Moments with Marianela

Marianela Nuñez and Maria-Helena Buckley

    ISBN: 978 1 78551 473 9

    Size: 248 x 200 mm

    Binding: Hardback

    Pages: 176

    In association with:

    Date published: November, 2023

    UK £29.95 /US $40


  • Intimate photo-portrait of one of ballet’s biggest superstars at the peak of her career
  • Atmospheric photographs captured over the past 5 years by Maria-Helena Buckley focus on rehearsals and backstage moments
  • Marianela and Maria-Helena reveal their thoughts, emotions and insights about ballet in conversation with Rachel Hollings


Marianela Nuñez is an international ballet superstar. The Argentine-born Principal dancer of the Royal Ballet is lauded for her dazzling classical technique, lustrous artistry and charisma. When Marianela met photographer Maria-Helena Buckley, something clicked: in the snap of a camera and a connection of minds, they embarked on a ballet voyage together. This stunning book is a unique combination of photography and of dance. Buckley’s images capture the unique qualities of ballet that Nuñez so radiantly embodies.

Author information

Marianela Nuñez was born in Buenos Aires. She trained at the Teatro Colón Ballet School and London’s Royal Ballet School before joining the Royal Ballet in 1998. She was promoted to Principal in 2002 and has enjoyed a distinguished career. Her numerous accolades include four Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Best Female Dancer and an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance.

Maria-Helena Buckley is an award-winning photographer based in Paris. Born in Palma de Mallorca, she danced as a Soloist with Staatsballett Berlin for 20 years before training as a photographer. She specialises in theatre and dance photography.