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Title:
Soar: A Life Freed by Dance
Written by:
David McAllister 
Read by:
David McAllister 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
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Duration:
7 hours 36 minutes 
Published:
December 01 2020 
Available Date:
December 01 2020 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9781867503088 
Genres:
Non-fiction; Autobiography; Memoirs 
Publisher:
ABC Audio 
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Australian author
Debut novel

An inspiring memoir from one of Australia’s ballet greats on finding himself, onstage and off. From the backblocks of Perth to international stardom, this is a story of courage to fight against the odds for your passion and succeed.

David McAllister has always belonged onstage. As the middle child in a Catholic family who knew nothing about dance, he watched himself twirl in the reflective glass of the TV and dreamed about becoming the next Rudolf Nureyev. As a little boy taking ballet lessons, he was mercilessly bullied. As a young man joining the ranks of The Australian Ballet, he worried that he would never play the prince because he lacked the height and lean limbs of a classical dancer. Every time he heard ‘no’, he simply did what he loved – danced. Sure enough, curtains rose for the unlikely prince: he represented Australia on the world stage; he became a principal dancer and performed his dream roles; he fell in love, onstage and off; and he enjoyed a 20-year tenure as artistic director of The Australian Ballet, transforming it into one of the top flagship dance companies in the world. Fifty years since he stepped into his first ballet class, McAllister reflects on his dance journey, his relationships, embracing his sexuality, and the combination of talent, timing and sheer perseverance that gave rise to his transformative career.

‘McAllister’s triumphant story.’
Benjamin Law