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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Fancy seeing you here, Ephrat Asherie and Michelle Dorrance!! 🤪👏Dorrance Dance opened at Jacob's Pillow yesterday. The P...
07/01/2021

Fancy seeing you here, Ephrat Asherie and Michelle Dorrance!! 🤪👏

Dorrance Dance opened at Jacob's Pillow yesterday. The Pillow's first live performance in 674 days!

An online presentation of this event will be available to stream July 15–29.

Learn how you can watch here: https://bit.ly/3h58pB1

Fancy seeing you here, Ephrat Asherie and Michelle Dorrance!! 🤪👏

Dorrance Dance opened at Jacob's Pillow yesterday. The Pillow's first live performance in 674 days!

An online presentation of this event will be available to stream July 15–29.

Learn how you can watch here: https://bit.ly/3h58pB1

Go, team, go!!! ⭐️ Mason Chapello • Taylor Hutchinson • Sonia Bartolomeo • Sydney Samson📍 Jacob's Pillow // #ReturnToDan...
06/30/2021

Go, team, go!!!

⭐️ Mason Chapello • Taylor Hutchinson • Sonia Bartolomeo • Sydney Samson

📍 Jacob's Pillow // #ReturnToDance

Go, team, go!!!

⭐️ Mason Chapello • Taylor Hutchinson • Sonia Bartolomeo • Sydney Samson

📍 Jacob's Pillow // #ReturnToDance

06/26/2021
#ArtsAreEssential in Public Schools

Dance is a tool for transformation!!

We can say it over and over, but it's even more powerful when we SHOW IT!

That's why we want you to share our PS DANCE! film with your neighbors and community members, and send it to your NYC Council Members:

We must restore arts education funding in the 2021/2022 NYC budget!!
Our NY Emmy-nominated documentary steps inside the halls of five NYC public schools to celebrate what movement means to their students.

PS DANCE! illuminates the profound effects dance education can have on every child in New York public schools. When dance is added to students’ daily studies, it inspires, it connects, it breeds discipline and hard work and respect.

The arts are essential to children’s growth and learning—in school, and about themselves. Dance in our public schools has the ability to inspire every part of the child: body, mind and heart.

Tell your NYC Council Members #ArtsAreEssential before they vote on the budget on June 30th: http://nycaieroundtable.org/arts-are-essential/

🎥 Film by Nel Shelby Productions
Executive Producer: Jody Gottfried Arnhold
Dance Education Consultant: Joan Finkelstein

06/25/2021
✨ Curious about the makers behind some of NSP’s magic? ✨

✨ Curious about the makers behind some of NSP’s magic? ✨

“Inside the Pillow Lab” – a docuseries we created with Jacob's Pillow during the pandemic – has been one of our favorite projects to date!!

I sat down with the wonderful, multi-talented Amber Schmiesing and Caroline Haidet for some insight on their editing styles and processes.

Take a listen and nerd out with us!!

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this team?! 💜

Then vs. Now. Christopher Duggan recently pulled up the first photo here. He snapped this photo of me 17 years ago when ...
06/24/2021

Then vs. Now.

Christopher Duggan recently pulled up the first photo here.

He snapped this photo of me 17 years ago when I was a one-woman video production team. I was filming Adele Myers and Dancers .

Fast forward to now, where I have a full team of incredible humans who are expert and professional, have deep roots in the performing arts, are thoughtful and collaborative, and who truly value the work.

Just like I was 17 years ago.

Full circle moment.

I'm so proud!!!

Then vs. Now.

Christopher Duggan recently pulled up the first photo here.

He snapped this photo of me 17 years ago when I was a one-woman video production team. I was filming Adele Myers and Dancers .

Fast forward to now, where I have a full team of incredible humans who are expert and professional, have deep roots in the performing arts, are thoughtful and collaborative, and who truly value the work.

Just like I was 17 years ago.

Full circle moment.

I'm so proud!!!

STREAMING TONIGHT, 6/23 🎥Exactly one year ago, I began working on PS DANCE NYC Dance To The Rescue, a new documentary fo...
06/23/2021

STREAMING TONIGHT, 6/23 🎥

Exactly one year ago, I began working on PS DANCE NYC Dance To The Rescue, a new documentary for New York City Department of Education (DOE).

