From Injury To Recovery, A Ballerina Fought To Retire On Her Own Terms Hear the Fresh Air program for July 10, 2017

Wendy Whelan danced with the New York City Ballet for three decades. Paul Kolnik/The George Balanchine Trust Credit/Abramorama hide caption

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From Injury To Recovery, A Ballerina Fought To Retire On Her Own Terms

Wendy Whelan feared she would never dance again after undergoing hip surgery. The documentary Restless Creature chronicles her recovery and final performance with the New York City Ballet.

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From Injury To Recovery, A Ballerina Fought To Retire On Her Own Terms

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