All photos © Carey Kirkella ‘Dance Recital’ is a personal project made over several years of young girls backstage during their dance recital performances. The moments are captured spontaneously, without direction. ‘Ballet’ is a series of images that are a look into a classic ballet class at the Joffrey School of Ballet, and was produced by Image Source. Both series touch on ideas about body image, the concept of beauty, and the social pressures girls face growing up in America. – Carey Kirkella.