It's hard to put into words my thoughts of this young girl, but perhaps the fact that she is the most photographed of all in Cuba says it all. She does more in ten seconds than many can do in an hour.
For those unfamiliar with this series, I have photographed this young dancer since 2008 and have visited her every single year with the exception of one. We have collaborated on countless rolls, at the Pan American Stadium pictured below, at the Santa Maria beach nearby and various other places.
She is that rarest of spirits, gives everything and asks for nothing in return. Living on the island of Cuba, she knows the realities of life around her yet pushes forward nonetheless with her dancing, her creativity and her willingness for others to see her images.