Nel Shelby Productions

Nel Shelby Productions Movement Videography + Editing for Dance

The best way to promote dance is to make & share video. Our team of dance videographers, editors, directors and storytellers to collaborate and create the most beautiful, exciting and moving dance videos we can.

Nel Shelby Productions (NSP) is New York City’s premier source for dance videography, documentation services and live streaming. With extensive experience filming more than 600 dance events and performances in a variety of traditional theater settings and non-traditional performance venues, NSP works with each client to provide a custom experience tailored to the company’s needs. Fully equipped fo

Nel Shelby Productions (NSP) is New York City’s premier source for dance videography, documentation services and live streaming. With extensive experience filming more than 600 dance events and performances in a variety of traditional theater settings and non-traditional performance venues, NSP works with each client to provide a custom experience tailored to the company’s needs. Fully equipped fo

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A.I.M by Kyle Abraham has their virtual gala tomorrow!!!Isn't it amazing that they can use a video platform to share the...
10/11/2021

A.I.M by Kyle Abraham has their virtual gala tomorrow!!!

Isn't it amazing that they can use a video platform to share their Homecoming celebration with fans around the world?! 🌏✨

A.I.M's Homecoming Week will raise critical funds to support the company's artists and the sustainability of the company.

This is the second year we're producing the virtual event. We're so proud!

Check out the full line-up of this week's events and learn how you can tune into the virtual gala tomorrow at 7pm ET → https://bit.ly/3AiAuv0

Video 🎥 Credits:
Video Production by Nel Shelby Productions
Nel Shelby , Producer/Director
Caroline Haidet, Editor
Ben Rich, Graphic Designer
Nina Gershonowitz, Project Manager

📸: Gianna Theodore of A.I.M by Kyle Abraham; photo Christopher Duggan Photography

A.I.M by Kyle Abraham has their virtual gala tomorrow!!!

Isn't it amazing that they can use a video platform to share their Homecoming celebration with fans around the world?! 🌏✨

A.I.M's Homecoming Week will raise critical funds to support the company's artists and the sustainability of the company.

This is the second year we're producing the virtual event. We're so proud!

Check out the full line-up of this week's events and learn how you can tune into the virtual gala tomorrow at 7pm ET → https://bit.ly/3AiAuv0

Video 🎥 Credits:
Video Production by Nel Shelby Productions
Nel Shelby , Producer/Director
Caroline Haidet, Editor
Ben Rich, Graphic Designer
Nina Gershonowitz, Project Manager

📸: Gianna Theodore of A.I.M by Kyle Abraham; photo Christopher Duggan Photography

A few weeks ago, my business coach asked me: “What is your love language?” I have taken so many quizzes, tests and works...
10/10/2021

A few weeks ago, my business coach asked me: “What is your love language?”

I have taken so many quizzes, tests and workshops in my lifetime, but I had never taken the quiz to find my love language. After our call ended, I took the quiz—I was so curious.

My love language is words of affirmation. 🗯

I was not surprised by this. I love feedback. I love to hear how I am doing or how people feel, and I LOVE to tell people how I feel about them and give them praise.

My team has a Slack channel called "nsplovechannel"—I slacked everyone and asked them to take the quiz, and then my family took the quiz as well.

There is something so wonderful about being transparent, asking for what you need, and being able to give others what they need.

During the last 18 months, when we all have been asked to pivot, shift, slow down, speed up, experiment—I have found comfort in being very transparent.

More thoughts on my blog. Read it here → https://bit.ly/305gyiT

📸: Jamie Kraus Photography

A few weeks ago, my business coach asked me: “What is your love language?”

I have taken so many quizzes, tests and workshops in my lifetime, but I had never taken the quiz to find my love language. After our call ended, I took the quiz—I was so curious.

My love language is words of affirmation. 🗯

I was not surprised by this. I love feedback. I love to hear how I am doing or how people feel, and I LOVE to tell people how I feel about them and give them praise.

My team has a Slack channel called "nsplovechannel"—I slacked everyone and asked them to take the quiz, and then my family took the quiz as well.

There is something so wonderful about being transparent, asking for what you need, and being able to give others what they need.

During the last 18 months, when we all have been asked to pivot, shift, slow down, speed up, experiment—I have found comfort in being very transparent.

