This summer I was invited to be photographer in residence at the prestigious summer dance program Springboard Danse Montréal, and I spent a week documenting the daily lives of many of the dancers. As part of my project I set up a makeshift portrait studio in one of the dance spaces and Jada was my first subject. I subsequently photographed over forty young women for this series. This turned out to be the first series of portraits of young dancers – I continued the project back in New York City. Springboard Danse Montréal is a not-for-profit contemporary dance organization that provides career development services and connects professional dancers and emerging choreographers with some of today’s leading Montréal-based and internationally renowned dance companies.
Sherrie Nickol is a New York City based photographer who studied photography at the University of Cincinnati and later at the International Center of Photography.
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