Tanaquil Le Clercq (published 1982)
LeClercq primarily discusses creating the role of Choleric in The Four Temperaments, but delves into experiences with other ballets. She describes working with Balanchine and Jerome Robbins as well as other dancers at the Ballet Society/New York City Ballet.
LeClercq was born in 1929 and began training with Mikhail Mordkin at age 7. She was a principal dancer at New York City Ballet and created roles for George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Merce Cunningham. In 1956 she contracted polio and was paralyzed from the waist down, but she went on to teach at the Dance Theatre of Harlem, write books, and frequently attend performances.