Vail Dance Performance Video

I spent the past two weeks at Vail International Dance Festival – a celebration of exceptional dance taking place in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

Being at Vail Dance is such an inspiration – people are so delighted to be there and the dancing is phenomenal. I am so lucky to see to this level of artistry every day, to film beautiful productions, and to capture the process of new works in creation.

I’m sharing only some of our work from the festival here in this post, because we’ve created so much!! Follow me on Instagram for many more dance videos from Vail – there are still more to come!

Opening Night

BalletX – Company-In-Residence

Behind-the-Scenes Dance Video

Vail pushes world-class dance artists our of their comfort zones – in new and surprising partnerships and world premiere dances – and the festival provides outstanding and uplifting coaching, too.

Damian Woetzel and Heather Watts give their all to these dancers every rehearsal. It’s wonderful to watch their generosity and genius at work, and I’m so glad we can share a piece of that energy with a wider audience through video!!

Thank you to my fabulous team who film and edit nonstop during this festival: Loren Robertson, Jessica Ray & Christopher Duggan. You are all rockstars!!

Nel Shelby is Video Producer at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and Owner & Filmmaker for Nel Shelby Productions, her New York City-based company dedicated to dance videography and editing. Nel shares her mission to preserve and promote the art of dance with her husband, Christopher Duggan, a dance and wedding photographer. They collaborate on projects with dance companies of worldwide renown, up-and-coming choreographers, dance educators, dance schools and more. Nel is also the proud Director and Producer of PS DANCE! — a New York Emmy-nominated documentary about dance education in NYC’s public schools.

Nel Shelby Dance Videographer in Action


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