For over 15 years, Berlin has been painting the secret life of ballerinas. His large scale mostly black and white paintings capture the hidden motivations of classical dancers. Focusing on moments backstage and behind the scenes, Berlin has worked with some of the most famous dancers and theaters in the world including Kirov Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia, the National Opera and Ballet of Ukraine, and Florence Dance Center in Italy. He has created monumental portraits in bronze and cast glass of Anastasia Volochkova, Maestro Luciano Pavarotti, and Maestro Valery Gergiev. 

Nutella Ballerina

Kevin Berlin, "Nutella Ballerina" (Балерина с Нутеллой), 41 x 55 inches (104.5  x  140 cm), oil on canvas, 2018.

Hope Dies Last #3

Kevin Berlin, "Hope Dies Last #3 (gun in mouth)” (Надежда умирает последней №3 [пистолет во рту]), 71 x 47 inches (180 x 120 cm), oil on canvas, 2018.

Tattoo Ballerina

Kevin Berlin, "Tattoo Ballerina” (Балерина с татуировками), 55 x 41 inches (139 x 104 cm), oil on canvas, 2018. 

F*** You Ballerina

Kevin Berlin, “F*** You Ballerina” (Балерина: "Отъебись!"),  55 x 41 inches (140 x 104.5 cm), oil on canvas, 2018. 

The Lovers

Kevin Berlin, " The Lovers,” oil on canvas, 60 x 72 in., (152 x 183 cm.), 2009.

F*** YOU Ballerina

Kevin Berlin, " F*** YOU Ballerina,” oil on canvas, 48 x 72 in., (120 x 180 cm.), 2016.

Nutella Ballerina

Kevin Berlin, " Nutella Ballerina,” oil on canvas, 48 x 72 in., (120 x 180 cm.), 2016.

Between Acts

Kevin Berlin, " Between Acts,” oil on canvas, 48 x 60 in., (182 x 152 cm.), 2009.

Decadence House

Kevin Berlin, " Decadence House,” oil on canvas, 48 x 72 in., (119 x 180 cm.), 2009.

Sleeping Beauty

Kevin Berlin, " Sleeping Beauty,” oil on canvas, 48 x 72 in., (120 x 180 cm.), 2003.  

Fear of Falling

Kevin Berlin, " Fear of Falling,” oil on canvas, 48 x 72 in., (120 x 180 cm.), 2003.

Le Corsaire

Kevin Berlin, " Le Corsaire,” oil on canvas, 48 x 72 in., (120 x 180 cm.), 2003.

Kevin Berlin and Valery Gergiev.

Kevin Berlin and Valery Gergiev, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, 2002.

Kiev Days/Kiev Nights

Kiev Days/ Kiev Nights, Parus Business Centre, Kiev, Ukraine, 2010.

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