Roxane Petra Carmen Henrici is the daughter of German born parents, Bernd and Inge. She has lived and loved dance her whole life. She tells me, as a child her first experience in the arts was a class in gymnastics and she excelled in this.
But, it was Ballet that captured her soul. When you read her dance resume you wonder what can drive a young person to be so captured, so driven by an art form. She danced in The Houston Opera for a season. Telling me that the stage was always a place of safety and expressionism for her.
On this quiet Sunday afternoon her only audience was her rescue dog Uma. Roxane has a stage presence that can give you chills. She is so fluid and expressive in her movements.
Her dance schooling continued at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. Her parents' hard blue collar ethics enabled her to attend this arts High School. They knew that their daughter was an Artist and needed to be in this type of environment to develop her skills.
Roxane has told me being so young and away from family was hard, but a growth experience. While attending arts school she missed out on family trips back to Europe and many occasions and celebrations.
After highschool Roxane studied dance at the University of New Mexico earning a scholarship in Flamenco.
On this Sunday afternoon I captured this portrait of Roxane ballerina flamenco dancer and artist. Always a dancer always a performer. Life is her stage and we are all her audience. Bravo Roxane bravo!
Images by Kimberly Pimentel a Kansas City Photography