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Re-Imagining
Dance Photography.

Together.

Re-Imagining
Dance Photography.

Together.

Re-Imagining Dance Photography in the Carolinas and Beyond

Respect. Support. Time. Dedication.

Andrew Bowen Studios provides a dancer-centric creative photography experience at his studio in Greensboro, NC. Andrew has worked with artists across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and beyond.

Our Creative Mission

I believe that dance photography can and should be an experience that builds confidence and helps each dancer grow as an artist.

Imagine a judgment-free space that is fun and supportive where you are respected as an artist. Imagine a place where you don’t need to apologize for wanting what you want and having the time and support to get what you want. Imagine creating dance photos that are visually striking, technically excellent, and reflective of your individual artistry.

Welcome to your Creative Dance Retreat, an experience that is so much more than just a photoshoot.

Stella of IBA, Cary, NC
Garrett of IBA, Cary, NC
Chandler of UNCSA, Winston-Salem, NC
Grish and Ryan of Triad Ballet, Greensboro, NC
Contemporary female dancer in a straddle jump looking off to the right side with hand flexed inward.
Ellen of Cary Ballet Conservatory, Cary, NC
Killian of IBA, Cary NC
Ava of West Pointe Ballet, Pittsburgh, PA
Audrey of PNB, Seattle, WA
Contemporary Ballet Photography stylings in an Esmerelda Midnight Tutu from Tutu.Com. Sassy post and fierce look with a mane of red hair.
UNCSA HS Student in an Esmerelda Midnight Tutu from Tutu.Com. Sassy post and fierce look with a mane of red hair.

What are Dancers Saying?

“I leave with a sense of confidence about who I am.”
– Chloe

“I feel that I am a better dancer.”
-Calista

“Andrew is patient, encouraging, and enthusiastic and will always put your needs first. He makes the creative process a fun, non-stressful experience, and his work is beautiful.”
-Aimee

“When I look at that photo, it reminds me why I dance.”
-Michela

“Andrew made me feel empowered.”
-Alexis

“He understands where we’re coming from as dancers.”
-Charlotte

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Our Creative Community

Who is coming to dance?

Our dancers come from all over. In our home state of North Carolina, we have dancers from across the state, from Asheville to Greenville and everywhere in between. Not surprisingly, most of our dancers come from Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Cary, Raleigh, and Charlotte. However, we continue to welcome more and more dancers from further away, making the trip from Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and beyond.

See the full list of cities

North Carolina

In our home state of North Carolina, we have dancers from Advance, Asheville, Burlington, Cary, Charlotte, Clemmons, Durham, Elon, Gibsonville, Greensboro, Greenville, Henderson, Hickory, High Point, Holly Springs, King, Mooresville, Pinehurst, Raleigh, Summerfield, and Winston-Salem.

South Carolina & Georgia

We’ve had South Carolina dancers from Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Lexington, and Simpsonville create their images with us. Dancers from Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, have also made the trip.

Virginia

We have retreat alumni from across Virginia, including Fredericksburg, Lexington, Manassas, Radford, Richmond, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg.

And Across the Country

Some of our dancers make an even longer trip, coming in from Boise, Idaho; Denver, Colorado; Indianapolis, Indiana; Montgomery, Alabama; New York City; Oklahoma City; Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Sarasota, Florida; and Seattle, Washington.

See the full list of studios

I am incredibly grateful and proud to have worked with dancers from so many companies, studios, and schools across the United States. Thank you all for your trust and for sharing your art.

North Carolina Dance Studios

Charlotte and Western NC

Academy of Dance and Fine ArtsAnn Freeman Dance Academy
Asheville BalletCharlotte Ballet
Charlotte Ballet AcademyCharlotte City Ballet
Dance Productions the RemixHickory Ballet and Performing Arts
UNC Charlotte DanceLet’s Add Your Studio!

Greensboro and Central NC

Advance DanceArtistic Motion
Burlington Dance CenterCentre Stage on Main
Daliana DanceDance Center of Greensboro
Dance ProjectDance Perfections Art Company
Edge Performing ArtsElon University Dance
Greensboro BalletGreensboro Dance Theater
Greensboro Performing ArtsIn Motion Dance
Southeast School of DanceTriad International Ballet
UNC Greensboro DanceUNC School of the Arts
UNCSA Preparatory DanceWeaver Academy

Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and Eastern NC

Ballet ArtsBarriskill Dance
CC & Co. Dance ComplexCary Ballet Conservatory
Dancers WorkshopEastern Carolina University Dance
Gary Taylor DanceInternational Ballet Academy
North Carolina Dance InstitutePirouette Dance
Raleigh Dance TheaterRaleigh School of Ballet
School of Carolina BalletLet’s Add Your Studio Here!

