It’s All About Your Attitude

How we present ourselves in body language, personal appearance, and overall attitude is a quiet yet key player in the audition process. Having a good attitude and exercising basic etiquette with your fellow dancers, choreographers, directors, and yes, photographers, is a sign of respect and is beneficial to your career and how you approach your … Read more

Your Headshot: Is serious or smiling better?

A couple of weeks ago I bought an audio book Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People by Vanessa Van Edwards. Ms. Van Edwards is a social scientist and the book’s purpose is to help create a manual for social hacks and teach how to effectively network and understand human behavior (in case you’re wondering why I … Read more

Marketing Series 3: Find Your Tribe and Get to Know Them

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Ok, let’s dive right in! In our last post on this topic two weeks ago we delved into who we are as a ‘product,’ getting to know ourselves in depth without wearing that judgment hat. We also looked at the appropriate time to start working on marketing, and the value you bring to the dance companies … Read more

How to Market Yourself as a Dancer – Marketing Series Pt 2

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Ok, let’s get started! Marketing for Dancers: Find Your Strengths There are many elements of good marketing. Most companies think about their print, social media, Google ads and product placement, just to name a few. How does all of this translate to dancers? Does it feel a little overwhelming? Let’s begin by defining the question … Read more

Workshop for Dance Photographers at Rachel Neville Photography Studio

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Dance photographers from New York City and throughout the country have reached out to me requesting help with their photography work. Because I am so passionate about helping dancers create great content for their marketing and because I truly love what I do in my Long Island City photography studio every day, I am excited … Read more

Resources for Dancers from Rachel Neville Photography

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Part of what makes the Rachel Neville Photography experience different from working with any other dance photographer in New York City, is our commitment to providing resources and information that help dancers achieve success throughout the audition process and the life of their dance careers. In keeping with our commitment to provide the best resources … Read more

Your Headshot is More Important Than You Think

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I’m just going to leave this here for you dancers: your headshot is more important than you think. So important. Here’s a quick test for you. Go online to your favorite dance company. Pick one, any one. Now go to the company page and look up the dancers. Pick out the following characters among them: … Read more

You Got the Job – Now What? Episode 6

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Episode 6 of the Rachel Neville Photography Audition and Marketing Video Series for Dancers looks at a topic you don’t hear too much about.  It might be a topic you haven’t even thought about throughout the audition preparation process.  What happens after you get the job? Watch Episode 6 NOW Your journey as a dancer  doesn’t … Read more