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© Deborah Downes
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Six of the trainees, including Sasha, of the Chamberlain School of Performing Arts spent weeks rehearsing a beautiful and intricate 15 minute ballet to be performed numerous times at the Dallas American Girl store in honor of this year's new ballerina doll. Each of the girls danced beautifully in limited space in front of a giant Christmas tree. To say the least I was thrilled over the opportunities to film and photograph the performances from above and at ground level. I'm so proud of each of the girls, especially over how they pulled together and danced beautifully when one of their group couldn't due to an injury that happened during one of the performances. This is one of my favorite shots of Sasha that I captured during one of the twenty shows.

22 responses

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (13 Jan 2014):

    Most excellent

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (13 Jan 2014):

    Such a gorgeous shot!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (13 Jan 2014):

    Twenty shows!!~ Oh my those girls have stamina! This is a gorgeous capture of Sasha and a member of her troop!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (13 Jan 2014):

    Thanks everyone. Susan, the twenty performances were spread out over several days during Christmas vacation. The final four were done last Saturday.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (13 Jan 2014):

    So lovely!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (13 Jan 2014):

    I love the epithet!! This is a great candid shot.


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (14 Jan 2014):

    Beautiful girl!

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (14 Jan 2014):

    beautiful capture of a lovely girl

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (15 Jan 2014):

    Title is an elegant pun.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (15 Jan 2014):

    Well seen and presented!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (15 Jan 2014):

    Beautiful time of their life...for these talented young ladies..and a beautiful portrait.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (15 Jan 2014):

    Beautiful and elegant photo!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (17 Jan 2014):

    Beautiful entry

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (17 Jan 2014):

    This ballet series is so heartfelt and really exquisite, great discipline is shown in these young dancers!

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper gave props (17 Jan 2014):

    I can see why you favor it. She is stunning.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (18 Jan 2014):

    Rockin' the Edges of JPG's Theme Park!

  • Elyseo

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  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (19 Jan 2014):

    Deb, this is a wonderful capture, I can just imagine how proud you are of both girls, esp. Sasha : )

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (20 Jan 2014):

    beautifully captured! love their profiles against the Christmas tree.

  • Kim Bullock

    Kim Bullock gave props (21 Jan 2014):

    One of my favorite shots of Sasha ever, though it's hard to believe she's just twelve.

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (25 Jan 2014):

    Great shot. Love the title.

  • Michael Asaro

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