Dawn C Crouch
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Dawn C Crouch

Dawn Capdepon Crouch writes from the heart of her authentic experience. A native of New Orleans, Dawn received her early ballet training from Lelia Haller, one of the first Americans to dance in the Paris Opera. She danced with Houston Ballet under James Clouser and Nicholas Polejenko and has studied with Danilova, Balanchine, Martha Graham, Eric Hawkins, David Howard, and other legendary teachers. She has taught at ballet schools throughout the southeast for over forty years. The Garage Ballet Series is a collaborative mother-daughter effort. Dawn's two daughters, Dominique Crisler and Caroline Ruder, assisted her with classes and danced through college level at Northern Illinois University and the University of South Carolina. They now advise and edit. The goal of Garage Ballet is to mentor students, teachers, and parents through easy-to-understand explanations of ballet technique and training. Dawn passionately believes that the study of ballet yields life skills of proven value for every student from PreBallet to PreProfessional to Adult. Ballet really does Help Everything! Writing included! As a Forty Forever wife of an Emergency physician, Dawn explores other fiction topics from an inside angle. Conversation at her dinner table may range from culinary comparisons to discussions of different interpretations of the same role in a ballet performance to pure medical macabre. But through it all, she remembers... Life can change in an instant. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina obliterated Dawn's home and belongings, all in the space of a single Monday morning. Dawn and her two youngest were blown from Gulfport, MS to Huntsville, AL, while her husband, one of nine ER docs in the only Emergency Department operating within a ninety-mile radius, stayed behind. The family survived the storm, but the separation and arduous task of rebuilding in the aftermath almost did them in. Lesson learned. Things can always be worse! Her first novel Against The Wind, Jane-Claire's Personal Salvation, a YA coming of age, catastrophe thriller, is based on the family's encounter with the storm. Dawn connects unique "based on a true story" ingredients with acute observation. She unearths urban legend in her own backyard. With truth as inspiration, stories are more compelling and complex... Especially with imagination added to the recipe. Life can be pretty ominous. On the most beautiful day with the bluest sky, the subtext of danger, or at least the unknown, ripples beneath the surface. Dawn began work on The Last Plague long before Covid, but the eerie undertone of the prescient tale resonates with our current pandemic. The novel is a sci-fi dystopian glance into a near future where medicine runs amok with bioengineered clones, weaponized viruses, and a forbidden love story for good measure. Her next novel is a supernatural thriller. Dead Children's Playground takes its title from a hidden playground in Huntsville and a Rocket City urban legend. Huntsville is a beautiful and strange place where in the early 60s, rural Appalachia met the expatriate scientists of Nazi Germany. Dawn's work will always be peppered by life experience. Seasoned just right with her unique voice and stories from her convoluted, crazy life as daughter, wife, mother, dancer, teacher... person. Have a taste! She's a good cook! She from N'awlins, Dahling! Visit dawncrouch.com and Garageballet.com for updates on new releases, new titles, and helpful videos.

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