The best investment in your

career is proper education.

Advice from an expert


Listen to Michell speak about her years of experience and successful portrait studio during a recent interview on The Portrait System Podcast.

She goes in-depth with her knowledge of dance portraits and why she says

” Photography is her Lifestyle.” 

Michell Santelik Dance Photography

For the Love of Dance

Dance photography is a highley technical genre. From ballet to contemporary, dancers put in years of practice to execuite moves properly. 

As a dance photographer you are expected to know the proper ways of saftey, lighting, and what is technially correct. 

All of which I can teach you.

One on one mentorship

In dance the say ” Begin in First.”  The same is true for photography and having a mentor to guide you may mean the difference between success and failure.

Mentorship with Michell, Master accredited photographer, is dependent upon her availability.  She gives each person all of her attention

Mentor sessions vary from Two hour zoom sessions to studio take-overs for hands on guidence.

By reaching out you will be placed on our contact list. 

Portrait Masters Bronze
Portrait Masters Bronze
Portrait Masters Bronze
Michell Santelik Dance photography duo
Michell Santelik Dance photography duo
Michell Santelik photographer

In person workshops

This year we hope to bring back our in-person workshops! Summer 2022 dates TBA

Small attendee numbers means saftey for everyone and more hands on time to photograph my studio dance models. What a better way to build your portfolio.

Over the course of a weekend we will cover

  • Dancer Saftey
  • Lighting for the mood
  • Building connection with the dancer
  • Directing for story and movement
  • Proper dance poses
  • Poses to get started
Michell Santelik Modern Photography Beauty


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Crown Point, IN 46307


(219) 663-9792


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