Category archives: Dance

Commercial photographs of Northern Ballet’s Graduate Professional Programme

Commercial photographs of Northern Ballet's Graduate Professional Programme
Today up on the blog are these gorgeous commercial dance photographs taken from January this year of Northern Ballet's new graduate Professional programme. This new programme, aimed at young dancers aspiring to be the next Darcey Bussell and Jonathan Cope, is a wonderful idea to bring as many jobs as possible to the next generation of dancers. Something that young dan[...]

Ballet Central Gala – St James’ Theatre, London

Ballet Central Gala - St James' Theatre, London
In June I had the privilege to photograph the 35th Anniversary gala of Ballet Central at the St James' Theatre near Buckingham Palace. It was a wonderful occasion with companies such as Scottish Ballet, Matthew Bourne's New Adventures and Ballet Black performing to create a truly memorable evening for Carol Gable and all at Central School of Ballet. Please see belo[...]

Northern Ballet ‘Dancing in the Street’ – A commercial photo shoot in Southampton

Northern Ballet 'Dancing in the Street' - A commercial photo shoot in Southampton
Hello all my dance lovers!! It's been a little while since I have posted anything dance related as my wedding season has dominated my workload recently however  I'm sure you are going to love this one! Back in April this year I had the privilege to be commissioned once again by the wonderful Northern Ballet  for some commercial photography. These commercial photogr[...]

Dance audition and portfolio photographs – Megan Reid, Northern Ballet School

Dance audition and portfolio photographs - Megan Reid, Northern Ballet School
Dance auditions are the pinnacle to a student's training and so it is essential to get audition, or CV, photographs that show yourself off to the best of your ability. After all I have been there and I know that the first job is the hardest to get as you are up against some really tough competition and most of the auditionee's will have already been working with compa[...]

Kerryanne Warne audition photographs for professional dance companies

Kerryanne Warne audition photographs for professional dance companies
Kerryanne Warne was a dream to work with on her audition photographs. Graduating from Ballet West in Scotland, she knew her body and the movements that suited her the most. She came with a collection of photographs that she wanted to achieve from her audition photo shoo, which we got in the bag very quickly and then moved onto some ideas that I came up with for her. K[...]

Beccy Mabin audition photographs for the Royal Ballet

Beccy Mabin audition photographs for the Royal Ballet
What a lovely dance photo shoot this was. A very keen and talented young dancer (Beccy), dreaming of being the next Darcy Bussell and a wonderful setting in the middle of the Surrey countryside. The house itself is set in amongst of 100 acres of farmland and the views surrounding this beautiful house were truly breathtaking. The brief from Beccy's parents was to ge[...]

Richard Taunton College presents the musical of Spring Awakening

Richard Taunton College presents the musical of Spring Awakening
It is always lovely to work with new clients so when Michelle Smith, a teacher at the Richard Taunton College, contacted me to see if I was available to come and photograph their musical production of Spring Awakening in Eastleigh, Hampshire I was more than happy to oblige. They have some extremely talented young students studying on the Performing Arts course at the [...]

A day at Eton College photographing the London Russian Ballet School

A day at Eton College photographing the London Russian Ballet School
There are a few places I never thought I would photograph dance and Eton College, a school that produced the likes of David Cameron and Prince William (to name a few), was definitely one of them. Eton is a world famous college for producing prime ministers and fine tuning royalty, so when I was told I was going to be photographing a dance production there I could not [...]

Ballet Photography – LRBS Outreach perforLondon Russian Ballet School’s Outreach performance on 8th March in Clapham, Londonmance 8th March 2013

Ballet Photography - LRBS Outreach perforLondon Russian Ballet School's Outreach performance on 8th March in Clapham, Londonmance 8th March 2013
As a dance photographer I get to photograph all genres of dance and on the 8th March the London Russian Ballet School asked me to come in to take some dance photographs of their outreach performance at the Kings Avenue Primary School in Clapham. The repertoire was pretty much the same as the previous outreach performance however there was a change of cast for some of [...]

London Russian Ballet School’s exam day in Clapham, London

London Russian Ballet School's exam day in Clapham, London
Dance photography can bring you all sorts of experiences and as a UK based professional dance photographer I love experiencing all sorts. An exam day is usually a private affair as exams can be one of the most stressful times of the year in a students life, however they can also be the most rewarding at the same time. You receive priceless feedback on how you are doin[...]

London Russian Ballet School’s Outreach performance on 1st March in Clapham, London

London Russian Ballet School's Outreach performance on 1st March in Clapham, London
Being a dance photographer I photograph many types of performances and Outreach performances are very different to most performances I cover. Outreach performances are designed to bring dance to the local community and on March 1st this year the LRBS asked me to come in to photograph their first Outreach performance of 2013 at Stockwell Primary School. The aim of an o[...]

London Russian Ballet School’s end of year show 2012

London Russian Ballet School's end of year show 2012
In December I had the privilege to photograph one of the top ballet schools in London and the only Russian trained school to be completely taught by Russian teachers in the UK. The Russian training method is very technically difficult and builds an immense amount of technical strength and ability from which some of the best ballet stars across the world have benefitte[...]