Veronica Tennant has published with McClelland and Stewart two children's books, On Stage, Please and The Nutcracker, as well as contributing to Saturday Night Magazine and The Globe and Mail, and writing numerous articles for The Toronto Star and Dance International.

All the wonders and realities of the world of dance come to life in this entrancing story told by Canada's leading ballerina. On Stage, Please tells how a little girl will realize her dream of becoming a professional dancer. Despite many setbacks, young Jennifer Allen applies herself with determination to the pursuit of the demanding career she has chosen, a pursuit readers share with her, step by step. On Stage, Please contains a wealth of information woven into the fabric of a fascinating story. It is enhanced by artist Rita Briansky's delightful black-and-white etchings. On Stage, Please is an accurate and realistic depiction of the exhilarating experiences in the dedicated art of dancing.

Veronica Tennant, Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, has won accolades in every major classical role as a dancer of extraordinary versatility and dramatic power. She has danced The Nutcracker on stages across North America and Europe both with her own company and as a guest artist. In her captivating version of The Nutcracker, she has blended the familiar with her own fantasy to create a uniquely beautiful rendering of this enduring classic. The balletic dimension enlivens her writing, for as Tennant says, "The Nutcracker lives with the freshness of tradition. On paper, just as on stage, Tschaikovsky's glorious music was always my source and my guide." Illustrations for this unique version of The Nutcracker have been brilliantly created by celebrated artist, Toller Cranston.

Veronica Tennant's "The Nutcracker" is also conceived and scored for orchestra in a live performance symphonic interpretation. Performed with the Vancouver Symphony and chamber orchestras this version is available for family orchestral programming.


Banff Centre's 75th anniversary book Inspiring Creativity contributing essay
2005 Reflections in a Dancing Eye: Investigating the Artist's Role in Canadian Society
  Edited by Carol Anderson and Joysanne Sidimus – Banff Centre Press
2005 "Zest and Passion: Dancing with Fernando Bujones" – Dance International
2004 "National Arts Centre – 35!" – The Globe and Mail
2003 UNICEF for my child and all children – The Globe and Mail
1997 "Karen Kain, a personal tribute" – Dance International
1996 "Washington Square" – National Ballet News
1994/3 "La Sylphide", "The Nutcracker", "Rudolf Nureyev" Performance – O'Keefe Centre National Ballet Programs
1993 "Rudolf Nureyev Remembered" – Dance International
1992 "To Make My Christmas Complete" – The Globe and Mail
1991 "The Nutcracker" – The Toronto Star
1989 "Sir Laurence Olivier" – The Toronto Star
1988 "The Art of Flamenco" – The Toronto Star
1982 "Canadian Style in Ballet" – The Toronto Star

"National Ballet, 25th Anniversary" – Visions, Dance Magazine