Toni Bentley


Toni Bentley danced with the New York City Ballet for ten years and is the author of five books, including Winter Season: A Dancer’s Journal, Sisters of Salome, and The Surrender: An Erotic Memoir. She is the recipient of a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship and is currently working on a book about Balanchine’s ballet Serenade. (November 2009)

  • Boxers and Ballerinas

    April 3, 2014

    John Goodman’s first solo exhibition in New York juxtaposes beautiful black and white photographs of boxers and ballerinas, revealing the infinite similarities between both.

  • A Ballerina, Inside Out

    April 23, 2010

    "Doctor, I want my hip bone."

    Doctor Padgett did a double take.

    "I want my bone, you know, what you'll be taking out."

  • “Boxers + Ballerinas”

    April 3, 2014 — May 31, 2014

    Together at last. Boxers and ballerinas. Those two great seemingly Yin-Yang forces of the physical—the soft, fluid Terpsichore and the aggressive Herakles.

  • The Surrender

    July 31, 2013 — August 26, 2013, 1:30 pm

    The Surrender tells the story of a woman who, after the disillusion of a lost marriage, moves quickly into an extended phase of wide sexual experimentation that lands her in a four-year love affair with a man who introduces her to the act of sodomy.