More thoughts on my blog. Read it here → https://bit.ly/305gyiT

📸: Jamie Kraus Photography

"The first-ever performance commissioned by the Trust for Governors Island features six site-specific dance performances...
10/08/2021

"The first-ever performance commissioned by the Trust for Governors Island features six site-specific dance performances made especially for six different sites, designed to call attention to the Island’s newly flourishing ecosystems & dramatic landscapes."

We're filming Richard Move's ‘Herstory of the Universe' at Governor's Island this weekend and next!!!

More details here → https://bit.ly/3BbdTlb

📸: Slobodan Randjelović

"The first-ever performance commissioned by the Trust for Governors Island features six site-specific dance performances made especially for six different sites, designed to call attention to the Island’s newly flourishing ecosystems & dramatic landscapes."

We're filming Richard Move's ‘Herstory of the Universe' at Governor's Island this weekend and next!!!

More details here → https://bit.ly/3BbdTlb

📸: Slobodan Randjelović

10/06/2021

Are you tuning into the 2021 virtual Dance Teacher Magazine awards tomorrow night?! 🎉

Producing and directing virtual events like these fills my heart with joy. Dance education is something I am very passionate about.

I see the power it gives my daughter Gracie and son Jack. I know it teaches compassion and responsibility and more. (I'll never stop standing up for #danceforeverychild)!!! ❤️

This year, Dance Teacher Magazine is honoring the largest group of awardees in the event’s history:

👏 Eva Encinias
👏 Antoine Hunter
👏 Karisma Jay
👏 Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown
👏 Dr. Doug Risner
👏 Alice Teirstein
👏 Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

Cheer on these incredible dance educators tonight on YouTube at 6pm ET/3pm PT. → https://bit.ly/3AVB3w2

10/05/2021

In case you missed it: My team and I took a quick break to rest and recharge. ⚡️🔌

I spent my down-time catching up on some things around the house, enjoying quality time with my family, reading some really great books, and moving my body as much as possible!!!

This is a reminder to take care of your mental health. It is so, so important.

Now, let’s get back to work!!!! 💪🎥✨💜

📱: Christopher Duggan Photography

10/01/2021
Stop your scroll!!!

Stop your scroll!!!

Todd Bolender’s "The Still Point with American Ballet Theatre's Devon Teuscher & Cory Stearns at Vail Dance Festival this summer! 😍

🎶: @Brooklyn Rider

🎥: Nel Shelby Productions

09/30/2021
Juilliard New Dances 2021

At the start of 2021 we were hired by The Juilliard School to film, edit, and produce a tradition that has been happening since 2002: New Dances.

New Dances features each class of students in a new work made exclusively for them by a well-known choreographer.

This year, the four world premieres for Juilliard’s New Dances Program were Tiler Peck, Sonya Tayeh, Bobbi Jene Smith, and Matthew Neenan.

Watch the performance here → https://bit.ly/3kPIzCR

📱: Christopher Duggan Photography

09/29/2021
OOO: September 29–Oct 3!

Starting today, NSP will be taking a much-needed break until Oct 3. Time to recharge after a very full year of incredible projects!

We'll be back in touch on Oct 4. Until then, keep following along for beautiful dance content from our amazing clients!!

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My husband, dance photographer Christopher Duggan Photography, made a bunch of beautiful portraits of Calvin Royal III d...
09/23/2021

My husband, dance photographer Christopher Duggan Photography, made a bunch of beautiful portraits of Calvin Royal III dancing at Vail Dance Festival.

Browse through them on my blog → https://bit.ly/3kqQqGP

📸: Christopher Duggan

09/22/2021
Last Chance for Ballet Coast to Coast!

Last day to enjoy Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet's program at Jacob's Pillow until it's taken down tomorrow!!!

Dancers of the three companies closed Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2021 with an exclusive program featuring⁠:
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✨ "Red Angels" by Ulysses Dove ⁠⁠
✨ "Reflections" by Justin Peck
✨ "Sons de L’ame" by Stanton Welch⁠⁠
✨ "Home Studies" (for the stage) by Helen Pickett
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PLUS a group piece, "Second to Last," choreographed by Alejandro Cerrudo, that brings dancers from each company onstage together for the very first time⁠!!
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Grab access to watch the performance → https://bit.ly/3Epibr8

🎥: dancers of Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet at Jacob's Pillow; video by Nel Shelby Productions

We're co-producing Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at 92nd Street Y's virtual Panel Discussion on Dance And Ableism thi...
09/21/2021

We're co-producing Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at 92nd Street Y's virtual Panel Discussion on Dance And Ableism this Saturday (9/25) from 2–3:30pm ET.

