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…

Hips vs. Shoulders – The Trick to Finding Balance

I hope that those of you who have downloaded my Leotard Guide are finding it helpful.  Here is a quick excerpt that focuses on the trick to finding the balance for your hip-to-shoulder ration.  Balance is key when it comes to getting a good photo in the right leotard. Request your own free copy of…

Rachel Neville Leotard Buying Guide 2013 is Here!

I’m thrilled to announce that the Rachel Neville Leotard Buying Guide 2013 is now available. 14 volunteer dancers and 5 dance wear companies, helpful information, photos, advice and more. The 2013 Leotard Buying Guide is ready for you, just in time for audition photo shoots, auditions and (ahem) the holidays!  The Leotard Buying Guide is…

Find My Leotard! Sneak Peek at My Leotard Buying Guide

A couple of Sundays in October I had the opportunity to work with several dancers in NYC and some wonderful dance wear companies to shoot for my leotard guide.  A big thanks goes out to all those who donated their time, I hope a good time was had by all and that you enjoy your…

Interview with Dancer Mary Susan Sinclair Kuenning

Mary Susan Sinclair Kuenning joined me for a photo shoot and we had a great time getting comfortable and creative to give her the shots she needs for auditions and marketing. After the photo shoot, Mary Susan and I talked about the difference between preparing for a photo shoot and an audition or performance, what…

Call for Dancers: Leotard Buying Guide Photo Shoot in Brooklyn, NY

For the last few weeks I’ve been starting work on a new, much more extensive Leotard Buying Guide. Over the last several years I’ve realized that I spend a significant amount of time with my clients talking about leotard styles, colors and what looks best for their individual body shape/type. We talk about what to…

What to Wear: Finding the Right Leotard for Audition Photos

In past posts we’ve covered what to wear for audition photo shoots.  Ten days ago I did a shoot with two outstanding students who will be graduating from Ellison Ballet School in NYC this year and looking for contracts.  These ladies were perfect examples of different body types needing different leotard styles to complement their…

Audition Tips: What to Wear Pt. 2 Remember Your Body

We talked in the last post about choosing your styling options based on two key questions: A) Who is your target audience, and B) What personality and  performing traits you most wish to convey. Now, we are ready for the next two parts of the What to Wear question: C) What actually looks good on…