Andrej Uspenski is a First Artist with The Royal Ballet and a passionate dance photographer. He 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's first collection of photography, DANCERS: Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet, was published in April 2013 by Oberon Books. His photographs have also been featured in Royal Opera House programmes as well as national magazines and newspapers.
'Osipova is not merely a world-class, instinctive technician (though she is supremely that), but specifically a performer who, by some strange magic, appears to find it easier to be off the ground than on it: the air welcomes and embraces her like no other female dancer I have ever seen. The tiniest skip seems to send her soaring, and yet - however high, far, or fast she jumps - she miraculously manages to land in complete silence.' Daily Telegraph