The Royal Ballet has a unique position in the highest echelons of ballet companies worldwide. Its relatively young age keeps it from tending towards the stagnant or egotistical; it has no vast history of laurels on which to rest. Similarly, its position as a company of prestige and noble patronage affords it a lineage the few possess. It is this duality of The Royal Ballet- this freshness and depth- that Richard MacDonald so deftly captures in his portraits of its dancers. He portrays the company’s maturity and grace; its complexities and its riches. He captures forever in bronze the lines of likenesses of some of the greatest dancers of the 20th and 21st centuries.