ABOUT THE ARTIST

I've been photographing performing artists for 24 years. I started my career as a dancer myself with the Pennsylvania Ballet in 1976.

My passion is capturing movement and celebrating the dancer's form through signature images with black and white photography. I have a great love of photographing children.

Using my personal knowledge of dance to assist the performers in photographing them I've transformed the usual into something memorable and beautiful.

I feel I have endless energy and patience which allows me the ability to make every client totally at ease and comfortable.

Through my experience and unbridled passion for the arts I'm able to design interesting lines and forms with the human body.


"It has been our pleasure to work with Debbie for over 12 years. She has helped the Rock School for Dance Education by capturing hallmark images that have identified the School and have been emulated by many. Debbie's dedication, professionalism, and above all, talent, have made her an invaluable collaborator with the Rock School."   Bo Spassoff, President & Director

- Stephanie Spassoff,
Director

 

The extraordinary excitement created by the photos of Deborah Boardman brings dance alive, and working with her is an additional bonus.  As a former dancer she knows how to photograph the beauty, strength and lines of the dancers' body.

- Joan Myers-Brown,
Artistic Director of Philadanco

 

“As an owner of a ballet studio and the artistic director of Dance Theatre of Pennsylvania, it has been my great pleasure to have a world class photographer represent my dancers in her amazing images. Deborah's work is an essential vehicle for the serious student and professional who wishes to have their audition photo noticed. Likewise, I have benefited greatly by the use of her excellent photos for public relations purposes. Deborah's use of contrast, composition and her highly apparent artistic sense and keen eye, combined with her own personal experience in professional dance, make her the sensible choice as the dancer's photographer.”

- Marilyn Budzynski
Artistic Director, Dance Theatre of Pennsylvania

 

" Deborah Boardman's work is magnificent. As a former professional dancer, she brings a thorough visual and muscular knowledge of dance technique to the photography studio. Equally at home with professionals, pre-professionals and children, Ms. Boardman is able to capture a point of view that is sharp and artistic, at once practical and beautiful."

- Lisa Collins Vidnovic
Artistic Director

 

“Debbie's vast experience and understanding of dance has been invaluable to us in creating a catalog to which dancers can relate.  She is able to setup beautiful shots which are technically correct from both the dance and photography perspective.  The result is high quality generated out of a photo shoot which is always fun and easy for everyone involved!”

- Mark Y. Sussman,
President Dance Distributors