South Carolina & Georgia

CCJ ConservatoryColumbia Classical Ballet
Cornerstone BalletElysium Aerial Fitness
Fiona Faerrie BalletPalmetto City Ballet
Palmetto City Ballet SchoolPalmetto Conservatory of Dance
Savannah Ballet TheaterSouth Carolina Dance Company
South Carolina Governor’s SchoolThe Stage Dance School

Virginia

CM DanceFredericksburg Ballet Centre
Institute for Dance / Movement BalletRadford University
Richmond BalletThe Rockbridge Ballet
Virginia Beach Ballet AcademyVirginia National Ballet

Across the United States

Alabama River Region BalletBallet Idaho
Butler BalletInstitute for American Musical Theater
Marymount Manhattan CollegeOklahoma City University
Pace UniversityPacific Northwest Ballet
Philadelphia BalletPoint Park Univsersity
Sarasota BalletWest Pointe Ballet
Wounderbound BalletYou Belong Here!

You can click on the map above to see all the studios and cities represented at our studio.

What are Parents saying?

“You really do produce so much more than the photographs seen online. We are grateful you are part of my dancer’s journey. When I see those photos… I can feel her heart. You have a gift for capturing her essence.”
– Jennifer

“Andrew made my daughter feel comfortable and empowered every step of the way.”
-Barbara

He worked with my dancer on her thoughts and the creative process she wanted. The photos are absolutely gorgeous!.”
– Emily

“He listened to what my daughter wanted and then adjusted to achieve what she was looking for.”
-Kathleen

He understands dance technique and is committed to creating work that both he and the dancer are proud to share.”
-Laura

“I appreciate your direct and honest feedback – it was needed to get the caliber of photos you captured..”
-Marlo

“He really collaborated with her and captured truly inspired images that reflected her personality.”
-Heidi

” We left feeling positive and confident about the future.”
-Tonia

The shoot was completely focused on her and Andrew worked with her to create the outcome that she wanted as a dancer..”
– Jameka

“The way you treated my dancer showed compassion, knowledge and understanding.”
-Lisa

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Creative Partnerships that Benefit Our Dancers

Conservatory Ballerina in Blue Polka Dot Tutu
Editorial styling in a black and white ribbon tutu from Tutu.Com.
Editorial styling with Shaina W. of Charlotte Ballet in a black and white ribbon tutu from Tutu.Com.
Contemporary Ballet Photography stylings in an Esmerelda Midnight Tutu from Tutu.Com. Sassy post and fierce look with a mane of red hair.
UNCSA HS Student in an Esmerelda Midnight Tutu from Tutu.Com. Sassy post and fierce look with a mane of red hair.

Because we make you look good, we make the dancewear look good. We now have creative partnerships with two dancewear companies and more in the works. These creative partnerships benefit our dancers in multiple ways.

  • Expanded selection of dancewear and tutus for your use.
  • Periodic product photoshoots for full-day retreat alumni.
  • Opportunities to meet the company owners and expand your network.
  • Use of your images in their advertising, further enhancing your visibility in the dance world.

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Our Creative Process

Creativity is not a one-size-fits-all process. Your creative framework will vary based on your age and your style of dance, such as contemporary dance, commercial dance, or classical ballet. We can work through improvisation, inspiration ideas, or any method that works for you. I will work within your preferred process to help hone your ideas to reflect your unique point of view. My goal for you is to release your creativity and succeed spectacularly.

Respect. Support. Time. Dedication.

Creating a meaningful image is about respecting and nurturing the dancer’s artistic voice, supporting them through their creative process, having time to make adjustments and explore variations, and having a photographer dedicated to your success who can light the scene, get the shot, and will always believe in you.

Breaking it Down

Respect.

You are an artist. It is your art, and you are the primary artist in my studio. Your authenticity, inspiration, and emotion are the essence that brings a photograph to life. I respect the vulnerability involved in dancing for the camera. Experiment with new looks and ideas, knowing that images that don’t meet your artistic standards will NEVER be seen by anyone else. When we get the shot, it is something you created, not just something you did.

Support.

A supportive and safe environment is critical to honing your artistic voice. We will move in the direction you choose. If you need help, I am right beside you to make suggestions. The #1 thing a dancer says after we make a first mark or pick something out of improvisation is, “I don’t love those arms for me.” I’ll help you workshop arms that express what you want to say.

Time.

Having the time to explore something new or view it differently is integral to creativity. Ever have the experience of feeling like you were so close to getting something the way you wanted it (or your teacher wanted it), and you ran out of time? We do everything possible to make sure that never happens here! Enjoy the artistic freedom of not worrying about running out of time.

Dedication.

I am a certified master photographer trained in dance photography who is fully dedicated to your success. Dancing for the camera is a challenge, and I’ll help you make the necessary adjustments. I’ll be there with ideas, corrections, and alternative variations to help you realize your artistic vision. Together, we will create stunning photography of your art.