Alison Roper and Artur Sultanov, principle dancers for Oregon Ballet Theatre.
Professional photographer Andy Batt spent a year backstage during performances presented by Oregon Ballet Theatre. He captured moments of emotion, exhaustion, and pressure. The dancers are athletes as much as they are artists, and when backstage, they reveal unguarded moments, dramatic bursts of energy, and perfection. This photograph features Alison Roper and Artur Sultanov.