A member of The Moscovia Ballet Company during the first night of the production
The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen ~ Choreography by Liliya Sabitova
Photography Sebastian Rich all rights reserved.

Roos Anne an accomplished classical ballet and contemporary dancer photographed at the Art In Dance studios in Amsterdam Holland. Photography Sebastian Rich

Principal dancer from The Russian Ballet Moscowia Ivan Ryumin and Julia Shoshina of the Bolshoi during the performance of  Solomon and Sulamith at the ancient Roman Amphitheatre, Curium Cyprus.

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“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”~ Martha Graham

Eifman Ballet Company of St Petersburg Russia ~ Photography: Sebastian Rich/Copyright/All Rights reserved.

 

 

A member of The Moscovia Ballet Company stretches backstage on the first night of the production Carmen ~ music by Bizet.
Photography Sebastian Rich all rights reserved.

A member of The Moscovia Ballet Company stretches backstage on the first night of the production Carmen ~ music by Bizet.
Photography Sebastian Rich all rights reserved.

“Life is just learning to dance in the rain - enjoy every drop and enjoy every pain!”
~ Mary Rose Magnaye

Ballerinas feet in ballet point shoes leaving the ground. Photographed at the Julio Bocca ballet school in Buenos Aires-Argentina.

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Karen a wonderfully talented classical and contemporary ballet dancer from Mexico photographed at the Art In Dance Studio Amsterdam Holland. Photography Sebastian Rich

A dancer of the Moscovia Ballet Company rehearsing for the Ballet production Peer Gynt. Choreographed by Liliya Sabitova.
Peer Gynt draws inspiration from Henrik Ibsen’s work of the same title.
Rhythmically traversing the adventures of Peer Gynt, this story ballet portrays with lyricism and delicacy his final return to his first and only love.
Photography Sebastian Rich all rights reserved.  

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching" ~ William W. Purkey

Backstage with Prima Ballerina Nina Zmievets of ' The Eifman Ballet Company of St Petersburg-Russian Federation. ~ Photography: Sebastian Rich/Copyright/All Rights reserved.

 

 

Backstage with Prima Ballerina Nina Zmievets of The Eifman Ballet Company of St Petersburg' Russian Federation.

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Mathilde Froustey principle dancer with the San Francisco Ballet photographed in Los Angeles ~Photography: Sebastian Rich/Copyright/All rights reserved.

A ballet dancer with The Moscovia Ballet Company rehearses on the first night of the production Carmen ~ music by Bizet ~ choreographed by Liliya Sabitova
Photography Sebastian Rich all rights reserved.

Julia Soshina of the Bolshoi Ballet in rehearsals for Bizet's Carmen

Photography Sebastian Rich/All rights reserved

Dancers from The Moscowia Ballet during rehearsals of  Solomon and Sulamith at the ancient Roman Curium Amphitheatre Cyprus.

Photography Sebastian Rich/All rights reserved

A member of The Moscovia Ballet Company backstage during the first night of the production
The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen ~ Choreography by Liliya Sabitova
Photography Sebastian Rich all rights reserved.

The San Martin Ballet Company ~ Buenos Aires Argentina. Photography by Sebastian Rich

Julia Shoshina of The Bolshio Ballet in collaboration with The Moscovia Ballet Company rehearses on the first night of the production Carmen ~ music by Bizet ~ choreographed by Liliya Sabitova
Photography Sebastian Rich all rights reserved.  



" We photographers are nothing but a pack of crooks, thieves and voyeurs. We are to be found everywhere we are not wanted ~ We betray secrets that were never entrusted to us, we spy shamelessly on things that are not our business ~ And end up the hoarders of a vast quantity of stolen goods "

Backstage with the Eifman Ballet Company of St Petersburg ~ Russia. ~ Photography: Sebastian Rich/Copyright/All Rights reserved.

Mathilde Froustey Principle dancer of The San Francisco Ballet
Photography: Sebastian Rich/Copyright/All Rights reserved.

