• In August 2011 Elaine has been asked to photograph the prestigious International Teachers Course for the IDS held at the Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden. Many of the leading teachers and dancers of the Royal Ballet are employed not only for this course but also the Wells weekends.
  • Elaine will be photographing at the International Cecchetti Ballet Competition in July 2011 - buy professional dance photographs from Elaine’s dance gallery at this major event.
  • Photographs may be purchased at Elaine Mayson's on line gallery
  • Follow Elaine on her weekly blog, http://elainemayson.blogspot.com/, where she writes about her work in photography and exclusive excerpts from the dance interviews she will be publishing in the future. A selection of Elaine's photo journalism work in pdf format can be viewed in the Dance Reviews section.
  • Editiorial from 'The Photographer' BIPP Journal


  • Profile

    Elaine Mayson, previously an international soloist dancer, is now an award winning Dance photographer. In April 1998 she won an award from the British Institute of Professional Photography for her dance photographs. Subsequently she has won Dance Awards in 1999,2000 and 2002. She has had a successful dance career including nine years with English National Ballet and two years with Northern Ballet. She was also a principal guest artiste in Iceland, France and Germany and had contracts in Belgium and South Africa. Her extensive dance experience means that Elaine has a deep understanding of movement and an excellent eye for detail. This added to her enthusiasm for all forms of dance and brings her to the cutting edge of today's dance photography.

    Elaine Mayson is invited to the photo calls of many of the new major works premiered by Britain's greatest dance companies. She also attends photo calls for visiting International Companies. Elaine covers all types of dance photography. She has been closely associated with the Lindy Hop movement, as well as Ceroc, Salsa. Tango, African dance, Spanish dance and Egyptian Belly Dancing.

    The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance employ Elaine extensively. The photographs are used for articles and front covers for the ISTD magazine `Dance`. In this capacity she is photographing children and adults in all disciplines of dance; from modern to classical ballet, Greek dance, tap and National dance. She captures the vitality, enthusiasm and talent of these British dancers, many of whom will be the stars of tomorrow! The ISTD now has a gallery of Elaine's dance photographs on their teenage website. It is constantly updated to provide up to the minute coverage of dance productions. (www.young-dancers.org) Elaine is also the photographer for the British Ballet Organisation. Her photographs can be seen in their magazine The Dancer.

    Elaine Mayson Dance Photography provides very attractive packages to dance schools all over the country. Her service includes photographs for the junior dance schools, and provides end of term school performances for major dance colleges. She provides packages for the school prospectus and dance students' portfolios.

    © Elaine Mayson Dance Photography  

    In 1999 Elaine became a Licentiate of the British Institute of Professional Photography. Since then she has won 4 awards for her photography from the BIPP.