Come, listen, learn, and engage with DEL's panel of distinguished artists and educators as they have a conversation on accessibility and inclusion in dance.

Register here → https://bit.ly/39ktN0B

📸: Cherylynn Tsushima

We're co-producing Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at 92nd Street Y's virtual Panel Discussion on Dance And Ableism this Saturday (9/25) from 2–3:30pm ET.

Come, listen, learn, and engage with DEL's panel of distinguished artists and educators as they have a conversation on accessibility and inclusion in dance.

Register here → https://bit.ly/39ktN0B

📸: Cherylynn Tsushima

Hi!! Caroline Haidet here! 👋This summer was my first year joining Nel and the NSP team at Vail Dance Festival . It was i...
09/20/2021

Hi!! Caroline Haidet here! 👋

This summer was my first year joining Nel and the NSP team at Vail Dance Festival .

It was incredible to be in a new location with the team, embracing the opportunities and challenges that come along with that.

I enjoyed how purposeful and marketing-centered our projects were. We worked with VDF’s awesome team to gather a list of videos that we needed to create and then built our filming schedule from there.

The artists were absolutely phenomenal, #DamianWoetzel is an inspiring leader and Vail is truly stunning.

In just 2 weeks, we crafted 20 videos and filmed 9 performances (1 was a livestream!)

Find some of our team's favorite videos on the NSP blog. → https://bit.ly/2Ye6Mdn

Hi!! Caroline Haidet here! 👋

This summer was my first year joining Nel and the NSP team at Vail Dance Festival .

It was incredible to be in a new location with the team, embracing the opportunities and challenges that come along with that.

I enjoyed how purposeful and marketing-centered our projects were. We worked with VDF’s awesome team to gather a list of videos that we needed to create and then built our filming schedule from there.

The artists were absolutely phenomenal, #DamianWoetzel is an inspiring leader and Vail is truly stunning.

In just 2 weeks, we crafted 20 videos and filmed 9 performances (1 was a livestream!)

Find some of our team's favorite videos on the NSP blog. → https://bit.ly/2Ye6Mdn

Happy National Dance Day!!!Dance is joy.Dance is healing.Dance is life.How lucky am I to be in this incredible community...
09/18/2021

Happy National Dance Day!!!

Dance is joy.
Dance is healing.
Dance is life.

How lucky am I to be in this incredible community?!

📸: Christopher Duggan Photography

Happy National Dance Day!!!

Dance is joy.
Dance is healing.
Dance is life.

How lucky am I to be in this incredible community?!

📸: Christopher Duggan Photography

09/17/2021
Behind-The-Scenes at VDF

In case you wondered what's happening behind-the-scenes at Vail Dance Festival... 🤪

📱: Christopher Duggan Photography

09/16/2021
NSP at Conversations on Dance!

Loved sitting down with Rebecca King Ferraro and Michael Sean Breeden of Conversations on Dance. 🤗

We talked about my dance training, when and how I fell in love with film, and how I blended both of my passions together to start my own video production company.

Take a listen → https://bit.ly/2YSVADk

📸: Christopher Duggan Photography

09/15/2021
Vail Dance Festival 2021: International Evenings of Dance (Sizzle Excerpt)

This year, at Vail Dance Festival, our team consisted of Ashli Bickford, Caroline Haidet, Danica Paulos, and Nate Reininga.

Three of which have never been to Vail Dance Festival before! (I couldn’t wait to show them one of my favorite places in the world)!! 🌍❤️

Then, of course, Christopher Duggan Photography photographed the festival.

Throughout the two weeks the Festival ran, we filmed nine shows with four cameras. All of the shows were seen outdoors on the lawn of the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.

I just shared a collection of our favorite videos from Festival 2021 on my blog.

