During the day I work as a videographer at Pacific Northwest Ballet, telling stories through powerful visuals and thoughtful commentary. It turns out I love ballet so much, filming it wasn't enough - I had to start photographing it too.
I trained in ballet from a very young age, but like most people, discovered I was not destined to be a professional dancer. So I went off to college, where I discovered an interest in videography, which led me to join the marketing team at PNB. When I started working at PNB, I fell in love with ballet all over again. It was almost impossible not to, as I was surrounded by world-class dancers and incredible talent. Being able to photograph such passionate artists is such an honor and their dedication to their craft is a constant source of inspiration for me. My goal is to catch each dancer at their most beautiful moment and to create images that will inspire other people to love this art form as much as I do.
My work has been featured in Pointe, Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher, Dance Spirit and The New York Times. I've worked with Discount Dance, Worldwideballet, Cloud & Victory and more. I am always looking to forge new collaborations with the goal of sharing ballet with the world.
I am available for ballet audition shoots year round in Seattle, WA. At this time my schedule only allows me to offer sessions to students in the PNB Professional Division and current professional dancers. If that's you, please contact me for rates and packages.
Want to learn more about how I got into ballet photography? Check out this video podcast about "Finding my Niche" with Edward Lee Films.