The Little Dancer Author:Lorna Hill Annette considered herself the luckiest girl in London, though she was often home-sick and always low in funds. Didn't she have a part in the dancing scenes of an important film and --far more important-- didn't she have a scholarship to M. Georges Reinholt's ballet school? — The ballet-master made his pupils work like slaves, but they were devo... more »ted to him, especially Annette. Beneath her light-hearted manner, the girl from Northumberland hid a firm determination to be a great dancer, and she appreciate M. Georges' strict discipline. he thought his youngest student showed great promise, but he didn't tell her so. instead, he shook his head and grumbled about her missing hours of practice by dancing at the film studio.
But the film didn't really interfere with her work, for Annette's interpretation of the role of the Little Match Girl won the competition for the Cecchetti Casket. She thought she could never be happier, but that was before the film premiere and the presentation to Royalty. Then came the flattering offer of a Hollywood contract, and her reply would influence her career and perhaps her life. Decision was difficult. Annette found her answer in an unexpected place.« less