Dance Photography NYC

by Taylor Hooper

A brief interview about her Dance Shoot.

Amanda Castro is currently one of seven company members of Urban Bush Women based in New York. She’s just returned from UBW’s Summer Leadership Institute based in New Orleans and is getting ready for their 30th Year Anniversary National Tour beginning this Fall. This summer, She also choreographed American Dance Awards National Dancer of the Year Opening Number in Boston.
Taylor: “How are you going to be using your new Headshots”
Amanda: “I am looking to dive in commercially building my first website with the photographs from my shoot! My action shots have been used as promos for when I go teach & choreograph.”
Taylor: “Tell me about yourself as a performer”
Amanda: “Passionate in both Commercial and Theatre Dance, my mission is to continue to hone in on the skills and techniques of both worlds, not separately but as an integral study to better myself as a performer, teacher and choreographer. I have received my BFA in Choreography from California Institute for the Arts. Since graduation in 2013, I have been performing, choreographingand teaching around the United States.”
Taylor: “How did you feel the shoot went? Did you have fun?”
Amanda: “The shoot was amazing! It was great to have someone like you Taylor as my first photographer. You gave me time to relax and shake off my nerves! Most importantly, working with you made me realize how important it is to have high-quality photographs as a working artist, and how much plain fun it can be taking photos with someone who is just as passionate with their craft as I am with mine.”