 

A dancer of the Michael Nickerson-Rossi Dance Company rehearsing at the Elevation Studios-Long Beach California USA
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French Pole dancer Vanessa.
Photography: Sebastian Rich/Copyright/All Rights reserved.

 

 

 

Ada Raspor of The Serbian National Ballet backstage adjusting her points while performing with the Moscovia Ballet Company during the first night of the Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen ~ Choreography by Liliya Sabitova
Photography Sebastian Rich all rights reserved.



" We photographers are nothing but a pack of crooks, thieves and voyeurs. We are to be found everywhere we are not wanted ~ We betray secrets that were never entrusted to us, we spy shamelessly on things that are not our business ~ And end up the hoarders of a vast quantity of stolen goods "

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Backstage with the Eifman Ballet Company of St Petersburg' Russian Federation ~ Photography: Sebastian Rich/Copyright/All Rights reserved.

 

 

If I die on my way to the dance, it will be better than to survive having never lifted my feet.”~ Agnostic Zetetic

Elderly couple dance the Tango in a Milonga.Buenos Aires Argentina.

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On location in Los Angeles California with Mathilde Froustey of the San Francisco Ballet. A real pleasure to photograph such grace and beauty and such patience with this photographer. Mathilde Froustey was born in Bordeaux, France, and received her training at the Marseille National School of Ballet and Paris Opéra Ballet School. At age 17, she joined Paris Opéra Ballet, where she was a soloist. She joined San Francisco Ballet as a principal dancer in 2013. At San Francisco Ballet, Froustey has danced principal roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (Giselle), Nutcracker (Grand Pas de Deux Ballerina and Sugar Plum Fairy), Caprice, The Fifth Season, and Trio; Balanchine’s Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet; Gsovsky’s Grand Pas Classique; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; Makarova’s (after Petipa) Kingdom of the Shades, Act II from La Bayadère; and Ratmansky’s From Foreign Lands and Shostakovich Trilogy (Symphony #9 and Chamber Symphony). In addition, she has danced lead roles in Cranko’s Onegin, Neumeier’s Lady of the Camellias, Nureyev’s La Bayadère, Don Quixote (Kitri), Nutcracker, Raymonda, and Swan Lake; Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée, Balanchine’s Serenade, Lacotte’s Paquita and La Sylphide; McGregor’s L’Anatomie de la Sensation and Genus; and works by Serge Lifar and Roland Petit, among others.She was honored with a Paris Ballet Donation Foundation dance prize and a gold medal at the Varna International Competition, both in 2004; the Ballet2000 dance prize in 2007; and Danza & Danza’s best foreign dancer award in 2013.

Photography: Sebastian Rich/Copyright/All Rights reserved.

A member of The Moscovia Ballet Company during rehearsals on the first night of the production Carmen ~ music by Bizet.
Photography Sebastian Rich all rights reserved.

A member of The Moscovia Ballet Company backstage during the first night of the production
The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen ~ Choreography by Liliya Sabitova
Photography Sebastian Rich all rights reserved.

Dancers of The San Martin Ballet Company Argentina. ~ Photography Sebastian Rich all rights reserved

A member of The Moscovia Ballet Company during rehearsals on the first night of the production Carmen ~ music by Bizet.
Photography Sebastian Rich all rights reserved.

Sebastian Rich photographs the Michael Nickerson-Rossi Dance Company rehearsing at the Elevation Studios-Long Beach California USA ~ Photography: Sebastian Rich/Copyright/All Rights reserved.

"No matter how unfamiliar my world becomes, I can always find my way home when I dance”~ Marquita Burke-DeJesus.

Tango dancers in a show.Buenos Aires Argentina ~ Photography: Sebastian Rich/Copyright/All Rights reserved.

