Amanda, of Odd Violet Creative Photography, started taking photos of dance students as a way to encourage and uplift them. She was surprised that these beautiful, talented, athletic young women often didn't realise how incredible they were. So Urban Ballerina kicked off as a way to empower these dancers to think of themselves a little differently and see their worth and beauty afresh.
We're excited to announce that Odd Violet has partnered with bella to bring you stunning snaps of daring dancers on the regular!
Today’s movement makers are from Queensland. The theme of this shoot was Streetkids and photos were taken at a local skate park. Amanda said there were a few skaters zipping around at the time, who were very sweet and respectful, if not using a bit of colourful language.
Without further ado please let us introduce you to...
I started dancing at age two. I study musical theatre, commercial jazz, hip hop, majors ballet, graded ballet, tap and contemporary.
What are you dancing goals? To teach younger students and continue my dance career into a professional company.
Who has supported you? My awesome and dedicated teachers, my supportive friends and my family - for the many taxi drives to dance.
Who inspires you? Older students, my friends, teachers and even some of the younger students.
What's your favourite genre? I enjoy performing jazz, commercial and contemporary.
I started dancing when I was two. I do ballet, jazz, contemporary , hip hop, music theatre and tap dancing.
What are your dancing goals? To become a teacher, which I have begun.
Who has supported you? My teacher and dance school principal, Alison, is the reason I still dance and she has helped me from the beginning. She is the person who has inspired my dance teaching career.
What is your favourite genre? I have really found a passion in both ballet and jazz and love teaching both these styles.
I have been dancing since I was six years old. I have danced ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop and musical theatre.
What are your dancing goals? To complete all of my exams and then eventually I would like to do an acro teaching course.
Who has supported you? My parents have supported me throughout all of my dancing and performing. My dance teachers have always been encouraging and supportive of everything including school work and future ambitions.
Who inspires you? My dance teachers inspire me to do everything to the best of my abilities and always give things a go, have fun and have a good attitude.
What is your favourite genre? I enjoy everything up tempo and exciting. I love doing crazy lifts and jumps and learning new tricks.
More dancers featured next week!
Photography by Odd Violet Creative
Make-up by Meg Chapman (of Arbonne)