Terez Mertes Rose

Author, Blogger, Reviewer, Muser...

I’m a former ballet dancer who loves to reflect upon my experiences (and, for fiction, make up a lot of stuff!). I divide my writing time between fiction and nonfiction, publishing the latter as Terez Rose, and blogging as The Classical Girl.

Welcome To the World of my Mind

Writing as Terez Mertes Rose, I’m the author of a ballet-centric series, the Ballet Theatre Chronicles, which includes Off Balance (May 2015), Outside the Limelight (Oct 2016), Ballet Orphans (Jan 2021) and Other Stages (late 2023). I drew inspiration for my third novel, A Dancer’s Guide to Africa, from my Peace Corps days in Gabon, Central Africa.

The latest novel...

Ballet Orphans, a prequel to the Ballet Theatre Chronicles, was released in January, 2021. You can check it out HERE. Forthcoming in late 2023 is its sequel and the series’ final book, Other Stages. For details and updates, check out Classical Girl Press HERE. 

Explore All My Novels

Visit my sister site, The Classical Girl, where I blog about ballet, classical music, the arts, and life.