Our featured photo was taken at the Wachusett Reservoir in Boylston, Massachusetts with a Canon T2i, 55-250mm lens and a circular polarizer. Photographer Christina Duhani has always been amazed at the precision and strength dancers have. Inspired by her friend Elizabeth Hepp (now attending NYU for dance), she decided to attempt something new and try to capture the movement of dance.
“When I became more serious about which direction I wanted to focus on, I auditioned for the year round program at Kirov Academy. I lived at the school for four years, while still taking my jazz, tap, lyrical classes and participating in competitions, and working on summer correspondence courses so I could graduate early. I also took some voice lessons, because for a long time I wanted to be on Broadway, but during my time at Kirov I decided I wanted to go for it- try to be a ballerina. My (Russian) teachers never thought I’d go very far in a ballet company. They felt I was more suited for contemporary, which at the time I was.”