The Ballerina Project is a beautiful photo series by Dane Shitagi. Focusing on juxtaposing grittiness with gracefulness, his images capture these elegant dancers in city settings. Dressed in fairly traditional bodysuits, he takes them out of their natural studio or stage habitat and places them in parks, streets and alleyways. The Ballerina Project brings attention to their talent in a refreshingly different way.
Begun in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Ballerina Project has grown to encompass the streets of New York City, Boston and Toronto. My Modern Met writes, "In each image, Shitagi manages to capture not just the ballerina's skillful dance moves, but her emotions, soul, and passion for the extraordinary art of ballet." People can enjoy new images on Facebook, Instagram and more.