In April of 2013, Drew A. Kelley was assigned by The Orange County Register to document ballet students from Orange County, California as they competed in the Youth America Grand Prix finals in New York City. The YAGP is the world’s largest student ballet competition but more importantly it is a platform for young dancers to be seen. Regardless of who wins, dancers have the opportunity to receive scholarships and full-time positions in companies around the world. While on assignment Drew was taken aback by the intensity backstage and his focus shifted. He chose to capture not only the dancers from California but all the dancers that had traveled there to compete. This book is the accumulation of moments captured backstage.
140 Page Perfect Bound 9″ X 11″ Black & White Behind the Scenes Photo Documentary.