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Prima Ballerina

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I have no idea how a dancer can simply stand and appear weightless and graceful. Unless it’s the astonishing work ethic and passion to create what seems impossibly beautiful. Maybe it’s DNA.

Deanna Seay and Misha Nikitine with student.  Cary Ballet Conservatory, November, 2010. 


Before Curtain

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The unnamed moment before performance is as real as it is transient and beyond description.

“Cinderella”, Cary Ballet Company, March 2011


What Tomorrow May Bring

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The promise of a New Year.  Young girl at the barre, Cary Ballet Conservatory.


Paquita #3

“Paquita” is the title role of an 1846 ballet,  a Spanish Gypsy girl abducted as an infant from noble birth.  After saving the life a young officer in Napoleon’s Army and a few plot twists,  she discovers her birthright and marries the Officer.   I love happy endings, especially when they are danced this beautifully.  Photographed at the 15th Annual Spring Gala of the Cary Ballet Company,  7 PM Performance,  March 24th, 2012 at Cary Arts Center, Cary , North Carolina.


Paquita #2

As a ballet, “Paquita” is a written for ballerina soloes.  A very good idea.

Photographed at the 15th Annual Spring Gala of the Cary Ballet Company,  7 PM Performance,  March 24th, 2012 at Cary Arts Center, Cary , North Carolina.


Paquita #1

This young lady is dancing a role in “Paquita”.  Her smile, required for the role, is genuine.

Photographed at the 15th Annual Spring Gala of the Cary Ballet Company,  7 PM Performance,  March 24th, 2012 at Cary Arts Center, Cary , North Carolina.


Corps de Ballet #3


Tiny Dancers #3

Pre-Ballet Class.  Hard on teachers, easy on the heart.


Grandeur

Theater, especially Ballet, is capable of grandeur.

Photographed at the 16 June performance of “Anastasia”, a production of the Ballet and Jazz  Companies of the Cary Ballet Conservatory.


Young Anastasia

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This young lady is one of two who danced the role of the young “Anastasia”, a production of the Ballet and Jazz  Companies of the Cary Ballet Conservatory.   I’m a few days into editing a digital mountain of rehearsal and performance photographs.  When I reach one like this, my productivity falls off, dramatically.


Before The Call – First Dress

Last week, Monday through Sunday, I photographed the dress rehearsals and performances of “Anastasia”, a production of the Ballet and Jazz  Companies of the Cary Ballet Conservatory.   21+ hours of rehearsals and 5 performances with 300 plus dancers in each.  This was made before the first rehearsal.


Fairy Godmother – Elegant