Terez Rose (who also publishes as Terez Mertes Rose) is the author of Off Balance and Outside the Limelight (Classical Girl Press, 2015, 2016). Her stories and essays have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Literary Mama, Espresso Fiction, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Anthology credits include Women Who Eat (Seal Press, November 2003), A Woman’s Europe (Travelers’ Tales, June 2004) and Italy, a Love Story (Seal Press, June 2005). She reviews ballet performances for and blogs about ballet, classical music and the violin at The Classical Girl (

Off Balance, Book 1 of the Ballet Theatre Chronicles, is available on Amazon (link) and through Bookshop Santa Cruz. Book 2, Outside the Limelight, named a Kirkus Indie Books of the Month Selection (starred review) is available on Amazon (link) and through Ingram and Bookshop Santa Cruz. Forthcoming on October 2, 2018 is Terez’s third novel, A Dancer’s Guide to Africa.


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