Central School of Ballet

Central School of Ballet – Since 1982 CSB has been training students in a range of dance styles. Over this time, the school has gained an outstanding international reputation and produced professional dancers in all genres.

Over ten weeks, 5 London Fine Art Studios artists studied the movement and anatomy of 3rd year dancers as they rehearsed in their studio space. Taking inspiration from the likes of Dégas they were challenged to find ways of conveying the ephemeral and delicate movement of their young subjects.

Once in situ they were also drawn, unexpectedly, to the play of light, the demeanor of the Ballet Mistress and the energy of the pianist thus re-affirming the unpredictable nature, challenges and rewards of working from life.

Central School of Ballet | London Fine Arts

“Ballet Dancers in Repose”

Drawing by Joni Duarte

Central School of Ballet | London Fine Arts

“Ballet Dancer in Movement”

Drawing by Daisy Perkins

Central School of Ballet | London Fine Arts

“Ballet Practice”

Drawing by India Amos