Chicago Dance Photographer

Ashley Deran is a teaching artist, choreographer, and photographer from Chicago, IL.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance from Western Michigan University. A mover at heart, she quickly found that she could integrate her passion for photography with her passion for dance.  Complimented by the use of vibrant color and shape, Ashley's strong eye for line and composition give her photos a dynamic quality that embodies the movement and spirit of her subjects.   Her strong sense of creativity and aesthetic lend themselves naturally to producing eye catching images that have been published nationally.  While specializing in dance performance and portrait photography, she loves working with a variety of subjects and enjoys the playfulness and experimentation that comes with with each new session.  When she isn't out shooting, you can find her in a dance studio; she continues to be an active performer, choreographer, and teacher in the Chicago dance community.