128 South Audio Production

Hand-crafted Audio Work
Saint Petersburg FL US

Academy of Ballet Arts – St Petersburg Ballet Company

2914 1st Avenue North
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

Akiko Kotani

Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association

Saint Petersburg 33731 FL US

Alan Venable

Writer For Hire
Saint Petersburg FL US

Alex McKnight, Photographer

AM Photo, Inc. & Archiva Images
FL US

Alison Curtis

Saint Petersburg FL US

Alli Arnold

Saint Petersburg FL US

Alvarez Photo

150 22nd Street South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Alyssa Marie Gallery

Wildlife and Landscapes
300 Beach Drive Northeast
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Amandine Drouet

Saint Petersburg FL US

Amber DiPietra

Transformative art experiences. Empowering disabled artists.

American Stage Theater Company

163 3rd Street North
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Ana Maria Vasquez

Saint Petersburg FL US

Angela Bond

Saint Petersburg FL US

Anna Broshears

515 22nd Street South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

April Hartley

Saint Petersburg FL US

Ari Robinson

Collage Artist
Saint Petersburg Saint Petersburg RU

Art by Anna Ayres

Saint Petersburg FL US

Art For Art

2734 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

ARTicles ~ Leslie Curran Gallery

1431 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33705 FL US

ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing

1445 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33705 FL US

ArtLofts at Florida CraftArt

10 5th Street North
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Arts Conservatory for Teens (ACT)

1111 18th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33705 FL US

ARTS46/4

460 46th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg 33703 FL US

Artysta LuLu

Illustrator, Fine Artist, Muralist

Atelier

2380 6th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Barter Boat

Saint Petersburg FL US

Bask – Ales Bask Hostomsky

Saint Petersburg FL US

Becca McCoy

Gulfport FL US

Bella Designs Studio – Teresa Mandala

Saint Petersburg FL US

Beth Kokol

515 22nd Street South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Beth Warmath

BeW
Clearwater FL US

Bill Castleman Fine Art

Seashore paintings
Saint Petersburg FL US

Bill Kelsey

Saint Petersburg FL US

Board Silly Productions

Theatre and Workshops in a Box
3545 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

Bonnie Agan

Actor - Voice Actor
Saint Petersburg FL US

Bregladyartist

Saint Petersburg FL US

Brick Street Clay Studio

400 23rd Street South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Carol Dameron

Big Mystery Paintings, Still Lives and Collages
Saint Petersburg FL US

Carol Hess Fine Art

Saint Petersburg FL US

Carole Shelton

Works of Art in Jewelry
2412 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Carrie Jadus

Saint Petersburg FL US

Cass Womack

Production Artist, Murals, Illustration and Chalk Artist.
Tampa FL US

Catherine Woods – C Glass Studio

297 20th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33705 FL US

Cecilia Lueza

FL US

Charles Parkhill

Charlie Parker Pottery

2724 6th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Chihuly Collection

Permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly
720 Central Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Chizzy – Chad Mize

Saint Petersburg FL US

Chris Peter

Saint Petersburg FL US

Christina Lembo

Saint Petersburg FL US

Clay Center of St Petersburg

2010 1st Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Coralette Damme / The Crafty Hag

Saint Petersburg FL US

Craftsman House Gallery Cafe Pottery Studio

2955 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

Craig Alexander

Saint Petersburg FL US

Creative Clay / Good Folk Gallery

Creative Soul

2425 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

Curated Craft and Art Gallery and Classroom

Everything is handmade, or redone in our studio and classroom
Saint Petersburg FL US

CyberCraft Robots

Robot Scuptures you will Covet
2955 Central Avenue North
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

D YaeL Kelley

Fine Arts Painter

D-Gallerie

Where Art Meets Affordability
203 1st Street North
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

DAAS

info@artist-daas.com
Seminole FL US

Dalí Museum

Unparalleled collection of Salvador Dali art works
1 Dali Boulevard
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Daniel “R5” Barojas

Saint Petersburg FL US

David Calvin Furniture Studio

Custom Furniture and Accessories
2222 16th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

David Manson

composer, music contractor, trombonist, band leader, educator
Saint Petersburg FL US

Davidson Fine Art

Gallery, Custom Framing & Printing, Art Supply Store
2036 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Davidson Fine Art and Zebra Color Lab

2036 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Dazzio Art Experience

512 22nd Street South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Deanna Mathews Kilbourne

Saint Petersburg FL US

Derek Donnelly

Don Silvestri

Representational artist
222 22nd Street South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Dorothy Sabean

Saint Petersburg FL US

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

The Art of our Rich History and Vibrant Present
2240 9th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Duncan McClellan

Blown Glass Artist
2342 Emerson Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Duncan McClellan Gallery

2342 Emerson Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Elizabeth Barenis

Saint Petersburg FL US

EMIT: Adventurous Music

EMIT - adventurous music presenter
Saint Petersburg FL US

EnergyWebs™ Studio

5135 109th Way North
Saint Petersburg 33708 FL US

Eugenie Bondurant

Actor - Teacher - Voice Actor
Saint Petersburg FL US

Evan Neidich

Saint Petersburg FL US

First Night St Petersburg

Saint Petersburg FL US

Florida CraftArt

501 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Florida Holocaust Museum

Works of art, historical materials and current events
55 5th Street South
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Florida Orchestra

Saint Petersburg FL US

Florida Orchestra Musicians Association

FOMA

Florida Society of Goldsmiths

719 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Fourward Glass

611 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Frederick “Rootman” Woods

freeFall Theatre

6099 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33710 FL US

From Mayan Hands

2006 2nd Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Galleries On The Go

Brokering Art Spaces in Public Places
FL US

Geoffrey Baris

Saint Petersburg FL US

Gina Coccaro

Metal Sculpture
Saint Petersburg FL US

Glenyse Thompson Creative

Watermedia Artist
Saint Petersburg FL US

Grand Central Stained Glass & Graphics

2401 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

Graphi-ko Gallery

669 Central Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Great Explorations Children’s Museum

Learning through creativity, play and exploration
1925 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg 33704 FL US

Green Street Mosaics

Custom Glass Mosaics for the Home
Saint Petersburg FL US

 

Capturing Dance

a Photographic Exploration of Dance in St Pete

 

Capturing Dance is a project that seeks to identify the diverse dance community in St. Petersburg, and capture their work in photographs.

Dancer and choreographer Helen Hansen French paired photographers Tom Kramer and Charlotte Suarez with dancers and locations throughout St. Petersburg, to showcase the natural beauty of our city and shine a spotlight on dance artists who live, work and create in St. Pete.

This project was funded by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance through an Individual Artist Grant in 2017.

New photographs will be released regularly.
Check back for a look at more St. Pete dance ensembles. 

 Explore Dance for Gender Equality

Capturing Dance - Elizabeth Baker - photo by Charlotte Suarez Explore Elizabeth Baker

 
Explore Latin Dance and Tango

Capturing Dance - Ella Storme - photo by Tom Kramer

Explore Aerial Dance

Capturing Dance - Kellie Harmon - photo by Tom Kramer

Explore Dance Inspired by Visual Art

Padmini Durr - Capturing Dance - photo by Tom Kramer at the MFA

Explore Traditional Indian Dance

Kelly Panagiotopoulou, LD Speights - Capturing Dance Hip Hop - photo by Charlotte Suarez, mural by Chad Mize

Explore Hip Hop Dance

Sharenitsa Bulgarian Folk Dance Group - Capturing Dance - photo by Charlotte Suarez

Explore Bulgarian Folk Dance

 

About our Curator

Helen Hansen French, a native of St. Petersburg, received her BFA from The Juilliard School.

Upon graduation she was invited to join Buglisi Dance Theatre, where is she rose to principal dancer and served as rehearsal director. In addition to BDT’s annual New York City seasons she has toured nationally and internationally performing in such venues as the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Chautauqua Dance Festival, Vail International Dance Festival, Rishon LeZion International Festival in Israel and the Oriente Occidente Festival in Rovereto, Italy.  

Mrs. French has been instrumental in staging BDT’s works at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Pieve International School in Italy, North Carolina Dance Theater and colleges and universities throughout the United States.  

As a choreographer and movement maker, Mrs. French focuses on collaborations and exploring the relationship between dance and other artforms. In support of these endeavors she has been awarded a 2015, 2016 and 2017 Individual Artist Grant from the City of St. Petersburg and she was also a 2016 Creative Pinellas Artist Fellow.

Helen is deeply committed to arts education and developing the next generation of artists as well as contributing to the community in which she lives. She is a founding member of the St. Petersburg Dance Alliance, co-producer of Beacon: a performance series for St. Pete, and Interim Executive Director for Rogue Dance.

In addition to teaching dance to all ages Mrs. French is also a certified Alexander Technique teacher. She has served on the dance faculties at George Mason University, The Juilliard School, Flint Hill School (VA), the Neighborhood Playhouse (NYC), John Hopkins Middle School and St. Petersburg College.

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About our Photographers

Dance, film, and theater photographer, Tom Kramer, is known for photographs that are “dramatic, technically sharp, incisive and capable of capturing the very essence of a performer.”

As a still photographer in the film and television industries, Tom worked for CBS, Lorimar, Universal Studios and numerous independent producers.  His photographs have been widely published in newspapers, magazines, trade journals, posters and on record and CD covers.

His dance photographs are in the permanent collection of The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg and the Leepa Rattner Museum. His photographs have been used extensively by the National Dance Association and are featured in and on the covers of many books on dance. A portfolio of his dance photographs is currently on display at Leslie Curran ARTicles Gallery in St. Petersburg.

Now living in St. Petersburg, Tom continues his dance and theater photography. Recent images include Moving Current Dance Co, Beacon, USF Dance, St Petersburg Opera, HCC MainStage Theatre, freeFall Theatre, Creative Clay, Palladium Theatre and Caravan Stage.

For more on Tom’s work, visit tomkramerphoto.smugmug.com or email tkramerphoto@gmail.com.

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Charlotte Suarez is a Florida native and grew up in the small East Coast town of Ft. Pierce. She’s a fourth-generation Floridian who has always appreciated the many different kinds of beauty that exist in this state.

Charlotte graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in American and Florida Studies and a minor in Anthropology.  Photography became a bigger part of her life with the birth of her first son, when she began to take her art more seriously.

Charlotte has been creating professional portraits of people, places and things since 2012. She lives in St. Petersburg with her husband, two sons and Jack Russell Terrier.   

For more on Charlotte’s work, visit charlottenacolephotography.com.