Summer Reading 2014

Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy By Elizabeth Kiem

Character Analysis

(Marya) Marina Dukovskaya

Marina is the protagonist of the book. She is a teen who deals with her challenging life through dance. She is a young Russian ballerina, a student of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

Other Characters

Viktor Fydorevich Dukovskaya- Marina's father, a biologist.

Svetlana Dukovskaya- Marina's mother

Vera Petrovna- Marina's dance instructor


Set in 1982, a time of implacable bureaucracy. Takes place in Russia, then New York.