If any of you have been to a ballet, or are a ballerina yourself, you'll know how elegant and beautiful the art and sport is. I only wish professional ballerinas would get as much attention as other arts or sports, you never hear about a ballerina in the news do you? Being a ballerina myself, I know first hand that ballet takes a lot of practice, flexibility, coordination, and focus to be good.
But its all worth it. I love dancing.
These next photographs are taken by Dane Shitagi, throughout eight years, trying to capture the essense of the ballerina herself as a person, not as a dancer, with New York City as his backround.
(I'm going to do six parts of these photos because there's so many. Each part will be a post -- I'll spread them out over the week or so with other posts mixed in -- so stay tuned!)
my personal favorite (above)