After training at the Beverly School of Performing Arts for 11 years, the Central School of Ballet in London for 8 years and then on to dance professionally with Northern Ballet for 10 years, I am in a unique place where I can offer dance and ballet schools so much from a photography point of view. I’m predominantly a dance photographer in Hampshire, Surrey and London however I am frequently brought up to the Northern Ballet Academy, located in Leeds, and am more than happy to travel to your dance school if it is outside of these areas. Please read on below to see what is on offer to you.
Dance school shows
I am a professional dance photographer who receives commissions from top UK companies such as Northern Ballet, English National Ballet and have been featured in publications such as Dance Europe and Dancing Times. I can offer your dance school exceptional coverage of the actual show and a dance studio photo session before or after the show takes place, whichever is easiest for your school. This will give the parents of your pupils the unique opportunity to purchase photographs of their child both on stage during a live performance, and in the studio in their beautiful costumes.
Photographing dance on stage is an art and you need to be able to anticipate what is about to happen. Being an ex-dancer I am in a perfect position as a photographer to understand that entirely.
For the studio photo session I will come into your school for either 1 or 2 days, depending on the size of your dance school. I will take beautiful dance portraits of the children in their show costumes incorporating dance poses of each child and a group photo of each show number. This can happen whenever would suit your school best
If you have any questions about my dance school show options, please feel free to contact me and I will more than happy to discuss the options for you.
Annual dance class photo shoots
It is priceless for parents to have beautiful photographs of their children doing what they love to do – dance. I know when I was studying my parents wished they had more opportunities to have a keepsake of my progression as a young dancer and so I offer dance schools this unique opportunity to provide this option for the parents of their dance pupils.
During the ballet or dance class photo shoot I will achieve a couple of different dance poses, a beautiful headshot of each child and, if time and space permits, a group photo of the whole class. The photographs will be taken on a clean white backdrop and will be available to view a few days after the photo shoot. I will include all of the class group photographs for the dance school to use for marketing and advertising too as well as a percentage of the photograph sales.
If this is something that the you think your dance school may benefit from, please contact me for more information.
Marketing images for dance schools
With the reportage style of my photography I can document a ballet class, or any genre of dance class, without you even knowing that I am there. After working very closely with the Northern Ballet to raise the profile of their ever-growing Academy, I can assure you that I would be the right person to help build a strong reputation for your school too. Pictures speak a thousand words and getting the right person, with the right vision is so important. If this is something that your dance school may benefit from, please contact me for more information.
Ballet or dance school events
Whether your dance school is having a Summer school, Easter course or maybe a ballet workshop with Professional Dance Experience, please get in contact and I would be happy to talk to you in more detail about what I can offer you and the costs involved.
CV and audition photographs
For more information about these types of photo shoots please head over to my dance audition photo shoot page here.
If you have a number of students looking to audition for schools or companies I can also offer audition photo shoots where I incorporate a large number of students if necessary. If this is something that you or your school may be interested in, please contact me for more information.