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Toni Bentley
Toni BentleyToni Bentley danced with the New York City Ballet for 10 years and is the author of five books including "Winter Season, A Dancer's Journal", and "The Surrender, An Erotic Memoir." She co-authored with Suzanne Farrell "Holding On to the Air: The Autobiography of Suzanne Farrell." She is a Guggenheim Fellow, and a sharp-witted observer of popular culture in print journalism and on the web.
I was able to contact Toni about her hip replacement and she told me she had written about it online. Below are some interesting links to her work. -NR

Photo: Michele Mattei
Toni PaquitaToni wrote about her hip replacement on the New York Review of Books Blog,
Here is the link to her story:
A Ballerina, Inside Out (April 23, 2010)
Of interest to dancers is her review of the film "Black Swan" that appeared on The Daily Beast site:
Butchery at the Ballet (February 25, 2011)
And this print review of the widely acclaimed ballet book, "APOLLO'S ANGELS A History of Ballet" by Jennifer Homans that appeared on the front page of the NY Times Sunday Book Review:
Taking Flight (November 26, 2010)
Much more of interest is to be found on her own website:

Paquita Toni age 16 - Photo Martha Swope