Concept Photography of Dancers: Meet The Bird, by Rachel Neville

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…

Behind the Scenes this New Year

Happy New Year! Anthony Savoy, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Ashely Mayeux, Complexions Contemporary Ballet Thank you so much to all of our readers, clients and supporters. Anthony Savoy, Dance Theatre of Harlem 2014 has been a year full of exciting moments and great work and I have all of you to thank for it.  Whether…

Favorite Performances of 2012

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and it got me thinking about how much I love photographing amazing dance performances.  This week and next, I am sharing some of my favorite shots from performances last year.  Consider it my Valentine to you- and to all of the dancers and companies I have the pleasure of meeting and…

Rachel Neville Photography in Vogue and Dance Informa!

It’s always so much fun to see your pictures in the news and being used around.  This month I got to see my work in well loved magazines twice: once in Vogue and once in Dance Informa. Vogue named Dance Theatre of Harlem one of “ten performers on the rise.”  The magazine used a shot from my recent shoot…

Dance Theatre of Harlem II Takes The Joyce

I’ve had the honor to shoot DTH II a few times over the last 2 years, in addition to a couple of the dancers individually.  And so it gave me such pleasure to have been at The Joyce Theatre yesterday to shoot the newest addition to the rep: Donald Byrd’s Contested Space in preparation for…

The Next Dimension: Shooting 3D Dance Photography

I’ve been working on an exciting project lately; shooting dancers with a 3D stills camera!  Just the phrase alone – 3D – is almost common now; with so many movies being produced with that effect these days, new gadgets on the rise etc etc…  But it never fails; we show an individual one of our…

Personal Marketing for Dancers: How to Eat on Hiatus

I was having a great chat a few days ago with Da’Von Doane, (dancer with Dance Theatre of Harlem) on Facebook.  We were talking about, well, of course our selves, but touching on the broader context of dancers and artists having trouble marketing themselves. With so many dancers in this country put on hiatis and…