At-Home Audition Photoshoot

Being a dance graduate in the class of 2020 has had some unique challenges. Thanks to COVID-19 having had a huge impact on the dance industry, being a new graduate and trying to get hired as a professional dancer is more difficult than ever. Dance jobs- and ballet jobs in particular- have always been highly competitive. However the pandemic and lockdowns have brought entirely new challenges, such as online dance auditions (remember this time last year, when we’d never heard the phrase “audition via Zoom”?!). That’s why certain parts of our online application, such as the audition photographs, have now become even more important, because we often can’t be seen in-person.

Dance Studio Photoshoot

Hi dancers! I hope that you’re all holding up OK during this very unusual time. Here in the UK we’re beginning a second week of enforced quarantine, but for most of us we are actually entering the third week. I’m really glad that just before all of this happened, I had the opportunity to do…

Secret London: Barbican Conservatory

Hi dancers! I really hope that you have been enjoying my Secret London series. I’ve been posting dance photo galleries here for a couple of years now, but this series is a way for me to add another element and share with you some of the places I love in my home city. I’m trying…

Secret London: Mercato Mayfair

Hi dancers! I really hope that you enjoyed my first post in the new Secret London series I have introduced. If you didn’t catch it, click HERE to read about The Garden at 120 Fenchurch Street, where you can enjoy stunning views that are completely free whilst avoiding the crowds. Today I want to share…

Secret London: The Garden at 120- Photo Gallery

Hi dancers! One of the benefits of having a photographer boyfriend is that my Instagram feed is never short of great professional photos. We really love to collaborate on fun experimental photoshoots- in the past we’ve thrown around paint powder, and glitter, I’ve gotten my pointe shoes out in Notting Hill, and we’ve been kicked…

Photo Gallery: Notting Hill

Hi everyone! I hope you enjoyed last month’s planner posts- if you missed them, you can read about my reviews of The Happiness Planner here and the MiGoals 2019 diary here. I am still planning to post about bullet journaling for dancers, which will be my next post! However I thought I’d also post something…

Photo Gallery: Sense of Space

A few weeks ago, my partner Jake and I headed to the pop-up art installation/ exhibition “Sense of Space”, near Liverpool Street Station. It was really cool and really pretty- of course we took the opportunity to get some photos! If you like these, be sure to check out more of Jake’s work by clicking…

Photo Gallery: Taynuilt

Here is a gallery of photos by the very talented Jake Owens Photography, from when we visited Taynuilt in the West Scottish Highlands during audition season.

Photo Gallery: Glitter!

Following on from the paint powder photoshoot I did with my very talented other half Jake Owens, I had the idea that we could do the same thing with glitter. Next thing we know, half a kilo of different coloured glitter had been ordered online and we had turned our living room into a makeshift…

Photo Gallery: Paint Powder!

So the other morning Jake and I thought we would have some fun with powder paint! It was early in the morning and absolutely FREEZING but we got some really fun shots! I loved doing it and we’re doing a similar thing soon so watch this space for more fun…   You can check out…