A Photographer's Lightbox

Cary Ballet Conservatory

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


Fright Night!

Ticket Info Here: 3D Jazz Project – Cary Arts Center 6 & 8 PM 11.5.21


If Halloween Wasn’t Scary Enough!

Ticket Info Here: 3D Jazz Project – Cary Arts Center 6 & 8 PM 11.5.21


Coda

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


Stage Light # 75

Online Galleries Here: Cary Ballet Company 2019 “Spring Works”


Waiting

Cary Ballet Company

Spring Works – Space & Tech

13 March 2019 – Cary Arts Center


I Saw It In Paris

An exhibit of Anders Zorn’s portraits stopped me cold at the Petit Palias in Paris, 2017

The limited pallete of his portrait of Rosita Mauri ….

I was trying to set rim lights and this was an exposure mistake, turned right

Dancer Sydney Upchurch – Cary Ballet Conservatory – 24 August 2021


Studio Light #11

Dancer Sydney Upchurch

Cary Ballet Conservatory 24 August 2021


Studio Light #10

Dancer Sydney Upchurch

Cary Ballet Conservatory 24 August 2021


Studio Light #9

Dancer Sydney Upchurch

Cary Ballet Conservatory 24 August 2021


Studio Light #8

Dancer Sydney Upchurch

Cary Ballet Conservatory 24 August 2021


Studio Light #7

Dancer Eliza Harris – Costume Caroline Fagan

Photograph for Caroline Fagan at Cary Ballet Conservatory 15 August 2021


For A Dancer

Dancer Julia Walden – Costume Caroline Fagan

Photograph for Caroline Fagan at Cary Ballet Conservatory 15 August 2021


Studio Availability – 17 to 23 August

It’s what I do. Head Shots, Portraits, Dance Portfolios.

e-Mail brooke@brookemeyer.com or text/call 919 238-9654


2021 Prix Challenge Showcase Photographs

Galleries here: 2021 Prix Challenge Showcase – Cary Ballet Conservatory 7 August 2021


2021 Summer Showcase Photographs

I know how he feels, should’ve had these done sooner – Galleries here: 2021 Summer Intensive Showcase

Cary Ballet Conservatory – 31 July 2021


“U.S.”

Friday, 29 Sept 2017 – My ancient laptop, attached to the Internet with Google Voice forwarded to the land line in our Paris vacation apartment rang: “Can you shoot a a promo for 3D Jazz on Sunday? Okay, we’re flying back tomorrow, Saturday, so sure.”

Sunday, 1 Oct. 2017 – This is what Americans look like. The boys will figure it out. Eventually.

“Hush Up and Dance” – 3D Project Dance Company, Fall 2017


“Light As Air and Quick As Lightning”

Letter from Abigail Adams to her sister, Mary Smith Cranch. Paris, 20 February, 1785

“The first dance which I saw upon the Stage shoked me, the Dress’es and Beauty of the performers was enchanting, but no sooner did the Dance commence, than I felt my delicacy wounded, and I was ashamed to bee seen to look at them. Girls cloathd in the thinest Silk: and Gauze, with their peticoats short Springing two foot from the floor poising themselves in the air, with their feet flying, and as perfectly shewing their Garters and draws, as tho no peticoat had been worn, was a sight altogether new to me.”

Their motions are as light as air and as quick as lightning. They balance themselves to astonishment. No description can equal the reality.”

“Shall I speak a Truth and say that repeatedly seeing these Dances has worn of that disgust which I first felt, and that I see them now with pleasure. … The art of dancing is carried to the highest degree of perfection that it is capable of; at the opera.”


Lighting Stand In

Setup for Dancer Photographs – Cary Ballet Conservatory Studio Recital 4 June 2021

I’d metered my lights but still needed a Stand In for a test shot.

Ended up with a Sit In but she worked with me!

Studio Dog aka “Lucy”


Dancer Headshot

I mentioned Grace Kelly and of course, she didn’t know who that was. Her Mom just smiled.

Julia Walden at Cary Ballet Conservatory 13 June 2021


Elegant Allegro

Julia Walden at Cary Ballet Conservatory 13 June 2021


Juneteenth Plus 1

Willie Hinton at Cary Ballet Conservatory 13 June 2021


Juneteenth Eve

Willie Hinton at Cary Ballet Conservatory 13 June 2021