Welcome to Dance Portfolios
home to Australian Dancers ™
A dancer’s journey needs to be recorded before it’s gone forever!
High quality images celebrate the beauty of Dance as an art form in a timeless fashion. We create Individual dance portfolios, audition shots and fine art prints that celebrate the art of dance for dancers of all ages, from the student to the professional.
Our photographs are adored by dancers dance teachers as well as dance mums and dance schools. They appear regularly in publications, promotions, and in marketing.
Your photographers are husband and wife team Kimene and Peter.
Kimene is a fully accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). The quality of her work is recognised and awarded both nationally and internationally.
Kimene was trained in classical ballet and other styles of dance from the age of three under the tutelage of Martin Rubinstein OAM FRAD, Kathleen Gotham OBE, and Margot Fonteyn de Aria DBE.
Kimene’s passion for dance photography honours her former dedication to, and continuing love of, dance. Kimene is also certified in (psychotherapeutic) Dance/Movement Therapy, following 12 months extensive training at the International Dance Therapy Institute of Australia (www.idtia.org.au).
Peter is a professional photographer, photography lecturer, published writer and accomplished musician. His specialty is B&W portrait photography which provides the perfect complement to dancers’ portfolios.
A photographic session with Kimene and Peter is done in a fully equipped studio — a warm, relaxed, friendly environment. It includes professional makeup artists, costumes, costume designers, and movement facilitation.
Any future booking enquires please email firstname.lastname@example.org
In the spirit of reconcilliation, Dance Portfolios respectfully acknowledges the Tul-gi-gin people and pays respects to the traditional owners of this land — Elders past, present and emerging.
INTERNATIONAL BOOK AND MAGAZINE PUBLICATIONS
2014 ' Kelsey - International Masters of Photography - USA
2013 'Jessica' - Masters of Photography - USA
2012 ' Naomi' internationally published - GERMANY
2012 'Lauren' Internationally published - USA
2012 'Naomi' Internationally published - USA
2011 'Hannah' Internationally published - USA
2011 'Shira' Internationally published - NEW YORK
2011 'Kim' Internationally published - NEW YORK
2013 'Amelia' - Dance Australia Magazine (AUS)
2013 'Jessica' - Dance Australia Magazine (AUS
2012 'Shira' - Shimmy Magazine (ARIZONA US)
2011 'Megan' (Moulin Rouge dancer: Paris)
2010 'Bryoni' Dance Ed Magazine (AUS & NZ)
2011 'Jarrod' 'Photography Monthly Magazine (UK)
2011 Editorial 'Erin' Getit' magazine (AUSTRALIA)
2012 'Madi' featured - Dance Australia Magazine (AUS)
2011 'Tracey' World Wide photography Awards YORK UK
2010 'Morgan' Cover shot - DanceEd Magazine (AUS & NZ)
2010 'Nina' Cover shot - Photography Monthly Magazine (UK)
2010 Promotional poster Queensland National Ballet Company (AUS)
2010 'Madison' Cover shot - Strictly Dance: Performance program (AUS)
2011 The J Theatre, Presented by the Noosa Long Weekend (AUS)
2011 'Madison' 'Little Achievers' Image editorial -Dance Ed Magazine (AUS & NZ)
2011 Promotional Images 'Romeo & Juliet' Queensland National Ballet (AUS)
2010 'Isobel' Cover shot - Cecchetti Australia: Stage Whispers magazine (AUS)
EXHIBITIONS FEATURING DANCERS PHOTOGRAPHED WITH DANCE PORTFOLIOS
2012 The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards - 'SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND' Biennial Of Fine Art And Documentary Photography Exhibition, Argentina, Jan 19th 2012 - Feb 15th
2012 Exhibited Work and auction for 'Save The Children Fund - Museum Of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires
2012 Exhibition: Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts, Las Vegas
2011 Invitation: Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts, Las Vegas
2011 Exhibition: The Da Vinci Art Aliance - South Philadelphia Following a prestigious award with the World Wide Photography Gala Awards
2012 Kimene was invited to exhibit her work in Argentina ( QLD National Ballet) - The auction of works was a success and all money raised went to this very worthy cause FLENI.
We are proud sponsors of 'Save the Children Foundation for the Comprehensive Treatment of Children with Neurological Diseases'
( FLENI). www.fleni.org.ar/
Gold Award: Peoples Choice: PX3 PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE: PARIS - 2012
Silver Award: Peoples Choice: PX3 PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE: PARIS - 2012
Bronze Award: Overall Performing Arts: PX3 PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE: PARIS - 2012
Finalist 3rd edition JM Cameron Award for Women Photographers - 2012
Honourable Mention: World Wide Photography Gala Awards - 3rd edition Portrait & People 2012
Honourable Mention: World Wide Photography Gala Awards - Portfolio Section - 2012
Bronze Award: International Loupe Awards - Illustrative - 2011
Honourable Mention: World Wide Photography Gala Awards - 2011
1st Place - Photo Awards: Black & White Exhibition Photo Awards - 2011
Invitation to Exhibit - World Wide Photography Gala Awards - Argentina 2011
Peoples Choice Award - 'The Artistic Circle' Healing Art Theme Book 2011
Silver Award: Invitation to Exhibit Las Vegas 2011
Silver Award - Better Photography Magazine Photograph of the Year Awards' 2011
Black & White Spider Awards : Awarded in Recognition of Exceptional Achievement in the 7th Annual Black & White Spider Awards 2012.
Bronze Awards: Better Photography Magazine - 2011
Photograph of the Year Award 2010 Top 50 worldwide - International Aperture Awards - 2010
Silver Award International Aperture Awards - 2009
Bronze Award International Aperture Awards - 2009
Award of Excellence' Queensland Summer Photographic Festival 2009
Silver Award - Better Photography Magazine Photograph of the Year Awards
Bronze Awards: Portrait and People (Dance photography) 2009
Silver Award: Better Photography Magazine Photograph of the Year Awards - Portrait and People 2008
First Place Prize Winner for 'Flight' By Momentum: Images of Dance; The Connecticut Valley Regional Ballet Co, Inc - 2012
Second Place Prize Winner for ' Morgan' By Momentum: Images of Dance; The Connecticut Valley Regional Ballet Co, Inc - 2012
Third Place Prize Winner for 'Sway By Momentum: Images of Dance: The Connecticut Valley Regional Ballet Co, Inc - 2012
"Kimene & Peter just couldn't let another day go by without thanking you for inviting Kelsey and I into your home to meet you both (and your family) and share in such a magical experience. What an honour! Kelsey was positively glowing when we got home - you'll have a reputation of being the place to go when you want to feel good about yourself " Colleen.
"Kimene, how wonderful it was to shoot with you...such an amazing artist...your kind and gentle spirit and amazing eye for capturing beauty made me feel and look incredible" Jessica Smith - Dr of Visual Arts -Naidoc Youth of the Year 2010.
"I did not expect the quality and detail you put in for us. This is something that I dreamed of...thank you for putting such effort into the tiny details you are truly amazing" Tina Sparks Teacher, performer, adjudicator and creator of 'Standout Cosmetics (Choose Cruelty free).
"... Your background in dance brings out the best in these dancers! V+++" Richard Calmes Renowned American Dance Photographer and Author.
"I think this is some of the most breathtaking dance photography I have ever seen, I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your absolutely awe inspiring work". Photographer Willie Daniels