Toni Bentley danced with George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet for ten years. She is the author of five books—all named New York Times “Notable Books of the Year”—which include Winter Season: A Dancer’s Journal, Holding on to the Air (the autobiography of Suzanne Farrell written with Toni Bentley), Costumes by Karinska, Sisters of Salome, and The Surrender: An Erotic Memoir. She was the recipient of a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship and her essay, "The Bad Lion" (originally published in the New York Review of Books), was selected by Christopher Hitchens for Best American Essays 2010.
SISTERS OF SALOME (Yale University Press, 2002)
THE SURRENDER: An Erotic Memoir (ReganBooks, 2004)
WINTER SEASON: A Dancer's Journal (Random House, 1982)