Kira’s Legacy

kiraslegacyThe History of the first 21 years of the West Australian Ballet Company with Foreword by Colin Peasley, The Australian Ballet. by Kira Bousloff with Joan Woods

You are invited to the launch of the e-book
13th December, 2014 10.30 – 12-00 noon, At Wonthaggi Library, Murray Street, Wonthaggi

RSVP 11th December 03 5672 3741 or email:

Launch Information

Petrea Savige, Poet:

“Its history should be told. It is as rare and unlikely a story as many of the stories of invasion of this ancient land by custom, belief, or different sense of time, if not of invasion of conversion.

It is remarkable to read the history Joan presents. The story of Mde Kira Bousloff of the Ballet Russe, her first dance school – and her great artistic drive and the company caught up in the great creative and collaborative vision – and in such a different place.”


Wendy Crellin, pupil of Edouard and Mde Borovansky:

“Ballet is life:- it dances into the human spirit, and is the ultimate expressive medium – in the fullest sense…. Introduce music to movement, and then you have dance. A child taught ballet well is always a dancer.

Kira’s Legacy has captured the life and soul of Mde Kira Bousloff, so true of her as a dancer, teacher, and nurturer of this beautiful art form: ballet.”