This series follows a young American girl, Ellie Brown,
as she follows her dream to join the Royal Ballet School. The stories
are set at the prestigious Royal Ballet School Lower School in London,
and I had a wonderful time going to meet some of the talented, dedicated
students there, and watching them dance. Truly inspiring!
I wrote this series under a pen name – Alexandra Moss. There are
currently six books in this series, published by Scholastic UK, and
two further titles which will be published in the US.
Book 1: Ellie’s Chance to Dance
When Ellie moves from Chicago to London, everything about her life changes
– she has a new school, new friends, a new ballet teacher and,
most exciting of all, the chance to study full-time at the world-famous
Royal Ballet School…
Book 2: Lara’s Perfect Performance
Ellie can’t understand why Lara’s being so mean –
OK, so Ellie knocked her over in their all-important Final Audition
for the Royal Ballet School, but it was an accident! It looks like Lara
will never forgive Ellie…Or could her black mood be hiding something
Book 3: Belle’s Best Move
Ellie and her friends are looking forward to meeting the new girl who’s
come to the Royal Ballet School. But Isabelle isn't pleased to meet
them. She hates England, and she’s desperate to be back at her
French ballet school… Can Belle make the change?
Book 4: Naomi’s New Step
Ellie is over the moon when she finds out that she passed her appraisal
– it’s like the scariest exam ever, because it evaluates
whether or not she can stay at the Royal Ballet School. But not everyone
has got what it takes…
Book 5: Kate’s Special Secret
Ellie and her friends are so excited when they find out that two world-famous
dancers are coming to give a masterclass to six lucky Royal Ballet School
students. But Kate’s behaving strangely, and her dancing is suffering.
Surely she’d confide in her friends if something was wrong –
Book 6: Grace’s Show of Strength
It’s almost the end of the first year at the Royal Ballet School,
and all the students are preparing for the annual Summer Performance.
Ellie’s concerned about Grace, though. She’s so stressed
out about it! Is there anything Ellie can do to help?