With a great jury and a high profile audience „Professional Ballet Photography 2021 edition” has already reached all over the world

More then 70 photographers artists, over 200 photos submitted and many famous dancers both locally and internationally are already enrolled in the most well known CEE professional ballet photo project

by Ballet Magazine
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With more then 70 photoghraphers participants from Rusia thru Western Europe to Asia & Australia reaching Latin America, “Professional Ballet Photography 2021”, the greatest ballet photography media project in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is already a international very well known one!

There are more than 200 works submitted from launching until first of December, many of the photographers enrolled are some of the very well known in this dance & ballet photography industry that has, like any other, his “icons”! So, the second edition of the project is a real success, being both the numbers but also the names enrolled.

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The second edition of the project is a real success, being both the numbers but also the names enrolled

Many of  the photographers being collaborators both with some of the most famous ballerinas but also with the greatest national or international ballet companies all over the world. And this is why many of the photo subjects are either dancers on some of the most important international companies or students and graduates from the highest rated international ballet schools.

So being, among them you can find some very important names both photographers & ballerinas, like JULIA SUMZINA with EKATERINA KONDAUROVAcurrently one of the stars of the Mariinsky Ballet from Saint Petersburg (see the photo here), ANDREY STEPANOV with OLESYA DMITRAKOVA and ALINA KAICHEVAboth soloists of the Kremlin Ballet theater (see the photo here), TONYA EKIMOVA with SARA BARBIERI from Mikhailovsky Ballet Company (see the photo here), ALEXANDER FILKINE with ANNA SISHANOVA – from Mikhailovsky Ballet Company (see the photo here), SIMONE GHERA with NINA TONOLIsoloist with Dutch National Ballet (see the photo here), NICOLA WILLS with NICHA RODBOONdemi-soloist at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen (see the photo here), the largest cultural institution in the Flanders region,  KLAUS WEGELE with VICTOR ISHCHUK Principal Dancer at National Opera of Ukraine (see the photo here), SASHA ZLUNITSYNA with ANNA MUROMTSEVA First Soloist at the National Opera of Ukraine (see the photo here) & ANA SOPHIA SCHELLER – former principal with San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet and National Ballet of Ukraine (see the photo here), DARJA STRAVS TISU with ANA KLASNJAsoloist with SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana (Slovenian National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana)(see the photo here), CLAUDIA TOGGWEILER  with ANNA DAL CASTELLO – member of the Czech National Ballet (see the photo here) & MICHELE ESPOSITO Dancer with Dutch Nationale Ballet, MARCELO KODATO with RENATA BARDAZZIballerina at Theatro Municipal de São Paulo (see the photo here), FRANCESCA BRUNO trainer & ballet teacher at Escuela National de Ballet de Cuba (see the photo here), JUAN CARLOS OSMA with ALEXA TUZILdemi-soloist at West Australian Ballet (see the photo here) or KIRK EDWARDS with ALEXANDRA FARBER & CELESTE GAIERA ballerinas at Texas Ballet Theater (see the photo here).


“Professional Ballet Photography 2021”, a great international and very profesional jury

The first professional ballet photography contest in Central and Eastern Europe is the one and only project of his kind in this region with a great and very professional jury, that guarantee both independence and obiectivity for the evaluation. Jurry members are all of them great personalities and very well known professional both localy and internationaly. We warmly add the invitation to read and find more about the jury on the project official web page, but since then, we are gladly introduce you the followings:

OVIDIU DRAGOMAN, founder and manager of Sibiu Ballet Theatre,




ALIN GHEORGHIU artistic advisor for the ballet company of ther Bucharest National Opera, awarded with Romanian Cultural Merit Order,




DARIA CHENIKOVA international ballet photographer based in Moscow, working with artists from the best theaters in the world, including the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow and the Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg,



Natascha-MairNATASHA MAIR principal dancer at the English National Ballet and principal guest in many lead roles and galas in Europe and overseas,




Mihail-Cratofil-MIHAIL CRATOFIL former photographer for the Bucharest National Opera, with many of his works included in books such as „Pedestal for ephemeridae” and „50 seasons of the new Bucharest National Opera”,



Paul-Daniel-SchneiderPAUL DANIEL SCHNEIDER a continuous explorer of the unique field of ballet photography and keeping the Romanian ballet photography alive, he published the very first photo album with ballet photography in Romania,



MANULEA ARDELEAN first principal dancer of the Romanian National Opera Timișoara ballet company, also teaches ballet for a couple of years and has a college degree in Economics Science in 2009 and a Master degree in Tourism Management,



MARINA MINOIU artist of the The Royal Danish Ballet, former first Soloist with the National Bucharest Opera until 2016, was nominated for the Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer in 2015 by Dance Europe magazine



OANA IONITA  manager of „Dance Planet” school in Bucharest, founder of the intensive dance development program for young talents „Dance Motion” and manager of the prestigious competition „Young Artist Grand Prix”



Vivia-Sandulescu-bPVIVIA SĂNDULESCU shared her activities between teaching and writing. She has been teaching a variety of subjects related to dance in schools and universities in Bucharest, Constanta and Iasi, and also works extensively as a ballet critic and historian




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