Call for Dancers & Aerialists!

Photo Book Project with Michelle Reid

April 24 & 25, 2021

Eleven Willow Studio


Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

About the Project

True to the name, Satellite Dance is influenced by our world. From this influence, we create dance. When we couldn't perform indoors in 2020, we adapted our creative process and produced a film based on our relationship with nature. In 2021, as our world continues to evolve at an uncertain speed with an uncertain direction, Satellite Dance is challenging dancers to pause and reflect with words and movement. How have your bodies, minds, movements, and creative process changed in the past year?


We invite you to share your moment, your experience with us, and with others. Dancers have a unique perspective to use their bodies to translate what humans feel at any given moment. Photography does just that - captures a feeling in a moment. Our book will feature your words and movement. Our book will capture a tumultuous and sometimes beautiful moment in time we will never forget.



Use the link below to tell us about your experience as a dancer during this moment in time. Satellite Dance will review submissions, and if selected, will contact you no later than April 7 to coordinate your portrait appointment on April 24 or April 25. The photoshoot and associated production will follow COVID-19 safety protocols.


For your participation, you'll receive a free digital download of your portrait and an opportunity to book additional photoshoot time with Ms. Reid.

Photographer Statement

I'm a dancer who discovered her love for photography in 2013. After purchasing my first camera at the end of college, I photographed people for pure enjoyment. I had zero intentions of making a career out of photography. It wasn’t until after graduating from The Ohio State University with a BFA in dance; I decided to move to Chicago to pursue dance. As I made myself comfortable in the city, I continued photographing for fun. I eventually started finding work as a photographer for companies, providing them with beautiful imagery and marketing material. My work has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, LA Splash, CS Magazine, and Dance Magazine. My clients include numerous dance companies in the city and Epic Burger, Grub Hub, and Waterloo. Although most of my work focuses on dance and movement, I’m always interested in photographing different people, things, and settings.


- Michelle Reid

Photographer, Dancer, and Aerialist

Follow and support her work here.

Special Note: Satellite Dance is an adaptive dance company - we work with Every. Body. We share diverse perspectives with care. We support the LBGTQIA+, BLM, BIPOC, and AAPI communities and all equitable society initiatives.


Land Acknowledgement: Cherokee, Shawankwaki/Shawnee, and Yuchi land ( Satellite Dance donates a portion of its performance budgets to the Native Governance Center.

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