I met Dara when we were 15 years old while studying at a summer course at the School of American Ballet. I remember being struck by what an exquisite dancer she was even at such a young age. Ten years later, I asked Dara if I could photographer her while I was in Chicago for a weekend. We met off of Lakeshore Drive at 6 in the morning to shoot with the sunrise over Lake Michigan. Dara dances with the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago.