An alligator dancing ballet When the reptile takes her place at the barre, Mrs Iraina and her dancers are very surprised. But since they cant communicate with the alligator - and she is able to follow along - they just decide to name her Tanya and let her stay. After all, would you say no to a 450-pound alligator Mrs Iraina even creates a special ballet to showcase Tanyas larger-than-life talents and her super-swishy tail. Then, without warning, Tanya disappears. Funny and irreverent, this book shows that, with just a little understanding, anyone can fit in - even a dancing alligator.