Once Upon a Dance

Award-winning Children's Author


About Once Upon a Dance

Ballerina Konora is an apprentice with Ballet Idaho and previously danced with Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Professional Division and Texture Contemporary Ballet. Growing up, she danced iconic roles such as Sugar Plum Fairy and Cinderella.

Konora’s mother taught creative movement and ballet for decades and was recognized by her local City Council (2014) for “embodying the spirit of partnership and commitment to children in our community” for her work with young dancers. She’s breathed dance from every angle, but after 20 books, she’s starting to embrace her inner author identity.

Once Upon a Dance has garnered many awards and endorsements during 2021, including a PenCraft Award First Place Winner, Mom’s Choice Gold Award Recipient, Independent Press Award Winner, International Impact Book Award Winner, Readers Favorite Certified Great Read, Love Reading 4 Kids Indie Books We Love, Indie’s Today 5-Star Recommended, and B.R.A.G. Medallion Award.

Once Upon a Dance 

Books by Once Upon a Dance