The Russian Ballerina

Thanks to UGA's Performing Arts Center, The Russian Ballet, and this young dancer, Elizaveta, for helping me create these photographs. Originally I thought we were going to do the photo shoot on stage with the beautiful painted Russian backgrounds. When I arrived, the dancers were deep into rehearsals, so Elizaveta and I stepped outside and used the loading dock instead. This was Elizaveta's first tour with The Russian Ballet and her first time in the US.