Dance News
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.

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Dance News
(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.

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Dance Videos
Matter arranged for cancer survivor Stephanie Consiglio to make a triumphant return to the hospital where she received treatment. (Via YouTube)

It's impossible not to love dance photographer Jordan Matter's 10-minute photo challenges. His videos of the rapid-fire shoots in totally unlikely locations have become huge YouTube hits. But his 10-minute challenge with dancer Stephanie Consiglio—who recently beat stage 3 germ cell cancer—is next-level incredible.

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Dancer to Dancer
Dancer and photographer Lee Gumbs (photo by Katie Morton, courtesy Gumbs)

A contemporary, jazz, and ballet dancer, Lee Gumbs is known for his six-year touring stint with Bad Boys of Ballet (and, of course, for being a Dance Spirit Cover Model Search finalist in 2008!). But Gumbs' photography has earned equal praise. He's amassed an impressive portfolio of subjects, shooting famous dancers like Ashley Everett, Allison Holker, Melinda Sullivan, and Sean Lew, to name a few.

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Fashion
@emmarie.xox (via Instagram)

We've all heard William Shakespeare's famous quote "all the world's a stage." Dance photographer, Jordan Matter has taken that quote quite literally as he prefers to shoot his dancers in every day settings like grocery stores, subway stations, and even in the middle of the street. But Matter takes things to a whole new level of outrageous in his latest YouTube video, where he teams up with dancer and model Em Marie, for a photo shoot in Miami International Airport. That's right, Matter uses the chaotic and rather aggravating ambiance that is an airport for the backdrop of one of the most elegant art forms—and we don't hate it.

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Fashion
Boston Ballet's Misa Kuranaga and Patrick Yocum (courtesy Rachel Neville/Boston Ballet)

We're on somewhat of a dance photography kick here at DS, so we figured we'd keep it going in a very big way: an exclusive interview with Rachel Neville, the photographer responsible for all those absolutely drool-worthy dance photos on your Instagram feed. We caught up with Neville at PurePoint Financial in NYC, where she just wrapped up her new show, "A Command Performance"..

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How To
Dance photographer Kenneth Edwards' shot of American Ballet Theatre soloist Cassandra Trenary (courtesy Edwards)

Is there anything better than a killer dance photoshoot? OF COURSE NOT! Whether you're taking headshots, model shots, or simply images that'll slay on Instagram, dance photography makes the world a prettier place.

To make sure your next dance photoshoot is as 🔥 as you are, we asked photographer Kenneth Edwards for his dos and don'ts. Follow his advice and your dance photography future will be as bright as your "golden hour" lighting.

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Dance News
Jordan Matter

Even if you don't already know Jordan Matter's name, you definitely know his work. He's the photographer behind the fabulous "Dancers Among Us" series, which features talented dancers doin' their impressive thing in everyday locations.

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