On today’s episode of Balancing Pointe Podcast the I am NOT your host…instead, I am the guest of honor! On this show, Melissa Klapper is the host and asks me to uncovering MY journey in life, in podcasting and my struggles as the mother of an aspiring ballerina.
Melissa Klapper is a History professor at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey and asked Kimberly to provide her some information as research for the book she is in the process of researching and writing, Ballet Class: An American History which is a scholarly book that will explore the twentieth-century growth of ballet class as a central part of American childhood. Melissa is currently on sabbatical and is devoting herself full time to the research and completion of this book. This will be Dr. Klapper’s fourth scholarly book but her first book focusing on Ballet.
Melissa’s other books are; Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in America, 1880-1925 (American Childhoods Series), Jewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920 and Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women’s Activism, 1890-1940.
Dr. Klapper reached asked me if she could interview me as research for her book. From this we came up with the idea to record the interview and use it as its own episode on Balancing Pointe Podcast. As you will hear, I provide you with quite a detailed history into my life and as well as providing authentic thoughts on the hardships, frustrations and confusion I feel in raising a daughter who is pursuing a life in Ballet.
Photos from MY journey into Podcasting and the creation of Balancing Pointe Podcast