Fall

                                                                     Oliver Endahl

                                                                   Oliver Endahl

Hey everyone,

It's finally fall here in California & I am a big sucker for anything related to Autumn. I recently purchased a Pumpkin Spice Latte, pumpkin bagels, pumpkin cream cheese, pumpkin lotion and 2 actual pumpkins. 

So today I wanted to share a few of my favorite fall themed Ballet Zaida photos, to celebrate the time of year. 

Happy Autumn!

-Oliver 

Phone Cases

Hey everyone,

Today I just wanted to share a quick note & let you know that Ballet Zaida Phone Cases are now available!

You can check out the first batch of available images right here. 

I'm very excited about these. Phones have become such a personal item, they represent & hold a piece of our identity. So I thought it would be really cool to have a phone case that shares an image from Ballet Zaida. 

My wife Nicole & I have been using them for a while now, & they look great. The colors really pop off the case. 

And the image wraps around so you get the big picture.

 

More images from Ballet Zaida will become phone cases in the future. 

The phone cases are currently available for all the most popular phones. (iPhones & Androids) After you select the image you want, you can select the model & size that fits your phone.

I'd love to know what images you guys think should be phone cases. Let me know by tagging Zaida in a photo on Instagram & say in the caption you think it would be cool as a phone case.

-Oliver 

#DifferenceMakesUs

Nicole Voris

I love Etsy.  I have shopped the sight for years and will spend many hours browsing the app.  I love that they are a company that facilitates the connections and commerce between artists and a their fans.

That's why I was so excited when Etsy asked us to be a part of their #DifferenceMakesUs campaign.  This is an awesome campaign that encourages you to share the things that make you unique!  If you share a photo on Instagram of a one of your favorite items and hashtag #DifferenceMakesUs, then enter here,  you could win a $1000 gift card to Etsy!

If you haven't seen the video we collaborated on with Etsy on check it out!

Beach Photos / Sep 2016

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Oliver Endahl

Hey guys,

I currently have a beach theme happening on the Ballet Zaida Instagram account. ( I started the theme to promote the newest Ballet Zaida Film, The Tide )

As I'm sure you've noticed, there's a lot of dance photography on social media nowadays. And a lot of photos take place in similar looking urban areas. Something I enjoy about the beach theme is that I think it looks very California.

Here's some recent beach photos I captured at Venice Beach, & on a beach over at Palos Verdes. 

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Dance photography on the beach is great. Whether you have no clouds in the sky, or a totally overcast day, the shots you get from the beach usually end up gorgeous.

   -Oliver

Ballet Zaida: The Tide

Nicole Voris

On Monday we released our latest film, The Tide. We are so proud of all of our work, and this piece is no exception.  It gives me chills every time I watch it.

The music is by Ken Mankin & Ariel llies.  We had never worked with spoken word before, but this amazing piece, with poetry by Ken Mankin and music by Ariel Ilies, was perfect to start with. 

Oliver, Stephen, and I have known and worked together for almost a full 10 years now.  Stephen is Oliver's and my best friend.  We all know each other so well that we completely trust one another.  When we work together it's pretty spectacular because we really know what the others are thinking.

As a partner I completely trust Stephen.  I can through my body at him and I know he will never drop me, plus we also make something really cool.  The day we made this we filmed a lot of different lifts just in case we would need them.  Not all of them made the final cut, but we did some work that I have never seen done before.  Stephen and I just allowed our bodies and gravity to work together to make new exciting partnering.

We hope you enjoy the film!  If you do please like, comment and share!