The Gallery: Creating Stories from Emotional Landscapes

I often am asked how I come up with some of my narrative work, where the ideas come from.  To be honest, I imagine it’s a similar process to writers: you write what you know… I shoot themes and images that come to me through personal experiences combined with inspiration shots I am continually gathering. But…

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…

Dig In

Bear with the preamble here, I’ll get right to the point of ‘dig in’ in just a minute, but I had a 25 hour period that, if I’m really real about it, might just help some of you out there. A few nights ago, right as I was putting my two kids to bed, I came down with some…

Strength over Fear: Career Advice for Dancers

If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return. ― Deepak Chopra Dancer: Harper Watters, Houston Ballet  Photo: Rachel Neville Dancers, think about your true strength and the ways in which you can prepare for opportunities and overcome challenges while staying true to your art,…

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…

3 Things to Do for Your Dance Career in the New Year

The internet is abuzz with new year advice – from best of lists to performance highlights, to mantras for better living. Here, I am ready to kick off the new year with some must do dance career tips.  So keep your New Year’s resolution going strong throughout 2016 and make this the year you take the…

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’s Your Weakness?

I am a newsletter sign-up junkie.  There, I’ve said it.  I sign up for any newsletter I come across that sounds interesting: dance companies, schools, techy, photography, inspirational, you name it. And then of course I do like everyone else and toss them in the trash because they clog up my inbox.  Ok, well there…