The Ballet Project – Pretty Portraits of Young Ballerinas in Nature

Erik Christian Gliedman is a freelance photographer based in the Hudson Valley region of New York. Alongside his professional work, Erik has started an ongoing photo series called The Ballet Project, which features his two daughters standing in ballet poses at beautiful locations around New York. His goal is to create a fantasy world while still keeping the identity of each location true to reality. His daughters, who study ballet, inspired him to start this project because he wanted to create images that portrayed them in fairy tale-like settings. In this way, he’s able to show the rest of the world the vision he has of his two little ballerinas.

To see more of Erik’s photography, visit his website or the website for The Ballet Project.

Highland Lakes

Highland Lakes

Highland Lakes

Highland Lakes

Neversink Gorge Forest

Neversink Gorge Forest

Neversink Gorge Forest

Neversink Gorge Forest

Winding Hills Pond

Winding Hills Pond

Mid-Hudson Bridge

Mid-Hudson Bridge

Mid-Hudson Bridge

Mid-Hudson Bridge

Sam’s Point

Sam’s Point

Cragsmoor Day 1

Cragsmoor Day 1

Cragsmoor Day 1

Cragsmoor Day 1

Cragsmoor Day 1

Cragsmoor Day 1

Diamond Lake

Diamond Lake

Shawangunk Ridge

Shawangunk Ridge

Montgomery

Montgomery

Cragsmoor Day 2

Cragsmoor Day 2




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Caroline Smyth
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Love the way that you have photographed your daughters. I love the pics you took at neversink gorge. The darkness really emphasises the fairytale side of things

Douglas Clarke
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What a beautiful series of photos. Mr. Gliedman certainly picked the backgrounds well in keeping with his wish for fairylike settings. His talent is quite evident in this project he has taken on.

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