Prima Ballerina

The dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

The “Prima ballerina” is a concept that I developed for TEALEAVES Christmas photography. The “Prima ballerina” in ballet is the principal female dancer and in case of the Nutcracker Ballet, the Sugar Plum Fairy is exactly that.
My inspiration came from this quote of Roland John Wiley which he describes the dance as having “a sense of dynamic build-up: from delicate angularity … to circular shapes, to plainer but more virtuoso movements—pirouettes to rounds de jambe—near the end.”