Katherine Hoosier © Karolina Kuras

It’s hard to say which is stronger, Karolina Kuras’s love of ballet or her love of photography. Luckily for her, Karolina is able to combine both these passions as the primary photographer at the National Ballet of Canada.

The Early Days

While still in high school, one of Karolina’s teachers that took notice of her images began to nurture the idea that she should pursue photography as a career.

However, it wasn’t just Karolina’s high school teacher that noticed her talent.

The photographers that Karolina worked with in the early days of her career also noticed and encouraged her to pursue her natural talent in photography.

Karolina grew that talent by shooting weddings, portraits and fashion at runway shows and it was these experiences that have shaped the way Karolina approaches her photography.

Now, Karolina is combining that talent with her love and knowledge of ballet in what she calls her “dream come true” job with the National Ballet of Canada.


Jordana Daumec © Karolina Kuras

Recent Projects

We Move You…

Karolina’s latest project is a collaboration between the National Ballet and the TTC called “We Move You”.

The “We Move You” campaign featuring Karolina’s images, was created to provide “TTC riders with enhanced beauty and art during their daily commutes through a series of stunning images and video featuring National Ballet dancers at various TTC locations across the city”.

Upcoming – The Company Project

Karolina is working on a new collaboration with The National Ballet of Canada called The Company Project.

The project will include portraits, ballet photos, and interviews with the entire company of dancers and give viewers a behind-the-scenes look into who these incredible dancers are.

 Follow along at www.thecompanyproject.ca


Dancer Leaping - Karolina Kuras

Clare Peterson © Karolina Kuras


View more of Karolina’s incredible Images in Vistek Toronto’s In-Store Gallery during the month of December.


karolina-kuras-bio-photoKarolina Kuras is a dance and portrait photographer and works extensively with the National Ballet of Canada.

Karolina Kuras received her first camera at age 11 and was instantly hooked. Over the years her passion for classical ballet and photography have joined together to become the main focus of her work.

Karolina Kuras on the Web:

Website: archivehouse.com

On Social: Instagram / Twitter / Facebook



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Woodrow Walden is a Toronto-based photographer and the Social Media Community Specialist for Vistek.