Butterflies on the Stage: The NYC Dance Project

Bringing together fashion and dance, the NYC Dance Project has photographed some of today’s top modern and ballet dancers in the US, pairing them with incredible costumes that are brought to live through their movement. Here is a selection of these captivating images documented in a new book, The Style of Movement: Fashion and Dance by Ken Browar and Deborah, Rizzoli, 2019.

Stella Abrera, Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre.
Meaghan Grace Hinkis, Soloist with the Royal Ballet. Wearing a dress of flowers – floral design by Olga Sahraoui/Sahola NYC, dress design by Madeleine Hinkis (Meaghan’s Mom).
Anne Souder, Soloist, Martha Graham Dance Company. Wearing Issey Miyake.
Masha Dashkina Maddux, Principal Dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company, in a stunning dress by J Mendel.
Here is Charlotte Landreau, who is originally from Strasbourg, wearing a dress by Iris Van Herpen.
Lauren Lovette, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet.
Cassandra Trenary, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre Dress by Leanne Marshall.
Jeffrey Cirio, Principal dancer with English National Ballet.
Lloyd Knight, Principal, Martha Graham Dance Company. Original Halston costume designed for Martha Graham.
Dores André, Principal dancer, San Francisco Ballet. Dress by Belinda Pieris.
Charlotte Landreau, Martha Graham Dance Company.
Fana Tesfagiorgis, dressed in Monse.
Indiana Woodward, Soloist at NYCB in a dress Leanne Marshall.
Sasha De Sola and Angelo Grecco, Principals, San Francisco Ballet Dress by Marchesa.
Christine Shevchenko, Principal, American Ballet Theatre. Clothing by Iris Van Herpen. Hair and makeup by Juliet Jane.
Samuel Lee Roberts wearing Issey Miyake.
Xin Ying, Principal, Martha Graham Dance Company. Wearing Issey Miyake.
Ashley Nicole Mayeux wearing Monse.
Lauren Lovette, Principal, New York City Ballet. Dress by Leanne Marshall.
PeiJu Chien-Pott, (LingLing), Principal, Martha Graham Dance Company. In a gorgeous dress by Tony Ward Couture.
Jacqueline Green, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Wearing J Mendel.
Calvin Royaliii wearing vintage Dior.
Unity Phelan in a dress by Etro.
WanTing Zhao, Principal, San Francisco Ballet. Clothing by Dquared2.
Miriam Miller, New York City Ballet in a stunning dress by Leanne Marshall.
Fana Tesfagiorgis, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Dress by Naeem Khan.
The stunning Angelo Greco, Principal, San Francisco Ballet wearing Maison Marcy.
Nayara Lopes, Soloist, Pennsylvania Ballet. Wearing I. D. Sarrieri.
Julian Mackay. Pants by Franco Lacosta
Sebastian Vinet. Jacket by WhoCaresWhyNot.
Charlotte Landreau, Soloist with Martha Graham Dance Company. Dress by Leanne Marshall.
Gillian Murphy, Principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. Dress by Leanne Marshall.
PeiJu Chien-Pott performing in Martha Graham’s Ekstasis! Dress by DVF- Diane Von Furstenberg.
Cassandra Trenary and Gabe Stone Shayer, American Ballet Theater. Dress by Leanne Marshall.
Nadia Khan, Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma. Dress by Couture by Carmela.
“I would suggest to a child who wants to be a dancer, to never stop dreaming and believe in yourself. Those two things will be important in your journey.” Eric Underwood, Soloist, The Royal Ballet. Pants by Keith Dance Wear.
Charlotte Landreau in Iris Van Herpen.

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