Creating Images for Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Rachel Neville marketing campaign

We have been so busy in the studio and want to take a few moments to share some of the work we have been doing in the past few months for dancers, dance companies and more. Today, we are taking a look back at the marketing campaign that we helped to create for Complexions Contemporary … Read more

My Bag of Tips and Tricks: The Unusual Things Every Dancer Needs

Happy holiday season! Everyone likes a little behinds the scenes peek every now and then right? Yesterday in a shoot we started talking about all the little tricks I have to solve problems that come up for dancers in our studio and we thought we’d give you a little Holiday Grab Bag of odd, unique and … Read more

How to Capture Energy and Emotion in Dance Audition Photos

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Happy Thanksgiving! As we take a break here at our studio this weekend to spend time with our families, we want to wish you all a great day off and to take a moment to be grateful for all of you, our readers, clients, friends. Love to you all. To those of you who are … Read more

Creating a Marketing Image that Reflects the Power of a Dance Company

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I created this piece for contemporary dance company The Moving Architects in celebration of the company’s tenth anniversary season. Our goal was to create an image that represented their 10th anniversary season in a way that connects to their branding and resonates with audiences.  Strong, contemporary shapes and emotional content are key to The Moving Architects’ work and … Read more

How to Write a Resume and More Career Tips: Audition and Marketing for Dancers Episode 3

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Episode 3 of my Audition and Marketing for Dancers video series is a slightly longer video because it is a particularly important topic for dance career success and I have a lot of advice to share with you. Watch Episode 3 NOW In Episode 3, we tackle resume tips.  This is one of those important … Read more

The Audition Results Are In – Congratulations Dancers!

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This is the time of year I just love, the emails start coming in from my dancers sharing their joy at finding contracts and detailing their audition experiences. I’m so lucky, yes I get to work with amazing artists, but I also work with dancers who really take their careers and marketing seriously. We see … Read more

Strength over Fear: Career Advice for Dancers

NYC dance photographer Rachel Neville Harper Watters Houston Ballet photo

If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return. ― Deepak Chopra Dancer: Harper Watters, Houston Ballet  Photo: Rachel Neville Dancers, think about your true strength and the ways in which you can prepare for opportunities and overcome challenges while staying true to your art, … Read more

Power of Dance Photography: Interpretations with Joy-Marie Thompson Honors Black History

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One of the more powerful experiences I have as a dance photographer is working with talented dancers, choreographers, and artistic directors who are passionate about their work and using dance to do good in the world, to inspire.   Joy-Marie Thompson does just that in Interpretations, an exhibition of my photos of Joy-Marie, at The Purchase … Read more

Answer Recap: Ask a NYC Dance Photographer

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You want to know when and how to email dance companies.  You’re worried about how to look good in dance audition photos.  You’re thinking about body language and the physical factors that make for the successful audition that gets you the dance job you want to launch your dance career. I have been so impressed … Read more