Dancer Portraits

These young dancers are so remarkably resilient. From the lessons to auditions, rehearsals, and a week of performances - they exude grace that is far deeper than their physical abilities. Each one is there for the love of the art, the joy of the companionship, and the thrill of bringing stories to life. I'm in awe of them all - especially this year as uncertainty cast them all into upheaval.  They persevered, however, dancing in masks, and laughing in masks, and distancing, adapting, flowing with the new realities as only someone full of life and light and movement can do. How special to witness. How humbling. How grateful I am to be trusted with memories such as these.

"Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment."


Erol Ozan

Chattanooga Ballet - Chattanooga, TN


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