Exclusive Black Swan Photos!

Like everyone else in the dance world, we can't get enough of Black Swan. We were thrilled when Natalie Portman took home her first Academy Award for her portrayal of fragile (but secretly fierce) Nina Sayers. And we can't wait for the DVD release at the end of March—keep an eye on dancespirit.com/ for your chance to win a copy! Below, we've got exclusive photos of Portman, New York City Ballet principal and Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied, director Darren Aronofsky and more. Enjoy!

 

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied on the set of Black Swan.

 

(L to R) Millepied, Portman, associate choreographer Kurt Froman, NYCB ballet master Christine Redpath and Darren Aronofsky.

 

Vincent Cassel, who plays the director of the fictional ballet company, and dancer extras on the set.

 

Portman as the white swan.

 

 

All photos courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures.

(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

Congratulations to Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers by clicking on their names here:

Read Darriel's profile here

Read Diego's profile here

Read Emma's profile here

And then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.

We also want you to get social! We'll be factoring social media likes and shares into our final tallies. Be sure to show your favorite finalist some love on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, sharing their profile pages and using the hashtag #DanceSpiritCMS.

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