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…

Plan Your Dance Summer in NYC

As we move into the spring season here in New York City, my thoughts have turned to dancers coming to NYC from out of town for YAGP in a couple of weeks and for summer intensives in June and July.  Now is the time we start booking NYC dance photographer shoots for those time frames, but there are…

Spring Dance Performances in NYC

I love photographing dance performances because it’s a change of energy, a different dynamic.. Normally in my studio I’m the director and creator, but when I’m shooting a show I have the reverse opportunity to capture someone else’s vision.. for me mostly it’s just a nice change, it’s not really a challenge actually but more just…

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…

Rachel Neville on Movers and Shapers Dance Podcast

I was thrilled to be interviewed by Erin Carlisle Norton, Artistic Director of The Moving Architects on the Movers & Shapers dance podcast. On the episode, available now, I talk about why marketing is so important for dancers, how to grab the right attention from the right eyes in the limited amount of time you have to make…

Dancing in the Snow

I’m sooo over this cold!  If you are here on the north east coast, you know what I mean: there is just no amount of hot chocolate, warm fires, whiskey, good sex (hehe, yes you heard me right) that makes this ok now. I’m done. So in that spirit, I wanted to say ‘screw you’…

Filled with Gratitude – for all of you!

As we come to the end of the first month of 2015 I am still filled with the excitement of the new year and full of good wishes for all of you as we move ahead through this great year. Celestin Boutin, Photo Rachel Neville Photography at Long Island City Dance Photography Studio I’m in…

Tips for Choosing an Outdoor Photo Shoot Location

Man, is spring finally here??? For months I’ve been itching to walk down the street without hunching my shoulders against the cold wind, smell some fresh air (or what we think of as fresh here in NYC) and spend some time outside. Can we, with confidence, put away the winter coats and scarves? With the…

Dancers: Bring Your X Factor to Dance Auditions

So much going on for everyone right now… rehearsing, auditions, classes, auditions and more auditions… Too often we caught up in the ‘DOING’ of it all.. working technique, sewing endless shoes, learning new choreography, sending out email inquiries… Are you remembering who you are ‘BEING’? Who are you, as a dancer and as a person,…

Being a Kid Again, with Janusphere

I’ve been in conversation with Darion Smith, Artistic Director of Janusphere, for a couple of weeks about this shoot.  Darion has been excited to be working with a children’s jungle gym for his new piece called KinderPlatz, premiering at IATI Theater’s Performing Arts Marathon (PAM) on July 25th. When he told me about the concept…