Nicole Pierce, an extraordinary modern dancer, choreographer, dance instructor, and founder of EgoArt, Inc., has been a favorite subject of mine for many years. I photograph her on Sunday mornings every few months – sometimes more frequently.

I'm free to shoot Nicole while she puts together her weekly dance class at Green Street Studios in Cambridge, MA. She doesn’t stop to pose for me, so in a sense my process is the same as when I’m photographing in city streets. I like the spontaneity of the ever-changing present, never quite sure what the next instant will bring.

One Arm, One Leg

One Arm, One Leg

Headless

Headless

Hair Flying

Hair Flying

Handstand

Handstand

Jump

Jump

Foot Poking Out

Foot Poking Out

Almost Touching

Almost Touching

Looking Up

Looking Up

Leaping Left

Leaping Left

Curve

Curve

Rolling

Rolling

Resting

Resting

Off Screen

Off Screen

Blur

Blur

Thinking

Thinking

Nicole and Me

Nicole and Me