Karolina Kuras, Photographer

June 28, 2017


LEADING LADIES INTERVIEW: Karolina Kuras, Ballet Photographer

Interview By: Fortnight Label
Photos By: Karolina Kuras

Karolina Kuras is a Toronto based ballet and portrait photographer, creator of The Company Project and photographer with the National Ballet of Canada.

FORTNIGHT: Who are you and what do you do?

KAROLINA:  I’m Karolina Kuras, a Ballet photographer based in Toronto, Canada.

FORTNIGHT: Can you tell us about your journey in becoming a photographer? Did you always know this was what you wanted to do?

KAROLINA:  When I was little I wanted to be a ballet dancer and was very passionate about it until my teens, but it was an unrealistic goal for me. Then, at about 15, I found photography and got hooked, eventually starting a business. After 10 years as a portrait and wedding photographer it was time for a change. I started a yearlong passion-project working with ballet dancers, which lead to my current career working with the ballet.

FORTNIGHT: Where did your relationship with the ballet begin and what about this world has captivated you?

KAROLINA:  I’ve been in love with ballet as long as I can remember. To me it’s just magic.

FORTNIGHT: What’s your favourite Ballet?

KAROLINA:  Giselle. Always and forever, Giselle.

FORTNIGHT: What’s been the most rewarding thing about working with dancers?

KAROLINA:  The friendships I’ve made along the way; the dancers themselves are incredible artists and athletes. Their discipline and mastery is inspiring.

FORTNIGHT: Beyond work, what is important to you right now?

KAROLINA:  Friends and family.

FORTNIGHT: How do you unwind?

KAROLINA:  Spending time with friends cooking, making crafts, and having kitchen dance parties. Reading with my husband in coffee shops.

FORTNIGHT: What does feeling beautiful mean to you?

KAROLINA:  A balanced life.

FORTNIGHT: What’s on the horizon for you?

KAROLINA:  More travel, and working with some of the ballet companies and dancers who I admire from around the world.


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