About Us

About Us

Yevgeny Shlapko was born in Odessa, Ukraine. He was raised in New York City and at the age of 8, he began his ballet training at the School of American Ballet. There he studied under the instruction of Madame Olga Kostritzky and worked with renowned choreographers including Christopher Wheeldon and Justin Peck. In 2007 he moved to Raleigh, NC to join the Carolina Ballet and was promoted to principal dancer in 2016. 


Growing up, Yevgeny was strongly influenced by his late grandfather who introduced him to the beauty of photography. During the course of his ballet career, he sought out opportunities to improve his photography skills and eventually began shooting with local arts and entertainment organizations such as NCtheatre and Goodnight’s Comedy. He has also taken on larger photography projects such as the ‘21 and ‘22 ad campaigns for the Carolina Ballet. Yevgeny continues to expand his photography and strives to capture the beauty in each shoot.


Yevgeny Shlapko was born in Odessa, Ukraine. He was raised in New York City and at the age of 8, he began his ballet training at the School of American Ballet. There he studied under the instruction of Madame Olga Kostritzky and worked with renowned choreographers including Christopher Wheeldon and Justin Peck. In 2007 he moved to Raleigh, NC to join the Carolina Ballet and was promoted to principal dancer in 2016. 


Growing up, Yevgeny was strongly influenced by his late grandfather who introduced him to the beauty of photography. During the course of his ballet career, he sought out opportunities to improve his photography skills and eventually began shooting with local arts and entertainment organizations such as NCtheatre and Goodnight’s Comedy. He has also taken on larger photography projects such as the ‘21 and ‘22 ad campaigns for the Carolina Ballet. Yevgeny continues to expand his photography and strives to capture the beauty in each shoot.