Photography for Dance Schools

You bring the moves. We’ll bring the lights.

There are few people we leave our studio for, but dancers and dance moms? Absolutely!

Our favorite schools skip the recital rush by booking us a year in advance.  As they prepare poses, we notice they consider their dancer’s style and abilities for individual and group poses. 

Best part of working with hundreds of dancers? Getting a sneak peek when they order costumes. This gives us time to decide on a background that will enhance the mood and style of their dance. 

Michell Santelik Dance Photographer
Michell Santelik Dance Photographer

Recital / Troupe

Recital season is the happiest time of the year. We offer portrait packages for all keepsake and gifting needs.

Michell is an accrediated Portrait Master and treats dance portraiture as Art; not sports. With attention to deatil and beautiful technique, she wraps the dancer in light to make her/him shine.  

Dance schools and parents can be assured Michell will only deliver the best possilbe portrait each and every year.  



Dance School Photography

Get Group-Inspired

Looking for dance poses or group shots? Check out Michell’s latest work on Instgram.

Michell Santelik Dance Photographer

Professional portraits for your business.

Michell believes everyone should  be in the spotlight looking as confident and joyful as they are in person; she cares about your professional image as well. Studio owners and instructors are photographed beautifully to bring a cohesive look to your studio’s brand. 


Dance School Photography

What Our Clients Are Saying

After working with Michell, our photos are always of the highest quality and it is obvious her attention to detail.  

It is always a joy to work with Michell.  She is so positive and patient with our dancers, parents, faculty and staff.  Her love of photography is evident in her work.

Jennifer S.

Origins Dance Academy

Before I started working with Michell, my pictures were pretty, but not breathtaking. I decided to work with her on my yoga portfolio, and the pictures turned out incredible! It was hard to choose just five but all of my friends asked, “who is your photographer, she captured the best version of you!”

Kristin T.

Yoga Instructor

Michell has done our pictures at Patti’s All-American for the last 15 years. She’s a super-woman! She takes the pictures, provides quality service, and my customers love her. I’ve seen her grown in her business as she shines as a business owner and entrepreneur. I highly recommend her!

Patti K.

Creating Happiness for 50 Years – Patti's All American Gymnastics

As a retired photographer, I am extremely selectie when choosing someone to photograph my dance students.
Michell is amazing and my parents cannot wait for this year’s recital photos!
Her quality and craftsmanship are top notch. She captures each subject in their best light.
I Highly recommend Michell Santelik Photographer!
Deanna G

Owner/Director, Mirror Image Dance Academy Valparaiso, IN

Michell has a creative mind that is much bigger than any photographer I have met. 
You can see the gleam in her eye when she has a vision or thought, and it makes for an exciting shoot!  
Renn A.

Cincinnati Bengals Cheerleader

Michell photographs 500 of my dancers twice a year, and they absolutely love her!
She’s patient and careful of their feelings and individuality, which comforts both parents and children on photo day.

Robin A.

Gymanstics & Dance School

The Look You Crave

Michell Santelik Dance portrait

Individual, Studio Shots

Looking for an outfit change or professional hair and makeup for your dancer? We capture professional dancers, instructors, and students in our studio too. 

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107 N. Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307


(219) 663-9792


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