En Pointe

Chloe Bayliss

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Published: 30/09/2019
ISBN: 9781925700756
Genre: Memoir
Pages: 288
RRP: $24.99

En Pointe

Chloe Bayliss

“Have you ever had an addiction? An obsession? Have you ever wanted something so much that you can’t imagine your life without it? For me, that’s dance.”

This is a story about never giving up on your dreams, no matter what life throws at you.

Chloe Bayliss was born to perform and thanks to a lot of hard work and determination, she’s on her way to being a ballerina. At sixteen, she gets accepted into an international dance school and everything she dreamed of is about to come true.

But then overnight a mystery illness takes Chloe from starring in Swan Lake to clinging to life in a hospital bed.

Never in her wildest dreams could she have imagined the hurdles she would face – but also how she would eventually triumph. Against all odds, she finds a whole new way to flourish, and despite the challenges she faces, Chloe never stops dreaming big.

En Pointe is the real-life story of how an aspiring ballerina became an inspiring young actor after overcoming a life-threatening illness.

Miracles really can happen, even if they’re not the ones you asked for.


“An inspiring, uplifting story of determination and true character. Chloe Bayliss is amazing.”

Chloe Bayliss

Chloe Bayliss

Chloe Bayliss

Helpmann Award nominee and finalist in the prestigious 2016 Heath Ledger Scholarship, Chloe Bayliss is one of Australia’s finest emerging actresses. She has numerous credits across stage and screen, including her role in the TV Week Logie Award nominated drama Doctor Doctor which is now filming its fourth season and will air on Nine later this year.

Chloe has an extensive background in dance and choreography, having graduated from the National College of Dance with a Diploma of Dance and Performance. Her life as a dancer has taken her all over America and she now extends her knowledge to students and performers throughout Australia by running workshops, teaching and judging dance scholarships.

Chloe hopes to spark conversation around a number of matters she is passionate about, using her own story of overcoming hardship to inspire and bring awareness to others.


Photo credit: Erica Murray

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“… gripping and eye-opening… heart-warming and inspiring… Chloe Bayliss is an inspiration in not only her achievements but what she has overcome to get there.”

“An inspiring read.”

“…unflinching and deeply personal.”

“This is a gripping and eye-opening tale, yet it’s also inspiring.”