John Hood was born in Melbourne in 1931. After graduating in Medicine from Melbourne University, he moved to Sydney. During a career as a Specialist Anaesthetist, he regularly wrote scientific papers for medical and
He loves all forms of musical theatre. The first live ballet
that he saw was Swan Lake Act 2, with Peggy
Sager as the Swan Queen.
After retiring from Medicine, he began writing two books about
the performing arts. Peggy Sager, Prima Ballerina is the first of these.