What can one say about the ballet? It is a form of gymnastics and rhythm that can sometimes astound the observer. But to tie this to ordinary

life is something I sought to do. These images are a mix of performance by local professionals, backstage at performances, and youngsters

getting their early instruction from an experienced dancer who is trying to give back and instill the joy of the dance in a new generation.

Unless otherwise noted, all images and layouts are © Richard Owen