Portrait of a Ballet Dancer
Shannon Z Photography

Portrait of a Ballet Dancer


The grace and beauty with which a ballet dancer moves, is really something to be appreciated.

I had wanted to photograph a ballet dancer using longer, flowing fabric to give a whimsical feel in the final portrait. I had been blessed with a gorgeous temporary studio space downtown Kenosha,

This girl did not disappoint! I asked her to freestyle dance for me while I watched her movements, captured some detail shots, and really become captivated by the beauty of the moment.

I had in my mind a few shots that I wanted, and I wasn't sure if they'd be typical ballet poses, or how it would come across - me a non-dancer - attempting to show a professional dancer how to pose. It was a little comical, but she understood what I was going for, and she executed it perfectly.

This image is framed and hangs in my living room, I love it that much.

Location: Kenosha, WI.

Kenosha, WI 262-945-8976