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

Time Traveler

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Time Traveler is inspired by my love of magic and Steampunk style.  I grew up reading and loving all things magic and extra-sensory in addition to anything period piece, convinced I lived in the 1700s and then again in the 1800s. I wanted to create a piece that would read dance but also tell the … Read more

Creating Narrative Images: Betrayal By Rachel Neville

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The idea for the Betrayal image came to me one morning more as a video idea around a personal incident in my life.  What woman hasn’t been frustrated to the extreme by her significant other, and what fantasies we create in our heads to deal with the frustration? A few weeks later, I was shooting … Read more

Human Nature Calendar Available Now

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Some of you might remember the video we posted awhile ago from the tree shoot.  It is part of the Human Nature Project, an ongoing series I’ve been working on for the last year. As part of the Human Nature Project, we gather dancers of all skin tones together to work up shapes that we find inspiring … Read more

Concept Photography of Dancers: Meet The Bird

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I love dance photography.  I have been a dancer, a teacher, and then a dance photographer for most of my life.  I grew up watching for the next cover of Dance Magazine.  I stared at the pictures in the programs of the companies I longed to dance for.  The shapes and emotions always connected my soul … Read more

Advice for Dancers: The Struggle is Real, So is Your Determination

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Sending out a little inspiration to everyone in the midst of dance auditions, performances, classes and dance career planning, all while you also have to manage every other thing that comes with holiday seasons and the end of the year. “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson … Read more

Powerful Dance Photography for an Innovative Dance Company: Rachel Neville for Eryc Taylor Dance Company

I absolutely LOVED working with the Eryc Taylor Dance company and I know you are going to love their show just as much. ETD’s upcoming show, The Exhibit, runs Oct 15-18th at The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, 104 W. 14th Street in NYC and tickets are still on sale, but they are going fast! Dance Mission Resonates in … Read more