Model Call – Ballet Dancer 12 to 15 Years Old

Open Model Call for a Boy Ballet Dancer in NYC


Open call for male ballet dancer between the ages of 12 and 15 for a studio shoot in Brooklyn, NYC.

Call Time/date: TBD – between July 15th and 20th.

Work: Two Hours

Pay: $100


IMPORTANT NOTES: Parent must be present, sign model release, and provide ID for our records.  The dance studio location prefers only covid vaccinated children.  Model and the parents must be seriously committed to this policy and concept as the space will be reserved and booked specifically for this one shoot with one model.  The fee paid to the model’s parents is intended to offset their costs for transportation, lost time from work, etc.  Some images will be provided solely at the photographer’s discretion, but is not considered part of the compensation.


This is for a photography series entitled Youthful Ambition.  Please click on the link for more details on this series.


For consideration please email with information on your child’s age, ability, previous modeling experience (not required), and your contact information.  If you have a social media contact that will be very much appreciated so that we could chat directly.


I have historically not paid the models but in the interest of consideration of the time constraints and that the parent MUST be present I am offering a $100 honorarium in this case.


This image below is Rylee, age 9 which I shot a couple of months ago in New Orleans, Louisiana.


ballerina, new orleans, child athlete




About The Author

Christopher Ryan is an international photographer specializing in conceptual portraits in unique environments, such as abandoned buildings and picturesque landscapes. His work breaks the barriers of race, age, and geographic location, capturing the energy and exuberance of the human form. He was influenced by his unusual upbringing in the American South. He seeks to retain the virtues of Southern Charm while abandoning pre-conceived notions of prejudice.