Love

Sometimes we all need a little inspiration to do what we love, to live in love, and to spread love through our work and through our art. Here is hoping that today is a day full of love, light, and inspiration for each and every one of you. Dancers Yui Sugawara and Jun Xia of…

Time Traveler

Time Traveler is inspired by my love of magic and Steampunk style.  I grew up reading and loving all things magic and extra-sensory in addition to anything period piece, convinced I lived in the 1700s and then again in the 1800s. I wanted to create a piece that would read dance but also tell the…

Creating Narrative Images: Betrayal By Rachel Neville

The idea for the Betrayal image came to me one morning more as a video idea around a personal incident in my life.  What woman hasn’t been frustrated to the extreme by her significant other, and what fantasies we create in our heads to deal with the frustration? A few weeks later, I was shooting…

Human Nature Calendar Available Now

Some of you might remember the video we posted awhile ago from the tree shoot.  It is part of the Human Nature Project, an ongoing series I’ve been working on for the last year. As part of the Human Nature Project, we gather dancers of all skin tones together to work up shapes that we find inspiring…

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…

Love. Light. Dance.

Dancer: Courtney Lavine “Love is not consolation. It is light.” ― Simone Weil Sharing love and light with you today, dancers and friends. Find more images and inspiration here, on Instagram and on Facebook.  

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…

Advice for Dancers: The Struggle is Real, So is Your Determination

Sending out a little inspiration to everyone in the midst of dance auditions, performances, classes and dance career planning, all while you also have to manage every other thing that comes with holiday seasons and the end of the year. “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson…

What Crying on the Stoop Taught Me About Work, Dancing and Neighbors

I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about the things we work through in shoots or consultations, giving you tips, highlighting the successes of my clients, and all around, doing everything I can to help my ‘tribe’ move their worlds forward. I don’t often talk about the downside to all of this. We all…

‘The Art of War’ and Dance.. Food for Thought

Can you believe it’s the end of August already?!  We have been super busy this summer with a variety of photo shoots at the  studio and on location,  working with dance companies, doing commercial work, shooting dance audition photos and live dance performances.  The audition and marketing workshops for dancers were huge successes, and I have just…

Photo Contest to Celebrate My New Photography Studio!

I am so excited that my brand new photography studio is opening its doors next month!  And I want to celebrate with you. Help me celebrate the opening of my new photo studio by joining my contest on Instagram. It’s easy and fun to play and I hope it will help to inspire you and…