This is the first time I got the opportunity to capture dance photography and it was such a fun experience. Alexandra is 14 years old and she is one of the most dedicated young dancers I have had the pleasure of meeting. She has a full weekly schedule of non-stop dancing and is lucky to have such an incredible and supportive mom. In 2013 she tried out for the Joffrey Ballet Nutcracker and got to perform at 12 of their shows. Photographing Alexandra was so much fun and it felt like I had the front row seat to one of her shows. I am happy to share more of Alexandra's dance experience in her own words.
"My name is Alexandra Mack and I am 14 years old. I have been dancing for 11 years, and I do all styles: ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip-hop, and contemporary/modern. I have danced at Picture Us Different Dance Studio in Park Ridge, Illinois for 11 years. I have danced at the Joffrey Ballet's Academy of Dance for 2 years, in order to have more ballet and pointe training. In 2013, I was in the Joffrey Ballet's Nutcracker and performed at 12 shows throughout the month of December. Recently, I made the JV Hawkettes at Main South High School, which is their nationally and state-ranked competitive dance team."
During the session there was some crazy birds here that were nesting and to defend their nests like to attack people in the head. Jennifer, Alexandra's mom found a clever way to protect herself and scare off the birds.
We hope you enjoyed this dance photography session with Alexandra. If you or anyone you know is looking for a dance photography session, please have them contact us through our website here. This dance photography session was photographed by Sasha.