Dance Photography

Dance is a celebration of the human body, its strength, and its beauty.

The art form is also a universal language that allows us to communicate using our most primitive expressions and senses. When speaking through movement, we shed our external differences and relate to one another as human beings. Nothing more and nothing less. In this naked state, dance makers can tell many a heartfelt story, connect with each other, and touch, delight, and inspire an audience.

As a dance photographer, I seek to capture not just the dynamism of dance but also the human connections, emotions, and experiences that are the essence of dance. I focus on live performances, where these expressions are at their rawest and most candid.


I am a former dance photographer for the Stanford News, Stanford Lively Arts, and Stanford Dance Division. I worked with five dance faculty members at Stanford University and San Francisco Ballet, and have covered a wide variety of dance forms including ballet, modern, contemporary, vintage, social dance, and theatre.

Check out my Dance at Stanford University page for a sample of my earlier work.

Paul Lightfoot and Sol León in “Softly, As I Leave You”
Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
Photography by Jason Chuang

New York

New York City has some of the world’s finest dance makers. Even though I have not photographed in seven years, I picked up my camera recently for a few events because they are simply too amazing to miss.

Check out my Summer in New York City and New York Moves pages.

Savannah Spratt and Mark Willis in “The Exiles” at Bryant Park Presents
Choreography by José Limón
Photography by Jason Chuang

SynthesisDANCE presenting “What We May Become” at New York Moves
Choreography by Tracie Stanfield
Photography by Jason Chuang

Dance Festivals

I also brought my camera to various dance festivals.

“Česká Beseda” in Pilsen, Czech Republic
Prague Vintage Dance Week
Photography by Jason Chuang