Beautiful Photos of Ballet Dancers by Thinh Souvannarath

Delicate, lithe limbs and satin-encased feet are an unusual match for concrete sidewalks strewn with trash, but Paris-based photographer Little Shao (aka Thinh Souvannarath) unites the two in his dance-inspired photo series that we spotted on Cuded. His beautiful artworks depict athletic, graceful ballet dancers — many in pedestrian clothes — set in urban environments. The grittier setting complements each dancers’ incredible strength and flexibility, but also interestingly contrasts with the delicacy and elegance of their bodies and impossible poses. The duality is at once vulnerable and powerful. Click through for beautiful ballet dancers poised amongst graffiti-covered walls and busy Paris streets.

Image credit: Little Shao