Watch them here → https://bit.ly/2Ye6Mdn

🎥: International Evenings of Dance (sizzle excerpt) at Vail Dance Festival; videoNel Shelby Productions

09/11/2021
9/11 Tribute - Table of Silence Project – Buglisi Dance Theatre

Buglisi Dance Theatre and Lincoln Center, in partnership with Dance/NYC, honor the 20th year since the events of 9/11, and current crises that face humanity today, with a livestreamed performance of the Table of Silence Project 9/11, an annual free public performance ritual for peace conceived and choreographed in 2011 by Jacqulyn Buglisi, Artistic Director of Buglisi Dance Theatre.

Artistic collaborators for this year’s reimagined program include Composer/Music Director Daniel Bernard Roumain, spoken-word poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Buglisi Dance Theatre Co-Founder/Principal Dancer Terese Capucilli, and Video Producer, Nel Shelby and Nel Shelby Productions. The socially distanced performance will begin this year with an excerpt of Ms. Buglisi’s masterwork Requiem, created in 2001 as an immediate response to 9/11 and performed live at Lincoln Center this year. Premiering in the shadow of tragedy, Requiem became a vehicle for collective healing. For the 2021 Table of Silence Project 9/11, the original 10-foot-long silk costumes in vibrant reds, golds and greens will be transformed by costume designer Elena Comendador into tones of alchemic white and silver, to recall the ashes, purity and sacredness of the lost souls remembered on this anniversary.

The live performance feature is the reimagined Table of Silence Prologue ritual, created in 2020, performed live by 32 courageous dancers encircling Lincoln Center’s Revson Fountain with Daniel Bernard Roumain on violin, Marc Bamuthi Joseph performing his spoken word “Awakening” and Terese Capucilli leading the ritual as Bell Master. The livestream will also include the World Premiere of Études II, a film by Nel Shelby Productions that features dancers from around the world in movement stories inspired by the twelve repetitive sacred gestures of the Table of Silence Project; and the full presentation of the 2019 Table of Silence Project 9/11, a public tribute to the events of 9/11 and a call to action for peace in our world.

Table of Silence Project 9/11 is presented as part of Restart Stages, a program of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation-Lincoln Center Agora Initiative with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), which activates outdoor space through artistic and community initiatives that speak to our current moment, and reimagines cultural engagement in public space for a new era.

"Dance has the power to transcend all boundaries and bring cultures together through our shared humanity. One step at a time, we make change for peace as we recognize our resilience for the future of all life on our beautiful planet.” –Jacqulyn Buglisi

09/08/2021

🔁: @conversationsondance!!!

On the podcast this week, we speak with the talent behind the camera, who spent her 2020 bringing dance into your home!

Join us for our chat with dance videographer, @nelshelbyfilms, who's work is showcased here.⁠⁠
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Tune in now ➡️ Find Conversations on Dance wherever you get your podcasts. ⁠⁠
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Thank you to @vaildancefest, @universalballetcompetition, @yumiko, and Michael Langlois' 'B Plus' memoir, available on our COD Reading List ➡️ Click the link in bio. ⁠⁠
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🎥 by Nel Shelby Productions, featuring @tilerpeck and @hermancornejo rehearsing @justin_peck's new work for @vaildancefest to music by @carolineadelaideshaw. // #VailDance

09/08/2021
VDF Round-Up 2021

If you’re on my email list, you know how special Vail Dance Festival is to me and my team.

I just sent out a round-up of some of our favorite videos from this summer.

Want in on some gorgeous dance video content? Sign up here → http://bit.ly/NSP-EMAILS

🎥: Melissa Toogood dancing Michelle Dorrance's newest work, "New To The Session" at Vail Dance Festival 2021; video Nel Shelby Productions

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Fully equipped for single and multiple camera video services, our team of dance videographers offers everything from brainstorming what your video should include to prepping the final edit for sharing online.

In addition to filming performances, we capture interviews, auditions, fundraising videos and promotional reels. Our dance documentary PS DANCE! was nominated for a New York Emmy!! We can even live-stream dance events online or at exclusive venues.

Excellence means more than showing up with the best equipment. As movers ourselves, we feel a deep devotion to the advancement of dance as an art form and bring this passion to every project we take on. We value collaboration with our clients and internally as a creative team. And we serve with kindness, knowing that the best projects are made of joy, not just deliverables.

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Beautiful video for the Jacob's Pillow 85th anniversary, Nel! Whatcha got cookin' next?