Ballet Gorgeous

Gorgeous backstage photography of the dancers from The Cape Town Ballet by photographer Lar Rattray. * Photographer Lar Rattray: “I know I’m not alone in saying that I’ve always been drawn to what happens ‘behind the velvet curtain’. It’s one of those inexplicable childlike fascinations… so I literally leapt at the chance to go backstage with a friend […]

Russian Ballerina

  “That she is young, has exquisite feet, an ideal physique, is musically alert and technically assured… But Shapran seems to give each step, each action, an inner life that is revealed to us as she moves.”   Financial Times     KRISTINA SHAPRAN   PHOTOGRAPHY: ROGOV BUNDENKO         Born in Leningrad […]

Shall we dance?

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”   – Alan Watts Alina Somova at Vaganova Ballet Academy       American Ballet Theatre’s Courtney Lavine on her journey as a dancer and her passion for bringing ballet to the masses.   […]

Practice makes perfect.

    The theme of the day is ‘extend beyond’! (Misa Kuranaga and Jeffrey Cirio in rehearsal for Balanchine’s “Theme and Variations” at Boston Ballet. Photo by Liza Voll.) Liza Voll Photography     via:pirouetteforlife     Semyon Chudin rehearsing ‘Don Quixote’ at the Stanislavsky Theatre.     Anna Osadcenko     Olga rehearsing Nikiya,  La Bayadere, […]


Ballerina Yevgenia Obraztsova in “Romeo and Juliet” – First solist at Mariinsky Ballet   faith     Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov in rehearsal to The Taming of the Shrew Photo by Elena Fetisova       “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there […]


  “Something in my soul was rising, rising, ceaselessly, painfully, and refused to be still.”   – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, from Notes from Underground (Everyman’s Library, 2004)   Stuttgart Ballet Jason Reilly and Maria Eichwald.   Vienna State Ballet “Windspiele” – “Wind Games”   © Jack Devant   heart   Cincinnati Ballet Abigail Morwood and James […]

Sweet Feet

Carla Korbes, rehearsal, Swan Lake at Pacific Northwest Ballet. Photography by Lindsay Thomas. via:carlaswansong   First Position   Photo by Amber Hunt Photography   Bolshoi girls 2012 graduation performance, dégagé a la seconde     Isabelle Ciaravola’s foot.   Maria Khoreva on instagram     Carla Korbes, rehearsal, Swan Lake at Pacific Northwest Ballet. Photography by Lindsay Thomas. […]

Ballet Beautiful

Svetlana Zakharova, “Giselle” by Gene Schiavone Ballerina Ludmila Pagliero rehearsal of Notre Dame de Paris. – Photo by © Anne Denieau Mikhailovsky / Duato Diana Vishneva Svetlana Zakharova in The Dying Swan by: Jack Devant Ulyana by Mark Olich La Sylphide Daria Khokhlova by Jack Devant