Ballet dancers portraits in New York City

Omar Z. Robles photographed a number of ballet dancers performing in front of the city’s industrial backdrop.

None of the pictures give any indication of the chaos of the surrounding city streets. Instead, the dancers display the human form at its finest as they appear to soar through the air amidst industrial landscapes rather than the safety of a theater stage.

The photographer places his subjects in some of the city’s most exposed places including the High Line, South Street Seaport and under the Manhattan Bridge. The dancers appear as immaculately as they would if they were to be on stage with their tutus fluffed and their pointe shoes expertly laced up.

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