This beautiful ballerina is Bronwyn Theroux, a full time Advanced Diploma of Dance student at the National Theatre Ballet School in St Kilda – Australia’s oldest classical ballet school.  I grew up with ballet and my love for it is just as strong as ever.  So you can imagine how wonderful it is for me to bring together that love with my photography!  This shoot was an absolutely joy from the first shutter click to the last edit, and I’m thrilled to share it with you.

I’m incredibly grateful for the chance to photograph such a talented dancer.  Thank you so much Bronwyn, for your effortless grace and for the inspiration.

M x

When you do dance, I wish you
A wave o’ th’ sea, that you might ever do
Nothing but that.
~ William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale

Bronwyn 1

Bronwyn 2

Bronwyn 3

Bronwyn 4

Bronwyn 5

Bronwyn 6

Bronwyn 7

Bronwyn 8

Bronwyn 9

Bronwyn 10

Bronwyn 11

Bronwyn 12

Bronwyn 13

Bronwyn 14

Bronwyn 15

Bronwyn 16

Bronwyn 17

Bronwyn 18

Many thanks for the assistance of Alexandré Prassinos & James Nardella
Styling Mel Riddell

For more ballet photography, please visit this post from earlier this year ~ Ashley

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  1. Mish October 31, 2014 at 11:10 am #

    Absolutely beautiful work Mel and Brownyn. Divine!

  2. Pamela Theroux November 30, 2014 at 9:50 pm #

    Thank you Mel for this beautiful photo-montage of my daughter! Thank you! Thank you!

  3. melriddell December 4, 2014 at 5:13 am #

    Thank you so much Mish! xx

    It was an absolute pleasure Pamela, I’m so glad you love the photos too! xo

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