Dancers: Don’t Lose the Forest for the Trees

We had a really lovely pair of girls in the studio a couple of weekends ago, friends who were very different dancers but who supported each other and were thick as thieves.  I had done dance photo shoot with both dancers previously, so they understood the process you have to go through to create powerful…

How to Capture Energy and Emotion in Dance Audition Photos

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…

Dancers Review Photo Shoot with Rachel Neville in NYC

Recently, we did a mini-photoshoot at the Rachel Neville Photography Studio in NYC with a group of dancers from the Richmond Ballet.  After the shoot, we caught up with dancers Mara Milner, Anna Sundquist and Alexandra Lammon who shared what it was like to work with Rachel Neville, the kind of preparation needed before the dance photo…

You Don’t Have to Do It Alone: Rachel Neville Photography Video 5

In this episode, from our Marketing and Career Tips for Dancers Video Series, we are talking about the importance of community support as you prepare for dance auditions, go on auditions and manage dance career decisions. Support and community are key to a successful dance career and today’s dancers are poised to access the resources…

Episode 4 Preparing for Audition Day

In this episode of the Marketing for Dancers video series, we tackle the big day: audition day, that is. Dancers, you have spent years preparing to this moment and now the dance audition day has finally arrived and you want to make sure that you are fully prepared to take all the right steps for…

Video Launch: Audition and Marketing Videos from Rachel Neville

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our video audition and marketing series for dancers.  Episode 1 is available now and we are busy putting together a library of videos with tips for launching and managing the dance career you have been working so hard to build. Check out Episode 1 now and learn all about the…

Mid-Week Motivation for Dancers: Courage

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. ― Nelson Mandela Dancer: Alexandra Terry Photo Rachel Neville Remember these words when you need dance audition advice, confidence for mid-career changes or motivation to get to class, get in the studio and get on stage. Have courage, dancers, and you will triumph over…

Dance Audition Photo Shoot Lessons from Dancer Laura Anne Wallace

Recently, Laura Anne Wallace came into the Long Island City studio for dance audition photos.  We had a great photo shoot and afterwards had the chance to talk about what the dance audition photo shoot experience was like for Laura Anne, what her dance goals are, and what advice she has to share with her…

Do You Know What Your Face is Saying? Dance Audition Tips

As I near the end of my audition photo season and you all start auditions in earnest, I wanted to take a moment to talk about something that we see here in my photography studio often.  Take this audition tip to heart in the next few months, it will help you a lot. Inevitably, during a…

Fall NYC Dance Audition and Image Workshop with Dance Photographer Rachel Neville

After successful dance marketing workshops this summer in NYC and San Francisco, I am pleased to announce that the fall edition of my workshop is now accepting applicants. Alexander Mays, Photo Rachel Neville Join me Saturday, November 21st, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at my Long Island City dance photography studio (25-19 Borden Ave Suite 216 Long…

The One Thing You Need for Your Dance Audition Photo Shoot

The audition photo bookings are coming in and we are moving into high gear for the height of dance audition photo shoot season. Let’s get right to the point, then! I get so many questions about dance auditions and marketing for dance companies and for dancers at all phases of their careers.  You know me, I’m highly…