than a successful career, and through her negotiations through the ranks of Ballet Indiana, the reader gets an insiders view into both the physically and psychologically demanding world of professional dance. This manuscript represents the first 6 chapters of the novel and includes a critical preface that discusses influences and the writer's process.
Nicholson, Renee K., "Theme and Variation" (2008). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 4410.
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