Small Town Big Dreams
The Life of Nancy Zeckendorf
- For dancers, performers, and opera lovers young and old
- A testimony to the discipline and rigors of a professional career in dance
- An insider’s view and personal stories of the lives of renowned figures in world-class ballet and opera companies
- An insider’s view and personal stories of notable leaders in architecture and the fine arts
- A historical (and personal) perspective of architecture in New York and Santa Fe
This is a story of a young girl from a small town with a big dream that took her to Juilliard, Broadway, summer stock, the stage of the Metropolitan Opera and the Santa Fe Opera, and introduced her to her husband William Zeckendorf Jr. Her memoir overflows with the glamour of a life lived among the famous figures of mid-century New York society and the grit necessary to succeed in the professional world of dance.
Fascinated by art and architecture, the vivacious ballerina Nancy Zeckendorf became a formidable development partner with her husband and a philanthropic leader in the performing arts – her fundraising ability is an art form unto itself.
“I love hardware stores and tools,” she said of her common-sense approach to construction projects. Indeed, Nancy was a guiding force in the expansion of the Santa Fe Opera, the Lensic Performing Arts Center, and the premier community of Los Miradores where she lives now in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
- ORO Editions
- Publish date
- 10th Oct 2022
- World excluding USA, Canada, Australasia & Asia (except Japan; China non-exclusive)
- 228 mm x 177 mm
- 340 Pages
- 120 color