Meet the NSP Team
All our videographers, photographers, and editors (even our project managers!) have training in movement, understand musicality, and have an experienced eye for viewing all styles of dance. We can make instinctual, in-the-moment decisions during filming and connect to each project with an increased awareness of nuance and choreographic voice.
Team 📸 at Vail Dance Festival 2022 by Christopher Duggan
Our work is fueled by a devotion to dance and a feeling that the art form should be promoted often and easily, and preserved with utmost care.
I’m so proud of my team for continuing to adapt to the changing landscape of performance as we moved beyond the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. See what I mean →
Photographer & Videographer
Christopher Duggan is a highly-respected NYC-based dance photographer who just so happens to also be Nel Shelby’s loving husband. Christopher is the NSP crew’s favorite wide-angle videographer and brings an easygoing, friendly energy to our on-camera interviews.
Heidi is responsible for fostering new and recurring projects with the talented NSP team. She’s on board to make certain your projects are handled with the utmost care and attention. And keep our whole team organized and thriving!
Assistant Producer & Editor
Loren is Nel’s West Coast collaborator, part of Nel’s Vail Dance team, and go-to colleague to swap advice and talk inspiration. Loren also runs a thriving company for video and performance in California, based out of San Francisco.
“Nel and the whole team at NSP are consummate professionals. Not only are they fully committed to their clients, but they provide a toolbox full of artistic and technical knowledge, and their love of dance truly shines through in all of their work.”
— Samuel Asher Kunzman, Choreographer
Assistant Producer, Videographer & Editor
Ashli is the one we turn to for lightning-speed, high-quality editing jobs and exuberant office cheerleading. Ashli was an intern under Nel at Jacob’s Pillow in 2011, Video Apprentice in 2012, and Videographer in 2014.
Master Project Manager
Cherylynn is our prominent ray of video team sunshine, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York as a freelance photographer specializing in live arts photography. She handles all of NSP’s invoicing and payment processing and leads projects with ninja organization skills.
Video Director at Jacob’s Pillow
Mason brings a zestful, collaborative spirit to every project he’s a part of. After working with Nel at Jacob’s Pillow and Vail Dance Festival, he’s now NSP’s go-to livestream technician and the 2021 Video Director of Jacob’s Pillow.
“I feel so fortunate to have found Nel and her team. Their filming is superb.”
— Randi Sloan, Dance Department Chair, The Dalton School
Livestream Producer, Videographer & Editor
Amber met Nel at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival as an apprentice in the video department. She has done video work for dance, musicians, corporations, theaters, and weddings, and loves to play with drone footage. Amber is still involved in the dance world, teaching dance to kids age 3-17.
Motion Graphics Designer, Producer & Editor
Ben is currently the Creative Services Video Designer at
University of Nevada in Las Vegas. He has worked with Nel for years since meeting at Jacob’s Pillow, and he continues to work with NSP on livestream projects and other cross-country collaborations.
Amy Jacobus Marketing
Marketing Strategy & Management
Amy Jacobus Marketing dreams big with the entire NSP team and ensures that the company keeps in joyful communication with clients all year long. Also former dancers, Amy’s team specializes in digital marketing for creative entrepreneurs.