Once the pandemic hit, I knew I had to convey the incredible pivot that dance teachers AND students had to make when everything shifted to virtual learning.

I began speaking with Ana Nery Fragoso, the former Director of Dance at the Department of Education in New York City, about creating a new documentary that reflects this incredible resilience and passion.

It has been so inspiring to see dance continue to grow throughout the pandemic, and I'm so excited to share it with you.

Please join us for the premiere of PS DANCE! To The Rescue tonight at 7pm ET.

Watch tonight on Zoom (link in my blog) >> https://www.nelshelby.com/ps-dance-to-the-rescue/

Special thanks to Jody and John Arnhold and The Arnhold Foundation for funding this project. The Arnhold's dedication to dance education makes my heart so full.

To Ana Nery Fragroso, Sandi Stratten-Gonzalez, and Amber Lodman at New York City's Department of Education: THANK YOU!! It has been such a joy to share these stories with the world. You are all amazing.

PS: There will be a Q+A following the premiere this evening. Please join in on the conversation if you can!

STREAMING TONIGHT, 6/23 🎥

Exactly one year ago, I began working on PS DANCE NYC Dance To The Rescue, a new documentary for New York City Department of Education (DOE).

Once the pandemic hit, I knew I had to convey the incredible pivot that dance teachers AND students had to make when everything shifted to virtual learning.

I began speaking with Ana Nery Fragoso, the former Director of Dance at the Department of Education in New York City, about creating a new documentary that reflects this incredible resilience and passion.

It has been so inspiring to see dance continue to grow throughout the pandemic, and I'm so excited to share it with you.

Please join us for the premiere of PS DANCE! To The Rescue tonight at 7pm ET.

Watch tonight on Zoom (link in my blog) >> https://www.nelshelby.com/ps-dance-to-the-rescue/

Special thanks to Jody and John Arnhold and The Arnhold Foundation for funding this project. The Arnhold's dedication to dance education makes my heart so full.

To Ana Nery Fragroso, Sandi Stratten-Gonzalez, and Amber Lodman at New York City's Department of Education: THANK YOU!! It has been such a joy to share these stories with the world. You are all amazing.

PS: There will be a Q+A following the premiere this evening. Please join in on the conversation if you can!

Full of gratitude to have a place on Dance Magazine's "30 Over 30" list!! 🥰🎥🎬❤️"A sturdy braid of dance, filmmaking and ...
06/23/2021

Full of gratitude to have a place on Dance Magazine's "30 Over 30" list!!

🥰🎥🎬❤️

"A sturdy braid of dance, filmmaking and entrepreneurship runs through the center of Nel Shelby's story, from training in ballet, jazz and tap during her Colorado childhood, to studying broadcast media at Stephens College in Missouri, to her arrival at Jacob's Pillow as a videography intern. Nel Shelby Productions opened for business in 2004; four years later, she stopped teaching Pilates part-time to focus on her company and two kids.

Today Shelby manages 40-some concurrent projects, with help from up to a dozen employees and contractors. The pandemic-inspired shifts to virtual led to greater demand than ever before. New York City Center Fall for Dance, Jacob's Pillow and Vail Dance Festival are just three of her company's nearly 100 clients.

With movement in her bones, she's developed a unique approach to dance documentation that can capture the moment as well as communicate at the speed of contemporary culture. "Words like 'archivist' and 'documentation' can feel dry, so it's taken me a while to see myself as an artist," says Shelby, now 44. "I love being in my 40s and I love having been around the dance world for a while, realizing that we all did grow up together," she says."

— Zachary Whittenburg for Dance Magazine

Read the full feature here: https://bit.ly/3zKtl7S

📸: Christopher Duggan Photography

Full of gratitude to have a place on Dance Magazine's "30 Over 30" list!!

🥰🎥🎬❤️

"A sturdy braid of dance, filmmaking and entrepreneurship runs through the center of Nel Shelby's story, from training in ballet, jazz and tap during her Colorado childhood, to studying broadcast media at Stephens College in Missouri, to her arrival at Jacob's Pillow as a videography intern. Nel Shelby Productions opened for business in 2004; four years later, she stopped teaching Pilates part-time to focus on her company and two kids.

