My name is Tonya Ekimova. I'm a photographer from St. Petersburg. I am a member of the National Association of Professionals of the Photo Industry. I have a ballet education. I started my professional career in photography in 2013 as a  family and wedding photographer.

I have been  shooting in the genre of ballet photography since 2019, and now this is one of the main areas of my activity. I strive to convey the aesthetics of the ballet lines and the elegance of a dancer within a frame. I create metaphysical images through body plasticity. I work with ballet dancers, students of ballet schools and non-professional dancers.

My works are featured in private collections in Russia, the USA, Great Britain and Israel.


2020, Personal exhibition "Ballet Lines of St. Petersburg", Artmuza Museum of Modern Art, St. Petersburg

2020, Personal exhibition "In duet with the city", Restaurant "El", St. Petersburg

2022, Exhibition ANIMA MUNDI 2022 - RITUALS, Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Venice

2022, ROME INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022, Medina Art Gallery, Rome

2023, Exhibition "Art in the frame", within the framework of the Kuban Economic Forum, Novokubansk

2023, Exhibition "The Magical World of Ballet", Mega Belaya Dacha, Moscow

2024, Exhibition "Tomorrow is Now", State Darwin Museum, Moscow


2019, Poster for the International Ballet Gala Concert "Rahvusvaheline Suveöö balletigala", Tallinn

2020, Poster for the Gala concert with the participation of ballet stars "Masterpieces of great Choreographers", Moscow



2021, Cover and pages of the June issue of The Air Magazine

2021, Publication in the HOLM magazine



2022, Ballet Magazine Romania, Professional Ballet Photography contest, 3rd place

2022, Moscow International Photo Awards, in the FIne Art/Professional category 2rd place