SHAKE IT OFF

ANY of my clients will tell you that shoots with Teresa are pretty much Dance Parties! I love dancing but I’m terrible at it. That doesn’t stop me from busting a move at your wedding (You have been warned). I actually took ballet for a while and this may shock you, but being a stocky 5’2″ tree stump with Latina hips and thunder thighs doesn’t exactly qualify you to slay as a ballerina. I may or may not have been the least graceful rhinoceros in the ballet class through all 4 years of performing arts school. My leaps reached corgi height off the ground and I come in like a wrecking ball on all my landings. Rough girl. Rough.

So people like Ahnalee VanKappel amaze me! Ahnalee is a 15 year old pre-professional ballerina who lives in her own apartment in Salt Lake City attending Ballet West’s master Academy instead of high school. She is on the track to being a professional prima ballerina on the stage in London. She is tall, slim, graceful and delicate. I’m somewhere near 11 years her senior and 7 inches shorter than her. She and I decided to team up for a shoot with Sheer Rose Designs to celebrate World Ballet day. She’s a rising star on social media.

It feels awesome to capture these things. As you all know, I’m built like a corgi. There’s something so majestic about someone built like a swan doing exactly what their body was BORN to do. This isn’t quite my element, but it’s a fun thing to do because she never stops dancing and I never stop shooting. What do you guys say, would you like to see more ballerina’s on the blog? Let me know <3 XoXo Gossip Girl.

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