Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Danica Paulos, who runs the company's Instagram page, is a talented photographer.
Danica Paulos, who's now in her fifth season with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, moves with captivating grace and power onstage. And when she's not wowing in-person audiences, the multitalented artist is mesmerizing Ailey's online followers: A gifted photographer, she regularly posts beautiful images of her coworkers to the @alvinailey Instagram page, which she's run for the past two years. We caught up with Paulos to talk about her diverse interests—and find out how she's helped shape AAADT's digital presence.
One of dancer Kristi Griffith's fitness shots (Wes Klain, courtesy Griffith)
Scrolling through your Instagram feed, you probably notice tons of awe-inspiring dance photos: a penché in front of a waterfall, a jeté over a busy city street. While these tend to get a lot of likes and attention, they may not be the best types of pics to send when you're trying to book a job. You want to keep the focus on what's most important to casting directors: you! So how do you find the right balance between eye-catching and professional? We talked to insiders across the dance world to find out.
Robles' photo of dancer Melissa Mya in San Juan (via @omarzrobles on Instagram)
Odds are you already know the photography of Omar Z Robles, whose images of dancers in striking natural settings mesmerize his hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers. Recently, Robles paid a visit to his native Puerto Rico for the first time since it was devastated by Hurricane Maria. And the images he captured of its resilient dancers, finding beauty in the ruined landscape, will bring tears to your eyes.
(L to R) Adrienne Lipson, Ashley Downs, Noelle Kayser, and Devin Buchanan photographed for "Dance for Life 2017" (Todd Rosenberg Photography, courtesy PurePoint Financial)
Yes, you read that right. Last summer, we told you about Instagram-favorite photographer Rachel Neville's work being showcased in an innovative new kind of financial center here in NYC. Now, PurePoint Financial—aka the company behind the paradigm-breaking pairing—is bringing that very same concept to the Windy City.