Little Dancer Aged Fourteen by Edgar Degas

Listen to the Story: 9 minutes


Tired or determined? The is Marie van Goethem, a young ballet student at the Paris Opera. We’ll find out where she came from and the not-so-glamorous life of a ballerina in Paris in the 1880s. We’ll also find out how Degas broke the rules and managed to freak out the public with this statue! …