An Inspiring, True Story – Now Available!
Dancing was her life, until a paralyzing virus threatened to shatter her dreams…
“Honest, uplifting, funny and generous, Agota Gabor’s memoirs capture a unique and enthusiastic woman whose life is an inspiring journey of hope and courage.”
The Rt. Honourable Adrienne Clarkson / Former Governor General of Canada
FOREVER ON POINTE: – A True Story is the fascinating account of one woman’s ever-evolving journey from the intense world of professional ballet to the bloody streets of the Hungarian Revolution, and from a devastating polio diagnosis to the glittering nightclubs of Montreal. In this intimate and revealing memoir, Agota Gabor shares how grit and determination allowed her to attain her wildest dreams.
As a young girl, Agota intends to become a professional ballerina in Budapest, but her dream is shattered when she contracts polio. Through gruesome therapy and iron willpower, she learns to dance again, making a living as a dancer in Canada, after her home country erupts in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
Agota forges ahead to achieve a prosperous and dynamic life, working as a chorus girl in Montreal casinos and nightclubs. But she wants more than just the glitz and glam.
After going back to school, Agota becomes a television journalist and works with her foreign-correspondent husband, as they live the expat life, traveling across the world from Hong Kong to Jakarta to London. Agota’s roller-coaster life continues as a mother and a businesswoman as she runs a successful communications firm and makes a killing in real estate.
Agota Gabor grew up in Budapest, Hungary, and attended the ballet school of the Hungarian State Opera House. After fleeing Budapest with her mother during the Hungarian Revolution, Agota settled in Canada, where she became a dancer in Montreal. During the 1960s and ’70s, Agota worked in television production and went back to school to receive a degree in journalism from Ryerson University. After traveling the world as a freelance reporter, she founded The Gabor Group, a media company specializing in public awareness campaigns. In 2021, she published a handbook on communications and media interviews
Forever on Pointe is Agota’s debut memoir. www.agotagabor.com.
“Agota speaks of her love of ballet, young dreams and triumphs over tragedy. How all she learned from dance, helped her build a dynamic new life. An inspiring story!”
Karen Kain / International Ballet Star, Artistic Director Emerita, The National Ballet of Canada
“Inspiring & Engaging! Although polio crushed her ballerina dreams, Agota Gabor’s steely determination saw her reaching for a high bar all of her life: surviving war and revolution in her Hungarian homeland, and after escaping to Canada reinventing herself several times to scale the heights of media and business. “
Lloyd Robertson / Journalist, Former News Anchor / CBC and CTV Television Networks
“A tale of irrepressible courage, of daring to dream and dream big, no matter the odds…”
Anna Porter / Author / Publisher
“I am LOVING your book. Simply amazing – what a roller coaster life of ups and downs, highs and lows, triumphs and tragedy. You are a fine writer.”
Charles Pachter / Artist