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Charlotte Dance Photography

Andrew Bowen Studios

The Creative Home for Movement Artists

Learn why the home for Charlotte Dance Photography is in Greensboro, NC.

It is time to create scroll-stopping artistic dance photography, portfolio images that get you noticed, and audition photos of your absolute best lines. Andrew Bowen Studios is the creative home for movement artists.


Collaboration is the core value that drives the studio. Listening to, respecting, and challenging each other as peers make us both better artists. The resulting dance photography experience nurtures your artistic voice and enhances awareness of your personal creativity in a supportive environment.


I respect your artistry and appreciate the vulnerability and trust required to create in front of the camera. You always get the last word on aesthetics and form. My studio is a safe space for you to try something that you’ve always wanted to do. My commitment to you is that only images that you approve of ever leave the studio. If you don’t love it, it is a dead photo. Share your vision, and let’s bring it to life!

Mix it up! Want to do some classical ballet, contemporary dance, and maybe even a little yoga-inspired floor work? Absolutely! My studio is your creative playground.


Let your creativity flow! I thrive in the realm of “What if?” The lighting is part of that artistic story, and I’ll craft the light to accentuate your form and set the mood that you want to convey. Improvisation is a key dynamic during your photoshoot. We often start with one idea and then change things until we end up at something that truly speaks to your artistry.

Contemporary Dance or Classical Ballet (or both), we can create so much more than a photo… We can create art.


Dance Photography is what I do. Your dance is not a submenu, a side hustle, or a one-off. Creating photography of your artistry is the whole reason for my studio.

Every dancer has a unique story to tell that is years and decades in the making. I invite you to come, share your story, and create the photography that celebrates the artist you have become and provides a preview of the artist you are becoming.


Empowering dancers through collaborative artistry.



“Andrew Bowen is amazing to work with, from his pre-shoot consultations to the beautiful final products. His studio is well-equipped, and he has everything from Gatorade to hairpins… He is a true collaborator who understands dance technique and is committed to creating work that both he and the dancer are proud to share. He is a great photographer, but he is more than that. He is truly an artist who brings creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to sessions. I’m very thankful my daughter had the opportunity to work with him, and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a fabulous dance photographer.” — Laura R.

“Andrew Bowen is the real deal! We never imagined there would be a professional photographer with the skills to make dancers’ visions come to life right here in Greensboro until we met Andrew. Every step (the pre-planning and exchange of ideas – tour of the studio space – the creative process) were all done with the comfort and input of the dancer as the priority. It all shows in the photographs and we couldn’t be more happy with the results!” — Noelle B.

“I would highly recommend booking an artistic collaboration with Andrew Bowen! The session started with a virtual tour of Andrew’s studio to ensure we would be comfortable walking in. We brainstormed a few ideas and packed a bag for a day-long studio session. During the day, my daughter was a co-creator in the photos. As a girl-dad, one of Andrew’s talents is coaching girls to speak up and be a part of the artistic process. We never felt rushed, pressured, or stressed.” — Cyndee W.

Indoor Studio Photography

The indoor photography studio allows us to fully craft the light anyway we want and provides a clean space to create and keep the focus on your form. With nearly 1000 sqft of shooting space, 12-foot ceilings, and over a dozen light heads, there is little we can’t create in this space. The high ceilings provide ample space for jumps and even some lifts.

Most of my dance clients desire the controlled lighting, soft floors, and endless possibilities afforded by indoor studio photography. The uncluttered backgrounds keep the focus on your shape and the fine control of the lighting allows me to shape the image in fine detail.

Outdoor Studio Photography

I use the phrase “Outdoor Studio Photography” very specifically. Even when shooting outside, we use strobes to accent the light mother nature has provided, when necessary. A similar approach to light is applied outdoors, to best show your form and create the mood you are looking for.

The outdoor photography studio encompasses over two acres. The back acre is wooded with a stage, shack, custom mural by Jesca Jaymes (a local artist), swing, fence, bridge, and custom ironwork. The front acre has lawns, pine straw, brick paths, hardscaping, and plenty of textured spaces. While some dance clients utilize this space for outdoor dance photography, it gets more use with my high school senior photography and some professional headshots.