Yesterday I went to the apprentice afternoon ballet class for a little test shoot to help me choose what dancer I want to use for the 'A Day in the Life of an Apprentice' for the Backstage project, and I though I'd share a few shots with you. The Royal Danish Ballet is still a quite magical place to me. On the way to the rehearsal hall I pass lines of tutus, the costume workshop, the pointe shoe room and ballet dancers on their way to, or from, rehearsals in their in-between-rehearsals-attire, and I feel very lucky to be let into this world. It's going to be so hard to leave when the season is over.
But let's not think about that, right now I'm just very exited to be doing these articles, and choosing the dancers to work with is such an enjoyable process. In December I went to see the apprentices rehearse for the very first time, and yesterday I went back to take pictures of the ones that I had picked as possible contenders.
Making the final decision on what dancer to work with for this article was not easy. My two favourite dancers have very different strengths and choosing what to focus on proved to be a lot harder than I had imagined. One has a very interesting look that I'm incredibly drawn to, but the other is so elegant when she dances, has gorgeous posture and is ridiculously easy to photograph. I decided on Emma, and I really hope that she wants to be a part of the project! Let's hope she says yes.
It would be amazing to follow this wonderful girl for a day of school, rehearsals, getting ready for performing and the whole backstage experience before, after and between appearing on stage.
Happy Tuesday on this snowy morning!