Andre Uspenki reveals hidden talent in his inaugural exhibition of fine art photography at the Old Truman Brewery from 28th April 2017 until 17 May 2017.
Uspenki combines a photographer’s eye with a dancer’s understanding of movement to explore light and shadow through the dynamics of the human form.
Russian photographer Andre is a former First Artist of The Royal Ballet. He joined the Company in 2002, was promoted to First Artist in 2004, and since being forced to retire as a dancer in 2015 due to injury, regularly photographs rehearsals and performances for the Company. He continues to work with premier dancers and choreographers worldwide.
He has published the photography books Dancers: Behind the Scenes with The Royal Ballet (2013), Natalia Osipova: Becoming a Swan (2013) and Steven McRae: Dancer in the Fast Lane (2014).
Uspenski was born in St Petersburg and trained at the Vaganova Ballet Academy, the Palucca School, Dresden, and the Berlin State Ballet School. He graduated into Royal Danish Ballet in 1999, joining The Royal Ballet in 2002.