I'm Jean Celeste, a dance photographer in the Los Angeles area. I work with a variety of dancers, dance companies, and fitness professionals to create beautiful photos that capture each client's unique beauty, talent, and essence. As a former professional ballerina in New York, who then had a career as a fashion model in Milan and Paris, I bring a rare experience and perspective to every photo shoot. I had the privilege of working with legends...first of the dance world, and then in fashion photography. I am currently also a ballet teacher and YAGP coach, so that side of me is constantly focused on making sure every dancer I photograph has perfect lines and technique. In short, I have you covered!
My photography has been featured by Dance Magazine, as well as Pointe Magazine. I have photographed dancers from a variety of professional companies including American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Pacific Festival Ballet, and the Cincinnati Ballet.
From the streets of Hollywood to the beaches and mountains of Malibu, there are countless breathtaking locations in this area. Studio shots are also fun and creative, and extremely valuable in that they allow even more focus on the dancer and dancewear in a completely controlled environment.
My clients include the Pacific Festival Ballet and California Dance Theatre, who have used my photographs for marketing, both online and in magazine ads. My photographs have helped clients get hired by ballet companies and major dancewear catalogues. In addition, my work has helped dancers book both national commercials and feature films.
As you can tell, I am passionate about dance photography. I seek to capture that once-in-a-lifetime moment that you will cherish...and that will get you work. I love dance, I love dancers, I love to have fun, and I love to capture photographs that will bring you joy forever.