The 2014 Princeton Ballet School ballet recital was Sleeping Beauty and I had a chance to spend a few moments photographing the girls before their presentation.
After taking a break from ballet for a year and missing last year’s production of Swan Lake, I was back this year with my youngest. Instead of the usual class recital you get at most dance schools, here even the littlest students participate in a full ballet production. The sets, costumes and choreography are always beautifully crafted, and our little ballerinas have the privilege of dancing at the New Jersey Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial with all its velvet upholstery and gold carvings glory. I wish I could show you what it looks like inside, it is truly something from a different era, but hopefully you can get an idea of how spectacular this building is from the outside. It makes for a fantastic photography background.
The show was as beautiful as promised (the most beautiful of the three I have seen), and all the girls looked great on stage. The bonus was getting to see our old ballet carpool and catch up with the new friends too.