RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 07: (L to R) Alexandra Raisman, Gabrielle Douglas, Simone Biles, Madison Kocian and Lauren Hernandez of the United States pose for photographs after Women's qualification for Artistic Gymnastics on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Pas de Deux- Dance well represents my life because I've been a part of the minority as far as male ballet dancers go. The complexity of this pose refers to the complexity and struggle implied being a straight male dancer in a predominantly female world. The artistry and beauty of the body lines in the photo remind me of how gratifying it is to preform and how accomplished I feel after entertaining in front of hundreds during recitals. Entertaining others is what I love to do.
Breathtaking Portraits Capture Ballet's Finest Dancing on the Streets of New York
Miming and photography might not seem to go hand-in-hand, but for Omar Z. Robles, a background in the former physical art has inspired a stunning series of still images with the dynamic elegance of any real-time staged show. Born in Puerto Rico but now based in New York City, Robles captures dancers poised gracefully against the city grit, performing pirouettes and pliés amid taxi traffic jams, sidewalk puddles, and other bustling urban scenes. In an interview with Huffington Post, he…