Rosalie O’Connor was born in Vienna, Austria and raised in New Orleans. She moved to New York City at the age of 15, to attend The School of American Ballet. At 17, she became a professional dancer with American Ballet Theatre, where she remained for fifteen years until her retirement in 2002. Rosalie began photographing the company from within. For her last six years she juggled both passions and taught herself on the job. In addition to most dance periodicals, her photographs have also appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair and The New York Times. Rosalie’s images have been displayed in solo exhibitions at Lincoln Center in New York and The John F. Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts, in Washington, DC. She resides in New York City yet she travels extensively for assignments as a freelance photographer.