The Fleet

The Fleet The Fleet is a group of professional dance artists who specialize in dance video production. We are Quentin Burley, Madeline Irmen, & Ellen Maynard

We create performance documentation, performer and teacher reels, promotional trailers, dance films, screen adaptations of stage work, performance projections, and social-media hosted videos. The Fleet believes in capturing the rich, ever-changing body of dance in New York City as historical archive and creating new work that blends dance and film.

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Sci Fi Girl (Rob Flax/Joy Davis/FLOAT Boston)

Sci Fi Girl (Rob Flax/Joy Davis/FLOAT Boston)

Collaborative dance film/music video made as part of an artist residency at FLOAT Boston: Musician/composer Rob Flax and dancer/choreographer Joy Davis each ...

attitudes of the kingdom: on growth

We've been happily posted up at Triskelion Arts filming festivals like "Never Before Never Again" for the past 3 years. Thanks Singer Joy for sharing our video of your work!

the "attitudes of the kingdom" are prompts for improvisation which use medieval archetypes in pairs to explore social dominance. this performance uses variat...

*N!gga Trailer

Nora chipaumire at The Kitchen tonight and tomorrow premier of #PUNK100%POP*NIGGA Event here >> Nora chipaumire

Trailer filmed at Bates Dance Festival shot/edited by Ellen Maynard of The Fleet

by Ellen Maynard


Nora chipaumire at The Kitchen tonight and tomorrow #PUNK100%POP*NIGGA
Nora chipaumire

Shamar Watt Atiyyah Khan

Video filmed at Bates Dance Festival by Ellen Maynard and Heather Rebecca editing by Ellen // The Fleet

This is "100%POP_Trailer" by Nora Chipaumire on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Still spinning from @lionsjawfestival — 6 days spent with inspiring artist humans. We documented and took part in tremen...

Still spinning from @lionsjawfestival — 6 days spent with inspiring artist humans. We documented and took part in tremendous and delicate moments. Thank you to @smgibbons & @jaredtaylorw for bringing us all together! ❤️🦁🦁 #lionsjaw #lionsjawfestival #thefleetnyc #moderndance #performanceart #performancefestival @ Green Street Studios


@la.alternativa and @albert.mathias make you do handstands on your fists & other bad ass moves. Alternativa at @lionsjawfestival today.


new stuff in the works for our longtime collaborator @boyfridayco with beautiful dancers @maddirmen and @mei and of course @eamain ... head over to their gram to help them raise money for the next residency 💙💙💙💎💎💎#thefleetnyc #boyfridaycompany #moderndance #dancefilm

Bates Dance Festival

Rennie Harris Puremovement tonight at Bates Dance Festival. Fleet member Ellen Maynard got the opportunity to film this incredible group in rehearsal and on the stage! #lifted

Rennie Harris PureMovement: LIFTED opens tonight at the festival! Are you ready??

Alison Cook Beatty Dance

In depth look at Alison Cook Beatty Dance! Video by us with an amazing collaboration on music with Adam Crawley!

Take an INSIDE LOOK with the artists of Alison Cook Beatty Dance!

Be sure to check out our upcoming performances July 28th An Evening of Modern Dance, August 5th RAW Alison Cook Beatty Dance, and Nov. 3rd and 4th at The Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance.

Dancers: Vera Paganin, Carolina Rivera Moreno, Joshua Elliott, Dorrie Silver, Fiona Oba, Niccolò Orsolani, Nika Antuanette and Timothy Ward.
Choreography: Alison Cook Beatty
Videography: @thefleetnyc
Music: Adam Crawley

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Can’t wait for tonight! Work in progress dance film showing at @gibneydance 280 Broadway with @dancefilms and @gregvanderveer #thefleetnyc #dancefilmassociation #gibneydance #workinprogress #dancefilm #bebemiller #susanrethorst #themakingroom @bebemillercompany @gabriellerevlock


Showing work this Monday night at @dancefilms work in progress with @gregvanderveer ! All welcome, tix 10, free for DFA members. @gibneydance 6-9pm 2gether 2 gather focuses on the immediacy of the many duets within The Making Room process between choreographer Susan Rethorst and dancer collaborators Gabrielle Revlock and Gregory Holt. Video artist Ellen Maynard created a digital diptych of repeating moments from these duets, uncovered within the hours and days of rehearsal. Each one of the duets - real or digital - gathers moments of Rethorst’s work from the past 30 years and brings them into partnership with her current process. #thefleetnyc @bebemillercompany @thefleetnyc #themakingroom #dancefilmassociation #DFA #gibneydance #dancefilm #installation #workinprogress #susanrethorst

#savingsbaby in Brooklyn

We had a blast filming the "Savings Babies" of Spotluck yesterday! #savingsbaby

Celebrating our local restaurants in Brooklyn! Everyone loves savings, baby!