 

 

" If a man doesn't know how to dance he doesn't know how to make love " Tango ~ Uruguay ~ Photography by Sebastian Rich all rights reserved

“I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance”~ George Balanchine

Chanelle Glen of the Michael Nickerson-Rossi Dance Company rehearsing at the Elevation Studios ,Long Beach California USA ~ Photography: Sebastian Rich/Copyright/All Rights reserved.

 

A dancer at the Julio Bocca Ballet Academy in Buenos Aires Argentinagets angry with herself rehearsing a move she cannot seem to perfect ~ Photography: Sebastian Rich/Copyright/All Rights reserved.

 

 

 

“Life is short and there will always be dirty dishes, so let's dance.” ~ James Howe.

A dancer of the London Ballet Company ~ London England. Photography Sebastian Rich All rights reserved.

“The problem is not making up the steps but deciding which ones to keep.”~ Mikhail Baryshnikov

Dancers of The Peridance Company at Capezio Dance studio NYC ~ Photography: Sebastian Rich/Copyright/All Rights reserved.

 

Kate Weare Dance Company New York ~ Photography Sebastian Rich

“If a man doesn't know how to dance he doesn't know how to make love”~ Craig Ferguson

Eifman Ballet Company of St Petersburg Russia. ~ Photography: Sebastian Rich/Copyright/All Rights reserved.

 

 

Julia Soshina of the Bolshoi warming up during rehearsals of Solomon and Sulamith at the ancient Roman Amphitheatre, Curium Cyprus.

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“Dance your pain, sing your sorrows, because there is nothing else tomorrow.” ~ Santosh Kalwar

Exhausted Ballerina "Soledad Mangia 25yrs old" Of "The Ballet Argentino Company" takes a well earned break in the reahersal for the piece "wonder Woman" At the studios of The Julio Bocca Ballet School in Buenos Aires Argentina ~ Photography: Sebastian Rich/Copyright/All Rights reserved.

 

 

Kate Weare dance Company New York City.
“Give the mind rest, do not stress too much on thoughts, close your eyes and let your spirit dance.” ~ Shah Asad Rizvi
~ Photography: Sebastian Rich/Copyright/All Rights reserved.

 

 

The Eifman Ballet Company of St Petersburg Russia ~ Photography: Sebastian Rich/Copyright/All Rights reserved.

 

 

“Blood cannot be without dancing. There is no dancing without blood.” ~ Cameron Conaway

Ballerina Carolina Caparariati ~ San Martin Ballet Company ~ Argentina.

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“There are things that the heart thinks of that only the body understands, that is why i dance.”
~ Paul Bamikole

Contempary dancers at the Julio Bocca Ballet School.Buenos Aires Argentina.

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Kate Weare dance Company New York City.
Talk about dance? Dance is not something to talk about. Dance is to dance.” ~ Peter Saint James
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Ballet dancer at the Vanya Vrondi studio, Limassol Cyprus ~Photography: Sebastian Rich/All rights reserved

Backstage with a ballet dancer of the Eifman ballet company of St Petersburg, Russia during the production of Red Giselle.   Photography: Sebastian Rich/Copyright/All Rights reserved.

16yr old ballerina Mercedes Calderon of the Julio Bocca Ballet School is predicted to be the next world sensation in ballet. Photographed at the Julio Bocca ballet School Buenos Aires Argentina ~ Photography: Sebastian Rich/Copyright/All Rights reserved.

“If you get all tangled up, just tango on.” ~ Al Pacino in the film ~ Scent of Woman

Ballet dancers mix traditional Tango moves and contempary ballet at the Julio Bocca Ballet school Buenos Aires Argentina ~ Photography: Sebastian Rich/Copyright/All Rights reserved.

 

Michael Nikerson-Rossi dance company

“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking”~ Agnes De Mille

Chad Ortiz of the Michael Nickerson-Rossi Dance Company rehearsing at the Elevation Studios-Long Beach California USA ~ Photography: Sebastian Rich/Copyright/All Rights reserved.