Ballet Magazine 2021 Professional Ballet Photography contest! Winners & special prizes are now official!

On 4 February we revealed selected works from the finalists of the 2021 Professional Ballet Photo competition. The finalists has got now the jury votes and finally today the winners & special prizes are official!

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Ballet Magazine Romania is proud to present the winners of the 2021 Professional Ballet Photography Contest, selected by an independent jury, and the coveted title Photographer of the Year! The annual Ballet Magazine Professional Ballet Photography Contest rewards today the best ballet visuals from over 200 photos submitted by almost 80 worldwide photography artists, with dozens of famous dancers both locally and internationally.

Professional Ballet Photography 2021 Contest has helped photographers from all over the world not only connect with fellow photography enthusiasts, but also to hone and improve their skills.

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Professional Ballet Photography 2021 Contest, winners & special prizes

More than 8000 votes counted, over 30.000 accesses to the contest’s web page and hundred thousand interactions on the social media accounts are the main statistics of the most well-known Central and East European professional ballet photo project.

The second edition of ”Professional Ballet Photography” started on October 19 2021, enrolled photographers from Russia to Western Europe and from Asia & Australia reaching Latin America. Many of the photographers are collaborators both with some of the most famous ballerinas but also with the greatest national or international ballet companies all over the world.


Professional Ballet Photography 2021 Contest celebrated the creativity involved with the making of photographs

With a very prestigious jury, 1000 EUR in cash & professional feedback, Professional Ballet Photography 2021 Contest is much more than a photo competition! It is a very unique opportunity for discovering and exhibiting the most exciting ballet works, offering regional exposure & professional feedback.

Professional Ballet Photography 2021 Contest is the only project in South, Central & Eastern Europe that aims to promote ballet photography and artists with works in this field, and has been addressed to any photographer who has in his portfolio works that illustrate the beauty of ballet art.

Ballet photography is a highly varied genre of image-making, and through different aesthetic and technical effects represents the act and the art of ballet in poetic, captivating ways. Like any photograph, a dance image isolates a split-second in time, but its specific intention is to convey the idea of movement.


Professional Ballet Photography 2021 Contest. Winners & special prizes! The winners of the Professional Ballet Photography 2021 Contest are:



Model: Sara Barbieri, ballet dancer of the Mikhailovsky Theatre



Model: Zeudi Testa, ballet dancer of the Opéra national de Paris & Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège

1stPrize & winner of title “Photographer of the Year”


Model: Maia Rose Roberts, Royal Ballet Upper School student, Prix de Lausanne 2021winner 


Professional Ballet Photography 2021 Contest! The winners of the Special Prizes category


SPECIAL 1st Prize – “The most spectacular Romanian presence in the contest”


Model: Sofia Vrănescu, National Choreographic College Chisinau student


SPECIAL 2nd Prize – “The best cover photo”


Model: Victoria Dorodny, Soloist with the Israeli Ballet


SPECIAL 3rd Prize – “The best group photo”


Model: ballerinas of “SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana”


SPECIAL 4rdPrize – Ballet Magazine Romania #StandWithUkraine


Model: ballerinas of National Opera of Ukraine

“PROFESIONAL BALLET PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST, 2021 EDITION”, special prizes for special photos!

The first three photos, according to the sum of the points obtained, will be awarded as follows:
First prize & winner of the title “Photographer of the Year” – EUR 300
Second prize – EUR 200
Third prize – EUR 100
Each of the 4 Special prizes – EUR 100
The winners are kindly asked to contact Ballet Magazine by email at both & sending their ID-s copy (with name & address) and a PayPal of Revolut account to receive the prize.

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