Photos by: Zoe Litaker, zo after dark (dancer model Elizabeth Hernly), Amber Wheeler, Stacey Barnhouse Wright (model Anna E Sikes), Marcstudio1761 (dancers @lexi.dancingonsugar &  @liv.k_official), Amanda Tipton(dancer @thatsveze_)

 2023 Pas de Deux Dance Photography Conference

The 2023 Conference is being held Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23.  It will take place in downtown Chicago at the Michigan Avenue Hilton (720 S Michigan Avenue).

Registration is open.  Applications for dancers, volunteers and speakers are also open.  Early registration rates are good until October 15.

We are excited to share the city with all of you.  Our location allows us urban looks as well as the lakefront and premiere Chicago parks as well as skyline shots.

Read More Here.

Get Involved

The 2022 Conference was a celebration of dance photography.  Watch our video to see it all in action!

2022 PAS DE DEUX CONFERENCE 

"If you are a dance photographer you HAVE to be at this convention! So much to learn, so many photographers to network with and a perfect way to build your portfolio!"

"From the day I first contacted Beth with questions about the conference, I felt that I was welcome and that something about this conference was going to be different."

"If you are in the dance photography world you can not afford to miss this conference. It is jammed packed with the industry's leaders in photography, gear, and knowledge."

"Cannot recommend this conference enough. Whether you're an experienced professional, hobbyist, or anywhere in between, there's something for you here. Great variety of speakers and hands-on experiences. Overall 10/10 would go again."

What photographers have to say

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Webinars

Join us July 20 at 12 noon EST / 9 am PST for a webinar "Express Beyond Shapes" with Jingzi Zhao

Dance is more than a sequence of movements: It's an expression. It communicates ideas, emotions, and stories through movement.  That's how I like to approach dance photography.  How to provide dancers meaningful context to improvise, and how to use lighting techniques to add drama and space for interpretation are the areas that I have been working on and want to share with others.  

Jingzi Zhao started her dance photography work in Buenos Aires, Argentina and continued through her work with Oregon Ballet Theater after she returned to the States.  Her dance photography has been featured in gallery exhibitions and acquisitions in Portland and Seattle.  She is a first-place category winner and two-time grand prize finalist of Pas De Deux Dance Photography Contests.  She is also a proud recipient of multiple project grants by Regional Arts and Cultural Council. 

Grand Prize Winner

Jennifer Curry Wingrove

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Susan Gietka

Hammonton, NJ

@susangrace_dancers

 On Location &
Portrait Winner

Teen Portrait

Greensboro, NC
@abowenstudios

Andrew Bowen

Fine Art Winner

Brad Winegar

Studio Portrait Winner

Jingzi Zhao

Portland, OR
@jingziphotography

Preteen & Children
Portrait

Melina McGrew

Brooklyn, NY
@Melinanastazia

Performance Portrait
Winner

Scott Serio

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A big thanks to our competition sponsors!

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