Professional dance photographer

It's a highly competitive industry, and to be successful you have to get noticed and be remembered. There are many photographers out there, but finding the right one who knows the right image to capture for a dancer's CV, Zed card and promotional portfolio, is a different matter.

Sarah Spearing is a dance company director and Nikon trained photographer, who has many years' experience auditioning and photographing dancers, as well as daily reviewing dozens of dancer's promotional material.

As an artiste, your promotional material – Curriculum Vitae and the quality of your dance photographs are vital – you never get a second chance to make a first impression. When 100 CVs land on an agent’s desk or in-box, to get the audition you need to stand out from the crowd.

A well-composed CV and professional dance photography that show you off to your best, can all make the difference from another summer season on the checkouts to a summer contract on a cruise.

We offer a photography package which is suitable for the recent dance graduate to the more experienced dancer who needs to update and improve their promotional material.

The benefit of having your photos done by UDC, is that we receive so many dancers’ details and know what stands-out, what an agent is looking for, and why. And the whole package is given the professional finish, which is lacking from the Do-It-Yourself word document and snap shots.

Professional photographic treatment

We will work closely with you to get the best results – taking into account the type of dancer you want to promote yourself as well as showing your versatility.

All work is carried out in our Leeds studio and you will receive your photos within approximately two weeks of the shoot.

Dance Photography Package

10 photos supplied on disc – re-touched, cropped and optimized for email and print formats.

Two file sizes: Print versions - 300 DPI and Email-72 DPI For example: 4 X Head and Shoulder, 2 X full length, 2 x Mid length and 2 X dance shots.

Ideas on what to bring:

Please bring your music on CD, favorite jeans, hoodie, white shirt, vest tops, dance wear, leotard, skirt, dress, leather jacket, jumper, swimsuit, evening wear, Anything that you feel good in.

Accessories: hats, scarf, jewellery.

Shoes: trainers, dance shoes, heels, boots Hair: Clean, styled, hair bobble, hair spray

Make Up: Please arrive with make up on and bring for touch ups

Optional extras

Make up / Hair stylist: Let the professional stylist make you look the best for your shoot. Price: £80

Framed Canvas Picture: Size 50 x 30 cm £90.

[ Leeds ~ London ~ UK ~ International ]