For Photographers: Working the Psychology of Your Subject

dancer en pointe, in blue, blue dance photography

Working the psychology of your subject in a shoot is not a talked-about thread in most photographer circles but is certainly super important when it comes to dealing with dancers.  Connect with your subject, get inside their heads, find out what makes them tick. These are probably some of the common tips you might have … Read more

Being a Whole Dancer

As dancers, we all know how easy it is to sink into negative patterns of eating or thinking. It can be a challenge to confidently practice healthy habits. When we think wellness, we tend to think about the physical aspects: eating right, sleeping, cross training etc. but what about our conscious and subconscious habits? A … Read more

Holiday Reset: Conditioning and Cross-Training

We all need to take a break to pause and breathe. For many of us, the holiday sweet spot between Nutcracker madness and audition season is the tempting and rare moment to be still. And period of this rest and relaxation has as much value as pushing yourself. However, with many studios closed at the … Read more

Advice on Transitioning from Dancer to Trainer: Spotlight on Katie Dettling

dancer turned trainer photo by rachel neville

We recently had the pleasure of working with Katie and Grant Dettling, co-founders of Fit-Arts, a Pilates and wellness studio on the Upper West Side.  In addition to being a successful entrepreneur in the health and fitness field, Katie and her husband Grant, are former dancers. Katie spoke with us about navigating the dancer to … Read more

'The Art of War' and Dance.. Food for Thought

rachel neville powerful dancer photo

Can you believe it’s the end of August already?!  We have been super busy this summer with a variety of photo shoots at the  studio and on location,  working with dance companies, doing commercial work, shooting dance audition photos and live dance performances.  The audition and marketing workshops for dancers were huge successes, and I have just … Read more