New York based, Australian native, Stevie Dance is a photographer and director known for her exploration and portrayal of compelling cultural phenomena and the contemporary nuances of identity, intimacy and celebrity. Dance is a multi-disciplinary artist, and is regarded as versatile and unique for her ability to work across many mediums in tandem.
Her visual practice engages with her curiosity of the subversive, distinct choreography, lyricism and the female gaze. To do so, Dance draws from her dedicated training in classical ballet, David Mamet’s Practical Aesthetics, and her B.A. of Media and Communications, majoring in Journalism and Cinematography, from the University of Sydney.
As a filmmaker, Dance’s aesthetic leans into a sensorial rhythm, championing the use of non-linear montage techniques, alongside spoken narration that she has instilled in her films since her emergence. Dance has simultaneously photographed, directed and styled campaigns for clients and publications such as Marc Jacobs, Vogue Italia, Calvin Klein, Levi’s, Interview Magazine, Pop Magazine, to name a few.
Creating stills and motion commissions for beauty driven clients has become a focal point of Dance’s trajectory. Her work within this realm is grounded in its authenticity, connectivity and raw appeal. Her clients have included MAC, Rhode by Hailey Bieber upon its launch, Glossier and Kylie Cosmetics.
Dance often collaborates within her visual practice as a writer, stylist and creative director as well.
From 2011 until 2020, Dance held the position of co-fashion director, at the lauded bi-annual fashion and art journal, POP magazine. Here she conceptualized her work, executed it and expressed herself technically and artistically under her own creative direction. Dance achieved this by photographing, casting, producing, styling and art directing her editorials and covers, in their totality. Her visual editorial work is often accompanied by the written word in the form of an essay.
Dance stylistically led the widely acclaimed OFF-WHITE fashion week presentations since the brand’s Paris debut in 2016 until Feb 2020. In collaboration with the late founder and artistic director, Virgil Abloh, she acted as the brand’s head stylist, fashion director and consultant across all OFF-WHITE runway presentations, consulting on every major seasonal offering for both the Women’s and Men’s collections for five years. A year into their collaboration, in 2017, OFF-WHITE rose 32 ranks in one quarter on the Lyst index (the quarterly report that analyses online shopping behavior). It proceeded to hold the position of the most popular brand in the world 5 times in the following 3 years.
In 2018, Dance launched The Feel Studio, a sustainably run Californian denim brand. As the hands-on principal, she has been intimately responsible for the brand’s creative direction, strategy, product design, sustainability initiatives, messaging and communication. She has photographed and art directed the brand’s visual offering, in its entirety. The Feel Studio has been featured by The New York Times, Vogue, WSJ, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine’s The Cut and was included by Forbes on their 2019 “Emerging Brands to Watch” list.
Prior to that, she was a freelance stylist, creative director and consultant working across an array of mediums, clients and culturally significant projects for the last two decades living in New York.
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