‘A4Ders are developing and securing new roles as writers, producers, filmmakers, career coaches, and lead performers. Our gut tells us they’re on a roll with little or no intention of slowing down. Progress like this is worth sharing. Who knows… the momentum they’re making could be more contagious than we think it is.’ – GROVER DALE
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Answers4dancers' own Sarah Kaye, a Dancer To Watch, traveled an interesting road to find her photo on the side of a van. It’s a story of networking, friendship, and relationship building!
In Sarah’s own words, she shares how she met photographer Jonathan Givens of Entertainment Photography Specialists on her first cruise ship contract eight years ago.
‘Jonathan was my first ever rigger. Little did I know he was also a budding photographer. He offered to do headshots for most of my cast to hone his skills in creating performer portraits. Before I knew it, he became a big deal entertainment photographer. I built a relationship with him over the years, having him do my dance shots and aerial shots, as well as my wedding and engagement photos.
Because of our friendship and networking, Jonathan knows he can call on me for his gigs… whether it’s demoing new aerial equipment, being the test shot kid with a new piece of photography equipment, or being his dance assistant on dance studio photo shoots. We keep each other in mind whenever we find a good fit for work.
So how did I end up on his van? Jonathan is doing the most amazing project called ‘Dance Across the U.S.A.’ where he’ll visit all 50 states and photograph dancers at national parks to share his passion for travel, the park system, and dance. I’m honored to be his first choice to represent New Jersey!’
For more on Dance Across the U.S.A., visit www.danceatusa.com to read about this fascinating project. And don’t forget to check out Sarah’s story on Dancers To Watch.