About the Author & Illustrator

About the Author:

Rachel Epps began her love affair with the world of ballet at the age of five. She has been dancing her way through life ever since! Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she attended the College of Charleston where she studied religion and, of course, dance. She lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, with her husband and daughter, and baby number two on the way! She enjoys sharing her love of ballet through teaching, and is excited to share even more through this book!


About the Illustrator:

From an early age, Ryan Collins could be found sketching things on any type of material he could find. His love of art grew as he went through high school and college, when he earned a degree in fine arts from The Art Institute of Charleston. He and his wife, with twins on the way, live in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina where he finds inspiration every day for his favorite paintings of big game fish and the beautiful Lowcountry environment.

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