Swan Lake is one of my favorite ballets with its breathtaking costumes and lush, romantic Tchaikovsky score. This gorgeous photo by Kevin Day of the UK portrays a graceful swan lifting off the water to stretch her wings. I will be portraying the Swan Queen from this classic ballet as she spreads her wings to take flight off the misty lake. My model is Petra Conti, a beautiful Italian ballerina from La Scala Ballet in Italy who is now a principal dancer with Boston Ballet. To me, she embodies the strength, fragility, and wild, untamed beauty of a true Swan Queen.
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