Audition Information

Rachel Neville - NYC Dancer Photographer

Audition season is always around the corner

Congratulations on arriving at this stage in your dance training/career! I applaud your hard work, determination, and sacrifice (not to mention time and money) that got you this far.

The excitement, nerves and anxiety of the auditioning years can be overwhelming for both dancers and families; we are here to help! I am passionate about every dancer feeling confident and prepared for the next steps in their marketing and auditioning process.

So many dancers we work with start off by saying: ‘I just want to look good’ or ‘I don’t take great dance photos’. I promise you that you will. This is not something that happens by chance, or by the luck of ‘the perfect feet and leg gods’.

Excellent audition materials are no longer a luxury, but a necessity. More and more companies and schools are pre-screening dancers through their photographs. It’s imperative that you show your technique and line to it’s fullest, but also just as important, your personality, energy and dynamics. An investment in quality marketing materials goes the extra mile, indicating to directors that you take the process seriously, that you are ready for a job, ready to work to bring their vision to life.

Gwendolyn Baum - Rachel Neville Photography
Eileen Kim - Rachel Neville Photography

The Process

Over many years of dancing, teaching and shooting I have developed a proprietary method of translating what dancers do in 3 dimensions into 2 dimensions (flat on a screen or print).

By the end of the shoot you will know

  • what works on your body and
  • what doesn’t, how to work effectively within the confines of photography
  • know how to hone your technique so that you can let go and have your passion and personality come through.

We won't stop until you walk away with images that show you at your personal best! That is my commitment to your success!