As staff photographer for American Ballet Theatre, my work is mostly with professionals on-stage. However, between commercial assignments, I provide photo sessions in the studio to professionals and the next generation of aspiring dancers. Over the years, an enjoyable aspect of my job has been working with ballet students to create artistic images and a photographic experience beneficial to their development as performing artists. Studio session photographs are for personal use only (i.e. auditions). Commercial use (i.e. product endorsement or use by a commercial entity) requires a licensing agreement and fee.
Full Session – 4 hours. 10 finished images. $775 Add an additional hour for $125.
Half Session – 2.5 hours. 7 finished images. $450
Audition Session – 1.5 hours. 4 finished images. $250
Deposit – A $150 deposit is required to reserve a date.
The information in this planning guide is meant to help you through all of your photography-related questions, so you can be relaxed and excited for your photo session. Call 1-860-395-9581 or email Gene@GeneSchiavone.com today to book your session!
An insiders look into the creative process involved a 4 hour ballet photo shoot featuring one of my preprofessional clients and her mom. It’s a collaboration between artists; ballerina and photographer. This will help aspiring ballerinas prepare for their Gene Schiavone Photo Shoot.
As some of you know, when I do a studio session with students and professionals, I ask that they leave a pair of signed shoes. Looking at the few I photographed today, I understood that they were not simply shoes but represent individual stories of commitment, dedication and sacrifice.
Many of these girls will do other things, however one or two may just get to perform on the big stages around the world. Perhaps I will have an opportunity to photograph them and place their shoes as principals next to their shoes as 12 or 14 or 17 year olds with big aspirations.
Included in this photo are also the shoes of Diana Vishneva, Alina Cojocaru, Paloma Herrera, Alessandra Ferri, and Julie Kent. So girls, you are in good company.