Beyond the Spotlight

Flawless makeup, tiaras, tutus and pointe shoes…these are tools that help create the dream of beauty we experience with ballet. As with any performance, there is more that goes on behind the scenes to craft the final image.
With the position of an insider, dancer Kyle Froman began photographing the magical world of ballet while still with the NYCB. His photographs capture elements we may never see as an audience member.

Just as Edgar Degas gave glimpses of ballerinas in the studio and in the stage wings through Impressionist paintings, Froman now uses photography as the mode of communicating the elegance of this world. 
In his book, In the Wings: Behind the Scenes at New York City Ballet, Froman invites readers into this world, highlighting the beauty, artistry and passion it takes to craft a performance. 

Images: Kyle Froman