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Allegory For 2022

We think it’s okay but be careful!

Cary Ballet Company “The Nutcracker” 19 Dec., 2021 – Cary Arts Center


While setting up lighting for audition sessions tomorrow, she introduced herself. The smile is real.

Dancer Katherine Whitfield

Cary Ballet Company “The Nutcracker Suite” 18 Dec., 2021 – Cary Arts Center

Before Curtain

And I had second thoughts – She’ll probably want to shoot me for this – I plead the 5th of Parenthood

Setting up in rear of theater to photograph the Sunday Matinee, I saw her on stage, before call

I hollered and she knew who it was – and all my lame jokes.

Cary Ballet Company – 17 Dec 2013 & 19 Dec., 2021 – Cary Arts Center

The Elegant Mrs. Stahlbaum

“Fashion changes, but style endures.” – Coco Chanel

aka Dancer Maddy McGee

Cary Ballet Company Rehearsal of “The Nutcracker” 15 Dec., 2021 – Cary Arts Center

Merry Mea Culpa!

Yep, my fault. I advertised 2021 “Nutcracker” Online Galleries by Christmas Eve. Barely got three performances done and two more on Christmas day. Just finished & posted the Thursday Dress Rehearsal. And it FINALLY hit me why it was taking so long! Supply Chain issues – I’d made the galleries almost triple the size of previous years because of pent up demand! The demand was mine in wanting to make meaningful, mask-less photographs of every single dancer.

Some images in this Thursday Rehearsal Gallery I made differently due to a middle of the night idea. And I think they tell the story of the determination and hard work that makes on stage magic.

Tomorrow morning, I’m doing what I’d planned to do today which is setup in studio for afternoon sessions. Pretty sure I’ll have the Wed. & Tues. Rehearsals done by end of day, Tues., the 28th. And I’ll need to think about how to fix my Supply Chain. Because the demand is still there. And I extended the 10% Coupon until Jan. 5th – Mea Culpa.

“Fritz” – with trouble ahead & trouble behind

Cary Ballet Company Rehearsal of “The Nutcracker” 17 Dec., 2021 – Cary Arts Center


Cary Ballet Company Performance of “The Nutcracker”

6 PM, 19 Dec., 2021 – Cary Arts Center

Future Present

Cary Arts Center 18 December 2021 & Cary Ballet Conservatory 8 December 2012

Christmas Wish – For The Child In All Of Us

Today & Sunday at Cary Arts Center – Times & Tickets Link

Cary Ballet Company “Nutcracker” – Cary Arts Center, 17 Dec 2021

A Return To Theater!

Tomorrow Saturday & Sunday at Cary Arts Center – Times & Tickets Link

In The Moment

Sometimes, when I make a photograph of a Dancer, I just have to catch my breath

Reagan Arenz – YAGP / ADC Previews 15 Dec 2021 Cary Arts Center

Studio Photographs – 27 to 31 December 2021

Cary Ballet Conservatory- Studio C

* 27, 28 & 31 December – Dancer, Headshot and Portrait Sessions by Request

e-Mail “brooke@brookemeyer.com” or Call / Text 919.238.9654


* 29 & 30 December – Mini Audition Sessions – Click for Info & Sign Up



Headshot Session with Jamie Moore

26 Feb. 2017 – Cary Ballet Conservatory

An Artist Makes A Photograph Of An Artist

Dancer, Actor and Teacher. The best.

Hauled a lot of gear to her home studio and did what we planned. Saw a window.

Both of us are in this. Except the part where I’m in awe of her.

Liza Ashton Parker

3,935 Days

Gracyn Easton

17 Dec 2010 & 14 Nov 2021

The Wait Is Almost Over!

2021 Ticket Info – Cary Ballet Company “Nutcracker”

Dress Rehearsal, 18 Dec 2019, Cary Arts Center

Advice From A Dancer

Deanna Seay

Cary Ballet Conservatory, 20 November 2010

If Botticelli Had A Camera

Dancer Miranda Thomas

Cary Ballet Conservatory, 14 November 2021

Studio Light #14

There’s a Holiday Edition of the Saturday Evening Post missing a cover. Norman, I got this!

Photo Session for 2021 Cary Ballet Company “Nutcracker” Programs

Cary Ballet Conservatory 14 November 2021

Studio Light #12

Dancers Sydney Upchurch & Luke Jones

Cary Ballet Conservatory 14 November 2021

Scary Pictures!

Image Galleries Here: 3D Jazz Project – “A Nightmare On Dry Ave

Hanging with Rufus

It was Pullen Park this year, not Walnut Creek

Love the gig but hate the reason – Walk Team Photos


11 Octobers ago, I went to photograph “Children’s Celebration of The Arts” for Cary Citizen.

I was trying to figure out how to connect with the place I’d lived for a dozen years but didn’t know because of work.

I’d told Hal and Lindsey I wanted to photograph small events, with heart

I found that and what has become, the soul of my art and my extended family

Andrea Huynh – Children’s Celebration of The Arts

Cary Ballet Conservatory 16 Oct 2010

International Ballet Day

Dancer Olivia Vessillo – Cary Ballet Conservatory 26 Dec 2017

Rehearsal for The Gala

It’s called Youth America Grand Prix but it’s truly an International Dance Competition.

They know who knows dance

Which explains Cary Ballet’s invitation to perform in the YAGP México Gala in Orizaba, Veracruz.

And good reason to make some promo photographs in Studio A at Cary Ballet Conservatory.

Cary Ballet dancers will perform two world premiere pieces by Krista King-Doherty

Guided by Cary Ballet Artistic & Professional Training Program Director Mariaelena Ruiz

And it was good to get some time in Studio with this bunch!

Cary Ballet Conservatory – 7 October 2021

Fall 2021 Photography Class – Town of Cary

Basic Photography: Understanding Exposure – 5 Classes, Oct 21 – Nov 4th , Nov 18 and Dec 2nd

  • Move from “Auto” and take control for better pictures
  • Use any camera with controls for shutter speed, aperture and ISO
  • Get the “essentials”, a one page guide for your camera

Page Walker Arts & History Center, Cary – Details Here: 2021 Fall Program Guide

Heart of Cary Association “Harvest Day”

27 Oct 2012 – Photographed for Cary Citizen

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