Friday…with Ballet Beauty at the Royal Opera House

June 3, 2016

Filed Under : colour - London - trips

Photo 02-06-2016, 18 29 42

Last night I was asked to join a small @royaloperahouse instameet backstage at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, trying to capture something of the ballerina’s backstage routine and using the hashtag #BalletBeauty.

I was so pleased to be able to visit as this sort of thing is a little out of my normal projects; particularly taking pictures of people but I absolutely loved it…

My professional background is in the theatre so I have always been used to dressing rooms, but the backstage world of the ballerina is something I’ve never experienced and hopefully these photos give some sort of essence of the atmosphere and ambience there…

The ballerinas were so patient considering we were invading their usually private space, and if you wanted to have a look at their own Instagram accounts they are: Olivia Cowley @missoliviac , Tierney Heap @tierneyheap , Gemma Pitchley-Gale @gpg8 , Leticia Stock @letistock and Anna-Rose O’Sullivan @annaroseosullivan
Photo 02-06-2016, 18 34 26 ( Gemma Pitchley-Gale )Photo 02-06-2016, 19 06 11( Tierney Heap and Leticia Stock )Photo 02-06-2016, 18 33 36 Photo 02-06-2016, 18 40 14 Photo 02-06-2016, 18 32 12 ( above: Leticia Stock )Photo 02-06-2016, 19 29 19 Photo 02-06-2016, 19 13 56 Photo 02-06-2016, 19 29 25 Photo 02-06-2016, 19 19 56 Photo 02-06-2016, 19 28 43Photo 02-06-2016, 19 03 29 (1)( above: Tierney Heap  )

( below from left; Gemma Pitchley-Gale, Anna-Rose O Sullivan and Leticia Stock )Photo 02-06-2016, 19 18 41Photo 02-06-2016, 18 40 57 ( above and below: Olivia Cowley )Photo 02-06-2016, 18 46 56 Photo 02-06-2016, 18 47 52 Photo 02-06-2016, 19 02 03 Photo 02-06-2016, 18 48 20 Photo 02-06-2016, 18 42 14 Photo 02-06-2016, 19 23 57

Photo 02-06-2016, 18 51 52 (1) Photo 02-06-2016, 19 09 13 Photo 02-06-2016, 19 13 32 Photo 02-06-2016, 19 09 38 (1) ( above: Tierney Heap )

( below: Olivia Cowley )Photo 02-06-2016, 18 47 52 Photo 02-06-2016, 18 36 44 ( above: Anna-Rose O Sullivan )

( below: Olivia Cowley )Photo 02-06-2016, 19 00 52 (1) Photo 02-06-2016, 19 09 40 ( above: Gemma Pitchley-Gale, Tierney Heap and Leticia Stock )

( below: Olivia Cowley, Anna-Rose O Sulliavan and Gemma Pitchley-Gale )Photo 02-06-2016, 19 08 39

I’ve also put together a Steller Story here about the trip and there are more posts on my Instagram and on the hashtag #BalletBeauty