Swan Lake, backstage with Oregon Ballet Theatre dancers
Backstage, waiting for the curtain to rise for another performance of Swan Lake by the incredible dancers at 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.