The Sleeping Beauty / by Julio Aguilar

This weekend here in Saint Petersburg, FL we have the Florida West Ballet putting on "Sleeping Beauty" and I had the opportunity to photograph the star of the first act, Larissa Walker as Aurora. We met up a studio overlooking Mirror Lake to get some pictures of her warming up and practicing. 

Concentration.

Concentration.

We were able to shoot for about an hour and I had to sneak one of these in...

On pointe.

On pointe.

I was able to capture some of her emotion through soft lighting as seen here: 

Lit by a 28" Apollo.

Lit by a 28" Apollo.

It was a great warm-up/ practice session at the studio but I'm excited to see her perform tomorrow, Saturday April 27, 2013 (5pm) at The Palladium Theater in downtown Saint Petersburg, FL. Larissa will be both Aurora in the first act and Bluebird for the third and fourth acts. Tickets are available here: Sleeping Beauty

Grand Jeté

Grand Jeté