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2018/2019 Ballet Intensive Audition and Dance Portfolio Sessions are Now Available for Booking! | Minneapolis, St. Paul, Twin Cities Minnesota | Dance Photographer

Dancers!  It’s that time of year again…well, it’s actually summer, but dance intensive season will be here before you know it, and I am offering dance portfolio sessions again!  I am specially qualified to take ballet intensive audition portraits because I am very well-versed in ballet technique, am aware of each program’s requirements, and can guide you through the session to get the best you are capable of doing.  I know exactly what each program is looking for technique wise, and have spent years working with all sorts of dancers, from all styles of ballet, achieve their best results!  These sessions are always a blast and I cannot wait to do them again.  I will have 2 sessions to choose from again this year.  One will be a basic session, and again I will offer a deluxe session.  Details for each session will be:


BASIC – $250

A 15-20 minute session

2-3 Required Dance Poses

Head Shot with Retouching

5-8 Digital Files in Total with a Print Release Included


DELUXE – $525

A 45 Minute Session

Required Dance Photos

Head Shot with Retouching

As many dance poses we can fit in after all required photos!

15+ Digital Files with a Print Release Included


The pricing is per dancer, and cannot be used for more than one dancer at a time. These sessions will take place December 27, 28, and January 2nd.  They sell out every single year, so don’t wait to secure your spot.

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Emily Charais is a professional portrait artist available for booking worldwide, but based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota. She specializes in organic and relaxed Family and senior portraits. She also brings decades of ballet technique knowledge to her dance sessions, making her a unique asset to the Minneapolis dance community.

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