Today Shelby manages 40-some concurrent projects, with help from up to a dozen employees and contractors. The pandemic-inspired shifts to virtual led to greater demand than ever before. New York City Center Fall for Dance, Jacob's Pillow and Vail Dance Festival are just three of her company's nearly 100 clients.

With movement in her bones, she's developed a unique approach to dance documentation that can capture the moment as well as communicate at the speed of contemporary culture. "Words like 'archivist' and 'documentation' can feel dry, so it's taken me a while to see myself as an artist," says Shelby, now 44. "I love being in my 40s and I love having been around the dance world for a while, realizing that we all did grow up together," she says."

— Zachary Whittenburg for Dance Magazine

Read the full feature here: https://bit.ly/3zKtl7S

📸: Christopher Duggan Photography

Two weeks ago we were back at The Joyce Theater live-streaming Ballez . While this was my first time working with Katy P...
06/22/2021

Two weeks ago we were back at The Joyce Theater live-streaming Ballez .

While this was my first time working with Katy Pyle , it sure didn't feel like it!! When we collaborated, we just clicked. ✨

Katy and their team were so great to work with. We sat side-by-side in the theater having the time of our lives – giggling, collaborating, brainstorming the best way to film the event.

There's ONE more day to enjoy this event. Learn how to watch here: https://bit.ly/3qgSz9n

📸: Christopher Duggan Photography

Two weeks ago we were back at The Joyce Theater live-streaming Ballez .

While this was my first time working with Katy Pyle , it sure didn't feel like it!! When we collaborated, we just clicked. ✨

Katy and their team were so great to work with. We sat side-by-side in the theater having the time of our lives – giggling, collaborating, brainstorming the best way to film the event.

There's ONE more day to enjoy this event. Learn how to watch here: https://bit.ly/3qgSz9n

📸: Christopher Duggan Photography

Streaming TONIGHT: Dance Against Cancer!! ❤️💙If you’re in NYC, there are a few more tickets left to attend in-person ton...
06/21/2021

Streaming TONIGHT: Dance Against Cancer!! ❤️💙

If you’re in NYC, there are a few more tickets left to attend in-person tonight at 7:30pm ET.

If you’re not local, enjoy via livestream (we’re producing the show)!!!

More details on tonight’s livestream and ticketing information here: https://www.dacny.org/

#DanceForACure #DanceAgainstCancer #DACOutside

Streaming TONIGHT: Dance Against Cancer!! ❤️💙

If you’re in NYC, there are a few more tickets left to attend in-person tonight at 7:30pm ET.

If you’re not local, enjoy via livestream (we’re producing the show)!!!

More details on tonight’s livestream and ticketing information here: https://www.dacny.org/

#DanceForACure #DanceAgainstCancer #DACOutside

Working with The Juilliard School is such an honor. To be able to livestream the school's commencement where we have bee...
06/18/2021
Juilliard to Hold Its 116th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 11am at The Juilliard School

Working with The Juilliard School is such an honor. To be able to livestream the school's commencement where we have been working for many, many months (👋 New York City Center) brings it full circle.

Big, big congrats to Jody Gottfried Arnhold and Virginia Johnson who were each presented with an Honorary Doctorate – so well deserved!

#DanceForEveryChild!!!!

The Juilliard School today announced that its 116th commencement ceremony will be held in person on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 11am, outdoors on the Lincoln Center campus for a limited audience. The ceremony will also be livestreamed at juilliard.edu for those unable to attend in person.

06/18/2021
Two Days Left! Jacob's Pillow #GlobalPillow Virtual Gala

Jacob's Pillow hosted a virtual gala this past weekend!!

We celebrated Dormeshia, recipient of this year's Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, and we shared dance from around the globe, with performances by:

✨ Black Grace
✨ Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris
✨ Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT)
✨ Hong Kong Ballet
✨ Germaine Acgony of Ecole des Sables
✨ Companhia Urbana de Dança
✨ Candoco Dance Company
✨ Samhaara-The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble
✨ Dormeshia

During the event, we dealt with some tech issues that were unfortunately out of our control. Fortunately, we had a Plan B, Plan C, and even a Plan D!! (We ended up going with Plan C). 🤓

While the world continues to open up, we must remember that the arts were hit hard over the course of the past year.

