The Royal Ballet in Jewels: a photo gallery

Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Valeri Hristov and Artists of The Royal Ballet in Emeralds

Of Balanchine’s three Jewels, we find Emeralds the most subtly stylish: those floating bourrées, the Giselle-like balances, the chic intricate patterns. True, it doesn’t seem to be performed on its own as often as the other two sections of the ballet, but this ode to Romantic ballet (hinted at not only in the long tutus, but also in the fluid and delicate choreography) can leave a lasting impression, and The Royal Ballet wears the gem particularly well. So here’s a gallery to celebrate Mr. B’s alluring Emeralds in captivating images by Alice Pennefather:

All photos: © Alice Pennefather, courtesy of ROH


Alice’s creative talents lie in image making. After studying photography at Falmouth College of Arts, she spent 6 years travelling and working abroad, focusing on scuba diving and filming underwater. She has recently returned to London and rediscovered her love of everything Ballet. Alice now works as a freelance photographer, and is a regular at the Royal Ballet General Rehearsals – photographing for us here at The Ballet Bag. You can see more of Alice’s work at

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