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To Dance: a Ballerina's Graphic Novel
by Siena Cherson Siegel
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1.How is reading a graphic novel different from reading a regular novel? Did you like reading this kind of book? Why or why not?
 
2.What do you know about ballet?
 
3.Who are Mikhail Baryshnikov and George Balanchine? Why were they important to Siena?
 
4.What is your dream?
 
5.Music is important to Siena. What is your favorite music and why?
 
6.If toe shoes hurt so much, why do you think ballerinas still wear them?
 
7.Have you ever seen a ballet? Or a dance performance? What did you like or dislike about it?
 
8.What other types of dance are there?
 
9.Would you ever want to be a ballerina/dancer? Why or why not?
 
10.If you wrote a graphic novel about your life so far, what would write and draw about?
 
11.Where is Puerto Rico? Why did Siena and her family move from there to New York City?
 
12.What was your favorite part of this story?
 
13.What was your least favorite part of this story?
 
14.Why do you think Siena decided to stop being a professional dancer at the end of the story?
 
15.Have you ever done an audition for anything? Dance, theater, music, etc.? How did you feel?
 
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