Dane Shitagi created the Ballerina Project in New York. Every since, he has been capturing the juxtaposition between beauty and urban living with dancers photographed in the streets.
I have had the pleasure of working with Dane multiple times across the city of Boston.
*All photos credited to Dane Shitagi - Ballerina Project
Rachel Tine Photography
A brief, but high yielding photography session with the talented Rachel Tine at 19 Clarendon Street.
Kenneth B. Edwards
Photoshoots in each of the 50 states with some of the best dancers? This was Kenneth B. Edwards' goal. I was thrilled to be a part of the early stages of this project.
Snap shots of my experiences on stage. From Balanchine to McGregor, Jorma Elo and Kilian - some of my most precious moments on stage.
Chroma by McGregor with Sabi Varga
Ballet Boot Camp in Las Palmas - Yuri Yanowski and Caralin Curcio
The Elo Experience
A snap shot of the long procession of Shades in the third act of La Bayadere
Jorma Elo's Lost by Last with Robbie Kretz
A cast of beautiful and strong swans - Swan Lake
Flirting with the villagers in Napoli's Pas de Cinq
Excerpt from Bournonville's Napoli
Jorma Elo's Carmen - Performed during the AHTS festival at the Boston Waterfront
Waiting in the wings for the start of '5 pieces' - the second movement in Balanchine's Episodes
The gymnastics days
A casual photoshoot with my sister Rosie by James Glader all those years ago....
Visionary On Pointe
Envision Boston Optometry - one of Boston's leading institutions of quality eye care has launched their 2017 giving campaign. Harnessing their identity, and in collaboration with Mayor Marty Walsh's Education Cabinet, the optometry studio has selected Washington Irving Middle School as their Boston public school partner.
The goal? With every Boston visionary photographed by Kerry Brett outside of an iconic Boston landmark, the company donates a day of service to Washington Irving Middle School students.
It is not everyday you get asked to be a part of such an amazing project. And to be called a 'visionary' at that! Alongside other unquestionable visionaries like Jamie Bisonnettee, Joanne Change, Ben Mezrich and Lenny Zakim, it is both a huge honor and a thrill to stand stoic and 'on pointe' underneath the Bunker Hill Monument (albeit on a freezing afternoon in November!)
And what is my vision for Boston? We are on the brink of hitting it big. With the upsurge in interesting, unique and quality restaurants, Boston is contending with the best in the nation. With our art institutions working hard to push the boundaries in a diversity of ways and our audiences opening their eyes to new expressions, 'conservative Boston' is quickly becoming a thing of yesteryear.
Envision. Envision a future of color, love and collaboration. A future of artistry for the world to see. This is the Boston I see. This is the Boston I stand 'on pointe' for.