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ANDREJ USPENSKI was born in St Petersburg and trained at the Vaganova Ballet Academy and subsequently in Dresden and Berlin. He has been a member of The Royal Ballet for ten years. Andrej grew up with photography, spending much time in his father’s dark room. Surrounded by the Royal Ballet’s supremely talented dancers on a daily basis and drawn to capture their artistry both on and off stage, he discovered his own passion for photography. His photographs can be seen in Royal Opera House programmes as well as national magazines and newspapers.

DANCERS: Behind the Scenes with the Royal Ballet
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DANCERS: Behind the Scenes with the Royal Ballet

Andrej Uspenski
 

This beautifully produced new book by Royal Ballet dancer Andrej Uspenski is a collection of exclusive photographs which shines the spotlight on ballet, the most beautiful of art forms.

These exquisite photographs feature some of the finest dancers onstage today, bringing the reader into the magical world of ballet. As a Royal Ballet dancer himself, Andrej Uspenski has a unique perspective on photographic composition of dance imagery, as well as unrivalled access not only to the Royal Ballet’s productions, but also to the dancers who perform in them. This gives the reader an exclusive insight in to the Royal Ballet’s work.

Dancers includes exclusive, backstage photographs, as well as a number of breathtaking images taken from the wings during live stage performances, making this a unique photographic record, perfect for all ballet fans.


Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-388-4 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | HB
Natalia Osipova: Becoming a Swan
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Natalia Osipova: Becoming a Swan

Andrej Uspenski
 

Natalia Osipova: Becoming a Swan is an intimate portrait of the work of a ballet superstar, and the story told in pictures of how she prepares for the most iconic role in all of ballet . Features over 150 black and white images of Osipova behind the scenes and on stage, including unique glimpses taken from the wings at Covent Garden.

Andrej Uspenski has used his exclusive vantage point as a First Artist with The Royal Ballet, to produce a moving photographic tribute to the most exciting prima ballerina in the world today.

Includes a foreword by Alexander Agadzhanov, the Royal Ballet's Senior Teacher and Répétiteur.



Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-022-5 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
Steven McRae
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Steven McRae

Dancer in the Fast Lane

Andrej Uspenski
 

Steven McRae - Dancer in the Fast Lane gives a close up look at the ballet and dance world's newest, flame-haired star.

Born and raised in the world of Australia's high octane, drag-racing circuit, Steven effortlessly moves between the sophistication of his interpretations of the greatest ballet roles as a Principal of The Royal Ballet, to full throttle blasts of tap. Once again photographer Andrej Uspenski has used his exclusive vantage point as a First Artist with The Royal Ballet to give us glimpses of a dancer becoming a true dance supernova.

'Steven McRae is the most dazzling virtuoso dancer The Royal Ballet has ever shown us. For his clarity of statement, muscular resource, insouciant brilliancy, there is no national precedent.'  Clement Crisp, Financial Times

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-088-1 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB