It’s that time of year again! As we bid farewell to 2015 and welcome in 2016 with open arms, we’re taking a fond look back at the most popular images shared on 500px this past year.

There are only two rules:

1. The photos must have been uploaded to 500px (not necessarily taken) in 2015.

2. No photographer may appear more than once on any list, so everybody gets a chance to be featured.

Believe it or not, one of my favorite categories on 500px is also one of the most often ignored: Performing Arts. I love great portraits or spectacular landscapes as much as the next person, but when it comes to the Best of 2015 lists we’ve been putting together, I’ve been most excited to see what came up under performing arts.

So, without further ado, here are the Top 10 Performing Arts photos of 2015 on 500px:

10. Olivia – Natural Light by Dani Diamond

Olivia - Natural Light by Dani Diamond on

9. Morning Rehearsal by Drew Xeron

morning rehearsal by Drew Xeron on

8. Untitled by Dimitry Roulland

*** by Dimitry Roulland on

7. Untitled by Vadim Stein

... by Vadim Stein on

6. Dancing GOD by Ajay George

Dancing GOD by Ajay George on

5. Light Yoga by Josep Sumalla

Light Yoga by Josep Sumalla on

4. Ana by Mercedes Castillo Sanchez

Ana by Mercedes Castillo Sánchez on

3. Take me away by ZOLAQ

take me away by ZOLAQ  on

2. Mirror Sunset by Eric Pare

Mirror sunset by Eric  Paré on

1. Audrey by Peter Coulson

Audrey by Peter Coulson on

Like what you see here? Let us know in the comments! And if your favorite performing arts photo didn’t make it onto this year’s Top 10, share that with us too.