AFTER TAKING THESE I’ve realized how much I love photographing dancers. This was my second time taking dance portraits, and it’s so rewarding to work with someone to capture a side of themselves that comes from deep within. Dance is so much more than pretty movements: It is truly an expression and a flexing of your brain’s muscle – grit, determination, trying and failing over and over until you get it just right. Dancers have my respect. This young woman is so talented and I’m so glad that I got to work with her! I look forward to seeing where her passion and dedication will take her.