I’m Chloe Angyal, PhD, a journalist and author from Sydney, Australia. I live in the Iowa City area.
I’m a senior editor at VICE News and the author of the book Turning Pointe: How a New Generation of Dancers is Saving Ballet From Itself (Bold Type Books, 2021).
Turning Pointe is a book about the future of ballet, and a reckoning with all the forces – racism, sexism, elitism, and more – that endanger that future.
Publisher’s Weekly calls it “a captivating debut,” Kirkus calls it “vigorously reported” and “insightful,” Library Journal calls it “essential reading for anyone who loves ballet,” and The Boston Globe calls it “incisive and unsparing,” and says it’s “an important read for ballet lovers and an essential part of any conversation moving forward.”
My next book, Pas de Don’t, is a romance novel set in the ballet world, and will be published by Chicago Review Press in 2023.