Miami City Ballet's Underwater Photo Shoot

November 28, 2001

In June, Miami City Ballet partnered up with a new Fort Lauderdale-based magazine called Venice to produce a series of stunning underwater dance photos.

The images feature Miami City Ballet Dancers Emily Bromberg, Leigh-Ann Esty, Lexie Overholt, Ariel Rose and Chase Swatosh. Photographer George Kamper shot the dancers in the safety of a backyard pool, and then digitally combined them with images he took of shipwrecks off the coast of Florida.

The results are stunning. Even though dancers use their technique to achieve a sense of weightlessness when they perform, there’s something visceral about knowing that in these images they’re literally floating.

 The video below gives you a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes process.