I’ve been photographing the productions of Ferndale Dance Academy since they were founded in 2003. It’s been a joy seeing the youngsters progress through the years. A big step for the ballet dancers is when they finally are able to dance on pointe.
It’s always been interesting picking out the dancers that have a true interest in dance, versus the ones that are taking classes because their parents want them too. Abbi Petersen definitely falls into the first category, her enthusiasm has been evident for many years.
It was a joy to finally get her in the studio and photograph her. We didn’t get to all of the ideas we had, so hopefully I’ll get more chances to work with this inspiring young lady.