The recital theme of the studio where I teach, Holly Springs School of Dance, from this past June was Evolution of Dancer. This is a fitting theme for my summer of photos, as well. They include everything from a little dancer’s first time on the stage to professional ballet dancers honing their skills in class.
Here are a few from the Holly Springs School of Dance recital at AJ Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh.
I also had the pleasure of shooting from backstage at my friend April’s studio recital.
And finally, I visited Carolina Ballet’s summer intensive several times and got to see all levels of committed dancers.
Portraits of a ballet teacher…
Principal Carolina Ballet dancer, Pablo Perez, is both instructive and demanding and patient and encouraging as a teacher.
Principal Carolina Ballet dancer, Margaret Severin-Hansen, is animated, energetic and engaging.
How’s that for evolution?