Hannah Epperson - 40 Numbers

Fleet members Maddie Irmen & Ellen Maynard were camera ops for this music video by the talented Hannah Epperson! Props to Jacob Blumberg for leading in cinematography and editing. And props to the gorgeous dancers Gwyn Mackenzie and Thomas House who kept dancing despite the torrential rain, thunder, and lighting!

Hannah Epperson support tour with RY X, Europe 2018: February 12th, 2018 - Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany -

Lion's Jaw Is 'Not Just A Festival For Dancers To Come Dance'
Lion's Jaw Is 'Not Just A Festival For Dancers To Come Dance'

Lion's Jaw Is 'Not Just A Festival For Dancers To Come Dance'

New Movement Collaborative aims to turn Boston into a training ground for dance artists and its banner project, Lion’s Jaw, creates work and classes that very intentionally teeter between experimental and strange.

Patricia Noworol Dance Theater

Check out the trailer we made for Patricia Noworol Dance Theater ! Fierce ladies!

It has been 3 months since the Premier of TREMENDOUS at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. We cannot wait to jump into Fall, but in the mean time, Patricia Noworol and PNDT want to share with you the latest promotional video of TREMENDOUS.


Editing by Ellen Maynard

Troy Ogilvie, Kayla Farrish, Mei Yamanaka, Rebecca Margolick, Mika Yanagihara, Lisa Maree Dowling
Erik Abbott-Main Solomon Weisbard Nicole Lang


That's a wrap on day 1 of filming for @jcpsenicka2's EP with choreography by the magical @kitsykatsup 👏🌟🌟🌟🍦🍭 #thefleetnyc #dancefilm @thealchemical @queburs


Someone's ready for their close up! We love this shot we got during the last @dancifythat 🌟🎥 #yes #thefleetnyc #dancifythat #moderndance #gameshow #closeup #dancefilm


Today is the last day to donate to the @dancecaribbeancollective indiegogo. We love and support this community invite you to do the same! #supportdcc #dancecaribbeancollective #ourcaribbeanspirit

DCC Indiegogo 2017

We love Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE!!!

We created this indiegogo video to help them reach their goal of 5,500 for the New Traditions Festival programing for 2017. There will be workshops, discussions, interviews, and a huge show in June! Check it out and donate! This is the kind of group that keeps New York going!

#SupportDCC #DownwithDCC #OurCaribbeanSpirit

Visit the Dance Caribbean Collective Indiegogo page to donate today!


Tonight is the world premiere of Taja Lindley's "This Ain't A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering". Please join us from 7:30-9:30 at @fivespotsoulfood for viewing, discussion, food, and drinks. @tajalindley @thefleetnyc @josephroadstudios #blacklivesmatter #thefleetnyc #tajalindley #dancefilm

Brother[hood] Dance Afro/Solo/Man Promo

Shoutout to Brotherhood Dance for creating this evening-length work "Afro/Solo/Man" and to Denmark Arts Center for supporting them with a full residency.

We are thrilled to work with both organizations - great artists doing great work. Video by us The Fleet =)

This is "Brother[hood] Dance Afro/Solo/Man Promo" by The Fleet on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Do you still need to book a videographer for your APAP showing? We are here for you! We are offering $50 off any APAP sh...
APAP Videographers Available

Do you still need to book a videographer for your APAP showing? We are here for you! We are offering $50 off any APAP showing. xoxo - The Fleet

As you know APAP videos can be crucial for your future grant and choreographic applications. We are dancers ourselves, we created The Fleet in order to help fellow dancers gain access to affordable, professional quality video. 


@tajalindley as The Bag Lady. This is a clip of our time with her in Maine. Next week we will be filming her once again, and it can't come soon enough. #blacklivesmatter #work #keepgoing

Lions Jaw 2016

Lion's Jaw Performance + Dance Festival!!! Here is a look at some of the moments we captured throughout the festival.

Shooting by The Fleet editing by Lion's Jaw.

a recap of Lion's Jaw performance + dance festival BOSTON 2016 *rough cut* all footage © The Fleet/ Lions Jaw performance + dance festival sara shelton mann ...


Lion's Jaw Performance + Dance Festival starts this week- are you ready? See you in Boston!

New Movement Collaborative


We are so pleased and jazzed to have NYC dance film/video crew The Fleet documenting our festival this year! Ellen Maynard and her crew bring a whole lot of expertise and badassery with them and will be flies on the wall and dancers in the rooms for the full five days...


Thank you Festival of Recorded Movement for including Undertow in your Saturday Screenings.

The Saturday screening included "films that look at the body in minimalistic and experimental ways, offering a dynamic sense of rhythm and concepts that accentuate the the human body outside of what we see physically."

Thank you F-O-R-M!

A dance film translation of Serena Chang's piece, "Undertow," performed at The Ohio State University through the Department of Dance in Winter of…



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Behind the scenes from The Fleet shoot for Ataata! I am so thankful to the crew I hope to work with everyone again!