Ballerinas are often depicted as beautiful and pristine creatures that move gracefully through life; the Amanda Norgaard Smug Magazine editorial shows a different side to these willowy performers. Although still graceful and beautiful, there is a raw edge to the dancer's look that negates the often refined nature of the artform.
The Amanda Norgaard Smug Magazine editorial was captured by photographer Joachim Johnson for the publication's latest issue. Since it stars a ballerina-turned-model, there is an authenticity to the Danish beauty's poses and overall look. Styled by April Johnson, Norgaard dons lightweight ensembles that have a bohemian vibe about them, which adds to the gritty quality of the photo shoot itself. From sheer floral dresses to nude bodysuits and knit sweaters, her apparel leads one to believe she could easily be returning home after a dance practice.