2 June 2016 at 6.14pm | 6 Comments
On 3 June 2016, a group of Instagrammers and make-up artists were invited to the Royal Opera House to take part in the first ever #BalletBeauty InstaMeet.
The Royal Opera House’s #BalletBeauty was the first ever Beauty InstaMeet in London – and the first time Instagrammers and beauty industry experts were given access to the Royal Ballet dressing room.
Six Instagrammers were invited to spend time with five dancers of The Royal Ballet; Anna Rose O’Sullivan, Gemma Pitchley-Gale, Leticia Stock, Olivia Cowley, and Tierney Heap – to capture their pre-performance routines.
You can view the whole event on Instagram by searching #BalletBeauty. Here are just some of the beautiful images captured:
The Brighton-based artist and photographer delights almost 500k followers with her quirky Instagram creations. During the InstaMeet, she spent time with Soloist of The Royal Ballet Olivia Cowley.
Instagrammer Dolly Brown, focuses on art, dance and culture in the capital. Brown has been listed as one of the best photography Instagram accounts to follow.
Fancy feet at the Royal Ballet @royaloperahouse #balletbeauty A photo posted by Dolly Brown (@londonlivingdoll) on
Make-up artist and Beauty Reporter for CNN is interested in exploring the stories behind make-up and what makes each woman feel beautiful. Here she captures a moment with the dancers trying on their practice tutus.
I'm #Backstage getting all the #balletbeauty @royaloperahouse #beautysecrets Thankyou to all the #dancers@letistock @gpg8 @missoliviac @tiernyheap @annaroseosullivan @carolhayesmanagement #ballet #dancers #makeup #bblogger #opera #stagemakeup #makeuptips A photo posted by sarahjaggerink (@sarahjaggerink) on
Instagram Community Editor Hannah Waldram found out more about the padding used in each dancers’ shoe.
Make-up artist, Carol Morely who has worked on several famous faces including Benedict Cumberbatch and Food Blogger, Deliciously Ella, snapped First Artist Leticia Stock making some finishing touches to her look.
Tonight i had the amazing opportunity to go behind the scenes at The Royal Ballet @royaloperahouse to photograph the dancers showing us how they get ready for performances for their first ever #balletbeauty instameet. Dancers are @letistock @gpg8 @missoliviac @tierneyheap @annaroseosullivan . More pictures to follow on @kabinshop and illustrations to come . . . . #ballet#balletbeautiful#dancers#theroyalballet#dancer#tutu#tutus#balletdancers#balletdancer A photo posted by Carol Morley (@carolmorley1) on
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All the ballet dancers that took part in our #BalletBeauty InstaMeet are on Instagram – follow their accounts: Anna Rose O’Sullivan (@annaroseosullivan) Gemma Pitchley-Gale (@gpg8), Leticia Stock (@letistock), Olivia Cowley (@missoliviac) and Tierney Heap (@tierneyheap)