New portraits for a new year

21 January 2013 | By Behind Ballet

Olivia Bell and photographer James Braund
Olivia Bell and photographer James Braund
Garth of Napoleon Perdis and Ella Havelka
Garth of Napoleon Perdis and Ella Havelka
Reiko Hombo
Reiko Hombo

 

Every year, we hold a photo shoot for our new recruits. The resulting images accompany their biographies in our souvenir programs and online. This year, as well as our new recruits Ella Havelka, Lisa Craig and Cristiano Martino, we were shooting new bio pics for Principal Artist Olivia Bell, who recently returned from maternity leave, and Senior Artist Reiko Hombo, who was overseas when the rest of the company had their portraits taken. We were also snapping shots of Tomoya Imai, who is doing an occupational traineeship with us, and our ballet mistress Eve Lawson, who joined the company last year. James Braund, who has taken many of these portraits over the years, was working his usual magic behind the camera, while Garth and Nicola from Napoleon Perdis got the make-up perfect and Sue Marshall whipped up some fabulous hair. Good times!

Behind-the-scenes photography by Lauren Cassar