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I'm an acrobat, juggler and ex-performer myself. I've long been interested in the apparent contradiction between the long, painful, mundane and often solitary hours of training - and the huge amount of energy and precision a dancer needs to give to their public performance.

The rewards of the performing experience provides some of the motivation to continue training rehearsing when the end can seem years away.

This series of images explores the quieter moments.