Misty Copeland is one of the top ballerinas working in the United States today, and her latest project is absolutely beautiful. Copeland posed for images that were intended to recreate the paintings of Edgar Degas, as well as sculptures of dancers at the Paris Opera Ballet. “Trying to re-create what Degas did was really difficult,” Copeland said in an interview. “It was amazing just to notice all of the small details but also how he still allows you to feel like there’s movement. That’s what I think is so beautiful and difficult about dance too. You’re trying to strive for this perfection, but you still want people to get that illusion that your line never ends and that you never stop moving.” You can see the images from the shoot, as well as a video, below.
**For some behind-the-scenes from the shoot, check out the video below.**