This is a vital time to support dance, so please check out Global Pillow before it's taken down tomorrow at 7pm ET!!

Find it here → bit.ly/WatchGlobalPillow

🎥: Germaine Acgony of Ecole des Sables

I mentioned to my General Manager, @heidi_h_g, the other day that our team is constantly improving. That is life, isn't ...
06/17/2021

I mentioned to my General Manager, @heidi_h_g, the other day that our team is constantly improving. That is life, isn't it? 😊

And I can't tell you how impressed I am with our clients.

They have grown and learned right along with us, and the way we have collaborated has shifted.

They've grown closer to us, have stronger ideas as to what they want us to create with them, and aren't afraid to say exactly how they feel.

I truly believe that the moment we put our trust in one another is when we can create from a deep place.

I am working more and more each day to trust the process, to trust each other, to trust my team.

Happy Thursday, all!! ❤️

📸: @cdugganphoto // #TrustTheProcess #FilmingDance

Art can uplift our spirits, help us process, and keep our minds and bodies active as our world changes. My work with Dan...
06/17/2021

Art can uplift our spirits, help us process, and keep our minds and bodies active as our world changes.

My work with Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) and PS DANCE NYC, and my own experience raising children with dance and the arts in their lives, has shown me how life-changing and important it is to have access to dance and the arts from a young age and at every level in their education.

NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is mounting a campaign to restore arts education funding in the 2021/2022 NYC budget.

Join us. Tell your NYC Council Members #ArtsAreEssential: http://nycaieroundtable.org/arts-are-essential/

Share this post! And visit the link to send a 1-click email to your representatives!! #DanceForEveryChild

Art can uplift our spirits, help us process, and keep our minds and bodies active as our world changes.

My work with Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) and PS DANCE NYC, and my own experience raising children with dance and the arts in their lives, has shown me how life-changing and important it is to have access to dance and the arts from a young age and at every level in their education.

NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is mounting a campaign to restore arts education funding in the 2021/2022 NYC budget.

Join us. Tell your NYC Council Members #ArtsAreEssential: http://nycaieroundtable.org/arts-are-essential/

Share this post! And visit the link to send a 1-click email to your representatives!! #DanceForEveryChild

Just a day in the life... 🎥🎬🤣 // #AdoramaRentalCo #VideoProduction #FilmDance
06/16/2021

Just a day in the life... 🎥🎬🤣 // #AdoramaRentalCo #VideoProduction #FilmDance

Just a day in the life... 🎥🎬🤣 // #AdoramaRentalCo #VideoProduction #FilmDance

06/15/2021
And the good news just keeps coming!!!

Tickets to Vail Dance Festival went on sale last week! Come visit us in the beautiful mountains July 30–Aug 9!

Featured artists include:
💫 Calvin Royal III (Artist-In-Residence)
💫 BalletX (Company-In-Residence)
💫 New York City Ballet
💫 Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
and more!!!

Check out the full line-up → https://bit.ly/3w7G56f

🎥: Nel Shelby Productions // #VailDance #FilmDance #BalletVideo

"The Joyce Theater presents the world premiere of "Neo", with American Ballet Theatre principal dancers James Whiteside ...
06/14/2021
Forecast For Monday, June 14, 2021

"The Joyce Theater presents the world premiere of "Neo", with American Ballet Theatre principal dancers James Whiteside and Isabella Boylston in their first post-quarantine collaboration choreographed by ABT Artist-In-Residence Alexei Ratmansky.

Based on the original score by Dai Fujikura the work is accompanied by live music from Sumie Kaneko. Filmed on The Joyce stage under the direction of Nel Shelby Productions, "Neo" is a joyous reunion of great artists honoring the ability to create—and celebrate each other."

Watch here (though June 16): https://bit.ly/3wtmSfl

via Live Design Magazine

The Joyce Theatre presents the world premiere of Neo, with ABT principal dancers James Whiteside and Isabella Boylston in their first post-quarantine collaboration choreographed by ABT artist in residence Alexei Ratmansky.

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About Nel Shelby Productions

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?