Sacha Jones

After giving up her childhood dream of becoming the world’s greatest ballerina, Sacha acquired a family, an education (PhD) and a job teaching politics. She is a graduate of the creative writing programme at Massey University and the author of a memoir, The Grass Is Always Greener. Now she aspires to be a stand-up comedian and is currently competing in the Raw Comedy Quest. Sacha was born in Sydney in 1966.

Apr 24, 2017

The Monday Extract: The ballerina who was hospitalised with anorexia

Auckland dance teacher Sacha Jones was the principal dancer in the Sydney City Ballet - after surviving a teenage diet of cake and laxatives on Saturdays. Her memoir takes a tragi-comic look back at her early dance career.

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