NYC Dance Project by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory

Introducing NYC Dance Project beautifully curated by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory. Ken is a renowned fashion/beauty photographer and Deborah brings to the project a background in dance and editorial photography. Deborah has been a dancer since age 7, and her passion for this art is evident in her photography. NYC Dance Project is a collaboration between Deborah and Ken, merging their experiences and creative passions to create unique and beautify portraits of the dance community.  

Misty Copeland Principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre.  Dancing with Alexandre Hammoudi, Soloist with American Ballet Theatre "After dancing Swan Lake, you feel like you can conquer the world."

Misty Copeland

Principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre.  Dancing with Alexandre Hammoudi, Soloist with American Ballet Theatre

"After dancing Swan Lake, you feel like you can conquer the world."

Nayara Lopes Dance Theatre of Harlem "If I could chose to dance with anyone, I  would choose to dance with Sterling Baca from American Ballet Theatr.  He is not only my friend, but he is a true artist in my eyes, a great partner and a great person."

Nayara Lopes

Dance Theatre of Harlem

"If I could chose to dance with anyone, I  would choose to dance with Sterling Baca from American Ballet Theatr.  He is not only my friend, but he is a true artist in my eyes, a great partner and a great person."

Lauren Lovette Principal dancer, New York City Ballet

Lauren Lovette

Principal dancer, New York City Ballet

PeiJu Chien-Pott Principal dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company, with dancer Lloyd Mayor "My happiness is seeing my husband and daughter happy and healthy and also still be able to do the thing I love the most - dancing!"

PeiJu Chien-Pott

Principal dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company, with dancer Lloyd Mayor

"My happiness is seeing my husband and daughter happy and healthy and also still be able to do the thing I love the most - dancing!"

MichaelJackson Jr and Sean Carmon Michael Jackson Jr and Sean Carmon Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

MichaelJackson Jr and Sean Carmon

Michael Jackson Jr and Sean Carmon

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Veronika Part Principal dancer, American Ballet Theatre "When I was young,  I danced in my room to an old recording of Swan Lake.  This was my first introduction to dance. "

Veronika Part

Principal dancer, American Ballet Theatre

"When I was young,  I danced in my room to an old recording of Swan Lake.  This was my first introduction to dance. "

Jared Matthews Principal dancer with Houston Ballet "Gene Kelly is the reason I started dancing.  He makes being a male dancer look like the coolest thing ever."

Jared Matthews

Principal dancer with Houston Ballet

"Gene Kelly is the reason I started dancing.  He makes being a male dancer look like the coolest thing ever."

Charlotte Landreau Martha Graham Dance Company "When you go on stage, you're giving emotions to the world, you can express your inner world, become a goddess, die and then kill, transform yourself over and over again. I would say don't be afraid to throw your soul to your audience, if you want to become a dancer."

Charlotte Landreau

Martha Graham Dance Company

"When you go on stage, you're giving emotions to the world, you can express your inner world, become a goddess, die and then kill, transform yourself over and over again. I would say don't be afraid to throw your soul to your audience, if you want to become a dancer."

Jacqueline Green Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre "If I could be any animal, I would chose a bird.  They experience lit from two different points of view: above or below us.  I want to be able to fly and also be grounded."

Jacqueline Green

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

"If I could be any animal, I would chose a bird.  They experience lit from two different points of view: above or below us.  I want to be able to fly and also be grounded."

Miriam Miller New York City Ballet "Having confidence in yourself will help you become a stronger dancer.  It's not about being conceited or worrying about whether you are good enough, but feeling focused and confident about your dancing.  This will improve your artistry and presence and help you stand out more.  Also, having confidence allows you to take more risks and realize your full potential."

Miriam Miller

New York City Ballet

"Having confidence in yourself will help you become a stronger dancer.  It's not about being conceited or worrying about whether you are good enough, but feeling focused and confident about your dancing.  This will improve your artistry and presence and help you stand out more.  Also, having confidence allows you to take more risks and realize your full potential."