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  • SubGenre:Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • Language:English
  • Pages:168
  • eBook ISBN:9780977766598

Rockettes, Rockstars and Rockbottom

by Keltie Colleen

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Caught between backstage and center stage, Keltie Colleen opens a window to her intriguing life of dance and rock n' roll. In between gigs, Keltie optimistically untangles complicated rockstar romances, while clinging to her own identity. Simultaneously tragic and hopeful, Keltie's story is an honest, powerful and ultimately uplifting guide to following your dreams and losing your heart.
After a foreword from Tony award winning director and choreographer, Jerry Mitchell, Keltie Colleen introduces herself – an average, everyday sort of girl from an average town with average parents. Ever since she can remember, she wanted to be a dancer. Throughout Rockettes, Rockstars and Rockbottom, we watch Keltie move to New York City and follow her dreams. She struggles and overcomes incredible odds to be invited into the world’s premier dance company, The Radio City Rockettes. All of her dreams come true just as she falls madly in love for the first time with her complete opposite: a long-haired, whisky-drinking, rockstar. Keltie takes us on an adventure complete with painful missteps on her path to finding love, dealing with loss and working as a performer in the entertainment industry. When rockstar number one breaks her heart, Keltie replaces him with a long-haired, skinny jean wearing clone. And when that relationship ends, she finds herself dancing on the MTV Video Music Award stage making love eyes at her next skinny jean wearing future boyfriend, whose face in the coming months would taunt her from the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Keltie hits rockbottom after finding out that rockstar number three had not only been touring all over the world, but touring the beds of various women. Left in a state of disbelief, she vows to break her addiction to emotionally unavailable men in skinny jeans. She does what any women does when her heart is broken: she cries, stops eating and is sure her life is over. Keltie walks us through the steps of healing heartbreak and finding yourself after your identity is stolen by someone else’s heart. Her ability to be honest to herself and then share that with the world is not only incredibly brave, but inspiring. Charmingly awkward, her resiliency, determination and love of life are truly something to aspire to. It’s the one story we want to hear again and again, a love story with a happy ending.
About the author
Keltie Colleen is a dancer-choreographer-blogger and teen icon. High kicking as one of the world famous Radio City Rockettes. Her tireless work ethic led to a successful dance and choreography career, working with Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Fergie, the New York Knicks, Panic! at the Disco, Miranda Cosgrove, Ben Stiller, John Legend, Christina Perri, The Editors, Mel. B, and Holly Madison among others. Whether you have seen her on the cover of Dance Sprit Magazine, performing on the MTV Music Video Awards, Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Entertainment Tonight or the appearances on countless TV shows, movies, and media outlets, it’s hard to miss her free spirited attitude. Keltie quickly became an icon for teens after starting her popular blog in 2006. As a role model, Keltie inspires thousands of girls to follow their hearts and dreams through her mantra of "Courage. Passion. Hard Work." Describing herself a "perfectly imperfect" poster girl, Keltie is the kind of girl who is accessible, friendly, and a great hugger. It's this approach that has helped her garner an impressive global following.