She danced; now her camera captures the magic

Photo: Ben Kerns
Photo: Ben Kerns

It’s amazing what work can await you when you choose a specialty — and one that you are passionate about. Who knew that a booming business could be found in Dance Photography?

Angela Sterling was a dancer but when she ruptured two discs in 1996, it caused her to re-examine her future.

She thought, “What else can I do?’ I went through my (publicity) photographs and only three were reasonable. I told the marketing director of the company, ‘There has to be someone who can do it better.’ ”

She decided to be that someone.

She thought, “I am a dancer and I know what looks good. No more pictures of dancers in terrible positions.

Angela is an amazing photographer with a wonderful career.

She’s published a Nutcracker coffee table book, done work for dancewear retailers, like Vala Dancewear and Class Act Tutu, and ballet companies, like the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and travels the world.

Enjoy some of her work below.

Read more about her inspiring story.

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