Portland photographer Jonathan Reece has created remarkable portraits of dancers in iconic Portland locations, including the Munjoy Hill area. Stop by our open house, Sundays 1 to 4 PM, to view the photographs shot in the East End or see the photo campaign at the Portland Ballet’s Facebook page.
Discover Portland Ballet is a photo campaign to capture the beauty of Portland Ballet Company against the iconic backdrops of beautiful Portland, Maine. In partnership with professional photographer Jonathan Reece, favorite landscapes of Portland are shot in sharp contrast with a featured ballet dancer. The project offers Portland Ballet a chance to present its professional dancers in a passionate ode to both its city and the performing arts. Expect both color and black & white shots to provide beautiful juxtaposition between the streets we walk every day and the stunning dancer who walks among us.
Kaitlyn Hayes—pictured against Portland’s Back Cove, with the East End at left—is a graduate of SUNY Purchase College with a BFA in Dance and has trained with Boston Ballet and North Carolina School of the Arts. This is Kaitlyn’s first season with Portland Ballet. She has been seen in PBC’s Jack the Ripper as a Victim, as the Victorian Doll in The Victorian Nutcracker, and most recently as a part of the Trio in Boy Meets Girl. See her perform again on March 29th in PBC’s Bolero to Bayadere.
Lindsay Cregier—pictured against an old trolley at the base of Munjoy Hill— trained with Harid Conservatory and Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts. She has performed with Joffery, The Kirov Academy, Boston Ballet, and Milwaukee Ballet. This is Lindsay’s second season with Portland Ballet, she has been seen as a Detective in Jack the Ripper, Spanish Chocolate in The Victorian Nutcracker, and most recently as the Waitress in Boy Meets Girl. All of our new Discover Portland Ballet photos will be on display during the performances of Bolero to Bayadere, be sure to see the show and the new images March 29th at Westbrook Performing Arts Center.
James Kramlich—picured leaping above East End Beach at the base of Munjoy Hill— joined the Portland Ballet Company as an apprentice in 2012. He has danced the roles of the Nutcracker and Russian in The Victorian Nutcracker, and The Soldier in Body in Nell Shipman’s The Armed Man.
We are inspired by these and the other dancers of the Portland Ballet Company and are pleased they enrich the cultural benefits of living in Portland.