Tags archives: Ballet photographs

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[...]

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[...]

Northern Ballet’s Ugly Duckling at the Northern Ballet Headquarters, Leeds

Northern Ballet's Ugly Duckling at the Northern Ballet Headquarters, Leeds
Off the back of the successful photo call of Northern Ballet’s production of Ondine, I was commissioned by the same company to photograph their new children’s ballet, The Ugly Duckling. The production is only 40 minutes long, but is packed with laughter and beautiful choreography to engage young children throughout the entire performance. The Choreographers, Dreda Blo[...]

Northern Ballet’s production of Ondine at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Northern Ballet's production of Ondine at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
As a professional dance photographer it is great to receive commissions from the best companies in the world, and Northern Ballet is right up there amongst the big names in dance. So, on September 7th this year when I was commissioned by the Company to photograph their new production of Ondine, at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, I was very much looking forward [...]

Audition and CV photographs with a young dancer from the Royal Ballet School in Venice, Italy

Audition and CV photographs with a young dancer from the Royal Ballet School in Venice, Italy
It is always a pleasure to photograph talented dancers and the photo shoot at the end of August was no exception. For this I was commissioned to go to a little town called Rovigo, situated in the beautiful Italian countryside, to photograph a student who has just entered her final year at the prestigious Royal Ballet Lower School, White Lodge. As the client is still u[...]

Male dance photo shoots with Martin Bell Photography

Male dance photo shoots with Martin Bell Photography
Being able to capture new, exciting dance photographs is very hard. There are a lot of photographers out there who try to do it and are a little off the mark. A lot of dance photographs, especially for young dancers, are predominantly of girls in little tutus, maybe in the classic poses such as an arabesque, passe or the dancer doing up there pointe shoes. Photographe[...]

Northern Ballet Academy annual dance class photographs in Leeds, Yorkshire

Northern Ballet Academy annual dance class photographs in Leeds, Yorkshire
  As a dance photographer based in Hampshire I get to travel across the UK to shoot  many things which are dance related from professional productions to junior dance school shows. This time it was my chance to capture some of the up and coming young Darcey Bussell's and Carlos Acosta's from the Northern Ballet Academy based up in Quarry Hill, Leeds. The No[...]